The three-car trains are 66.8m long with 168 seats, and can operate at a maximum speed of 140km/h.

The order is part of an eight-year framework agreement between FNM, the Lombardy Region and Stadler in November 2018 for up to 50 trains. EAV has signed a contract to purchase five of the trains for €35m, which includes scheduled maintenance.

The agreement is part of a drive at a national level to develop synergies to obtain the best quality standards for new trains while reducing costs through economies of scale. The trains are expected to be delivered within 36 months.

The trains are equipped with two latest-generation low-emission diesel engines - EU Stage V with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) - which power two sets of batteries. This allows the trains to emit reduced emissions along suburban routes and zero emissions at stations. The electric traction also provides additional power during acceleration.

The trains are equipped with LED lighting, Wi-Fi, 220V and USB sockets, passenger information systems, CCTV and a light assistance system that signals the opening and closing of the doors. Sliding platforms are fitted to improve accessibility for passengers with reduced mobility, while there are also spaces to store bicycles.

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