Alstom Supply Eight Pendolino Trains to SBB

Alstom Supply Eight Pendolino Trains to SBB
August 5, 2012 11:28 am

Alstom has won a €200m order from Swiss Federal railway operator SBB to supply eight more Pendolino high-speed tilting trains.

The new trains are scheduled to be delivered in 2015 and will be added to the existing fleet of seven trains already owned by SBB.
The order is an option of a contract for seven ETR610 Cisalpino II trainsets signed in March 2004 between Alstom and Cisalpino, the former joint venture of SBB and Trenitalia.

The new trains will be operated by SBB on the lines between Milan and Geneva and Milan and Zurich. Alstom’s Pendolino tilting trains can tilt up to 8 degrees in curves and run at speeds up to 35% higher than conventional models.

The new seven-car trains will have a maximum operating speed of 250 km/h and will be capable of accommodating up to 430 passengers.
Alstom said that the new Pendolino is 95% recyclable and fitted with an electrical brake system that recycles up to 97% of power back into the catenary system that saves up to 8% energy use.

Alstom’s Savigliano plant in Italy will manufacture the new trains to comply with European TSI standards, equipped with Alstom’s Atlas European signalling system (ERTMS), which is suitable for operation in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Austria.

Other Alstom Transport facilities involved in the production include Sesto San Giovanni and Bologna in Italy, Le Creusot, Ornans and Reichshoffen in France, Montreal in Canada, and Neuhausen in Switzerland. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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