NAPLES regional public transport operator EAV has awarded Stadler a framework contract for the supply of up to 60 1.5kV dc 950mm-gauge three-car EMUs, including a first call for 16 trains and associated maintenance for five years.

The new trains will operate regional services on the 142km, six-line Circumvesuviana network that serves suburbs to the east of Naples and Sorento.

The 40m-long trains can accommodate 396 passengers and are fitted with 90 longitudinal seats. Delivery is scheduled for completion by June 2026 and the contract is financed through Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).

The order is an addition to a framework agreement for 40 three-car trains awarded to Stadler in March 2021. This contract included an initial order for 23 trains. The option for the remaining 17 was exercised in July 2022.

Stadler says six of the 60 trains will be equipped with overhead line monitoring equipment and analytics systems. To support maintenance, Stadler will install bearing temperature sensors  bearings and monitoring equipment for critical bogie components.

The trains will have five doors on each side, will feature full-width gangways and will be fully accessible to passengers with reduced mobility, offering designated areas for wheelchairs, prams and bicycles. The trains will also be equipped with CCTV.

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