The 300km/h ETR500 trains are used by Trenitalia’s long-distance division on the Turin - Milan - Salerno high-speed line, linking cities including Turin, Milan, Reggio Emilia, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples and Salerno. The trains also operate services to cities beyond the high-speed network such as Padua, Venice, Rimini, Ancona, Pescara, Foggia and Bari.

Maintenance activities will mainly be carried out at Trenitalia workshops in Naples and Milan, as well as Trenitalia’s facilities in Venice and Rome. The contract also includes technical support both on-track and at the main stations served by the ETR500 fleet.

All tasks will be performed by CAF’s subsidiary, CAF Italia, whose personnel are qualified by the Italian National Railway Safety Agency (ANSF). The project will employ more than 300 people who will join CAF Italia’s current maintenance staff.