Trenitalia recieves first Jazz

Trenitalia has been presented with the first of a new fleet of Coradia Meridian regional trains, nicknamed ‘Jazz’, in Rome.

Alstom is manufacturing 70 new trains for the Italian operator after agreeing a €440 million order in November 2012.

The new trains will be delivered in four different configurations; metropolitan, regional, regional express and airport.

Pierre-Louis Bertina, president and managing director of Alstom Ferroviaria, said: “The delivery of the train as scheduled bears witness to the commitment of the entire company to this project.

“On the basis of this commission, Alstom has hired 300 employees thus contributing to the growth of the Italian railway industry.

“Our hope is that the train will open up new opportunities for our Italian factories and the sub-contractors that are equally committed to confronting this challenge.”

Coradia Meridian trains are designed and produced at facilities in Savigliano (Cuneo), Bologna and Sesto San Giovanni (Milan).