Bombardier will ensure continuous availability of spare parts and repairable components for the ETR 500 Frecciarossa fleet.
The fleet of 58 ETR 500 trains was manufactured by a consortium of Bombardier, Alstom and the former AnsaldoBreda, and introduced into service in the mid-1990s. The trains have been operating under Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa (red arrow) brand since 2008.
With this new contract, Bombardier will provide around 120 different components to Trenitalia within a 48-hour delivery time, including new, repaired and overhauled items. The contract includes critical components such as traction cooling equipment and transformers.
“We are very pleased to continue our long-term collaboration with our customer Trenitalia with this new agreement for integrated logistics support services,” says president and managing director of Bombardier Transportation Italy, Mr Franco Beretta. “This tailored contract will ensure continuous availability of consumable spare parts and repairable components for the ETR 500 Frecciarossa fleet.
In March 2019, Trenitalia awarded CAF subsidiary CAF Italia a six-year contract to provide preventative and corrective maintenance services for the ETR 500 fleet.