The contract includes both the interior design and engineering work on 51 type 4900 vehicles with an option to conduct work on the remaining 49 trams in the fleet. AnsaldoBreda will work with Sitav, Italy, on the project, with the first vehicle expected to be completed in June 2011. The work is set to be concluded by mid-2013.
"The objective is to ensure these vehicles comply with the standards of the most modern vehicles already in use on the Milan network in terms of reliability and passenger comfort," says Mr Elio Catania, chairman and CEO of ATM. "It represents another step forward in the plan to modernise ATM vehicles. Since last year the fleet has had more than 300 new vehicles including trams and metro trains."