Rail

Bombardier awarded Italian contract for high-speed trains

Posted on October 4, 2010

Bombardier Transportation signed a contract with Trenitalia (Italian Railways) for the delivery of 50 very high speed trainsets V300ZEFIRO, a model of the BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO high speed trains family.

The V300ZEFIRO (known as ETR 1000 in Italy) is developed in partnership with AnsaldoBreda, a subsidiary of the Finmeccanica group of Italy. The total contract is valued at $2.10 billion. Bombardier's share of the contract is valued at $889 million.

The V300ZEFIRO has a capacity for 600 passengers and is capable of commercial speeds of up to about 224 mph. Its unusually high acceleration enables the train to ensure excellent travel times even in winding routes. It is fully interoperable and will provide cross-border service, taking Trenitalia's passengers to other European countries without the need for changing trains.

With the award announced today, Bombardier has won contracts for the delivery of a total of 210 trains of the ZEFIRO family. The first order for this platform came from China in October 2007, with a contract to supply ZEFIRO 250 km/h trains. Since then, Bombardier was awarded contracts to deliver 80 units of the ZEFIRO 380 model and additional 80 ZEFIRO 250 km/h trains, all ordered by the Ministry of Railways in China (MOR). The first-generation ZEFIRO 250 is already operating in China.

Under the technical leadership of Bombardier, the production, testing and commissioning of the V300ZEFIRO for Italy will take place in Italy at AnsaldoBreda sites and the Bombardier site in Vado Ligure. Other Bombardier sites will also participate in the development of the new train, such as the Bombardier high speed trains engineering hub site located in Hennigsdorf, Germany.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Sound Transit reaches 70% completion on Northgate Link construction

The project is a major component of Sound Transit's regional commitment to complete 116 new miles of voter-approved light rail.

Stantec named lead designer for Chicago rail modernization program

The $2.1 billion project will reconstruct, modernize and build 1.9 miles of elevated tracks, including bridges and support structures.

London's light rail network to use automatic braking system

Work began on the feasibility of introducing this new safety measure shortly after a tragic crash in Croydon in November 2016.

Trinity Metro begins TEXRail commuter service to DFW airport

The new 27-mile commuter rail line runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

NJ TRANSIT lease plan to generate $2.1M in non-farebox revenue

Continues its efforts to maximize non-farebox revenue by leveraging prime retail locations at its train stations.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation