Rail

Alstom's first AGV high-speed train to start tests in Italy

Posted on December 20, 2010

[IMAGE]AGV-NTV-2.jpg[/IMAGE]The first of 25 Very High Speed AGV trains commissioned to Alstom by NTV in 2008 ran through the Frejus tunnel before heading for the Alstom site at Savigliano, where another eight trains are being produced with the involvement of other Italian sites in Seston San Giovanni and Bologna.

Once in Savigliano, the AGV trains will get face a number of tests on the Italian High Speed railways to complete the certification process begun in 2009. The first phase was completed on December 12 with an approximate 205 mph run on the Milano Bologna very high-speed line.

Teams of engineers from several of Alstom Transport industrial sites, supported by test specialists, will take shifts working on .Italo. Measurement and data taken by the 2,000 sensors that have been installed on the train will be sent to Alstom's engineering departments.

.Italo is a new generation ultra high-speed train designed according to the latest European interoperability standards and meets all European and Italian environmental and safety regulations.

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

More News

Atlanta Streetcar names new leadership

Keith Jones, formerly of URS Corp., will serve as interim executive director, while Ozell Hayes will serve as interim director for safety, security and training.

FRA finds Amtrak at fault for violating ADA passenger's rights

Accordign to the agency, the train station lacks required public telephone technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing; does not provide a visual information system for passengers waiting outside on platforms to update them about delays and schedule changes in train service, and sometimes provides travel information only over loudspeaker; and does not consistently program its televisions to show captions for people who cannot hear.

Valley Metro expands 'Safe Place' at 4 new light rail stations

Valley Metro’s partnership with Safe Place began in 2013. Teens that are homeless, have left their homes because of abuse or neglect, or have been asked to leave by parents or guardians can seek help at any light rail station 24-hours a day.

Bombardier's joint venture to build 15 high speed trains for China

The contract for 15 eight-car CRH380D trainsets is valued at approximately 2.4 billion Chinese RMBs ($381 million U.S., 339 million euro).

MBTA needs $7.3B to repair rail system

The backlog could be wiped out by 2040 if the T spends $765 million annually on the maintenance backlog — rather than the current $610 million.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

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

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close