Trenitalia, the Italian national railways’ passenger-transport company, has ordered a further 100 Coradia ‘Minuetto’ trains (49 electric trains and 51 diesel trains) from Alstom for approximately 315 million Euros.
The order falls within the framework of a multiyear investment program by Trenitalia that foresees the acquisition of 200 trains from Alstom’s Coradia family. In 2001 34 trains were ordered within this framework, followed in 2002 by a further 3 trains.
Including the current contract, the total number of Coradia Minuetto trains ordered is 137 (70 electric and 67 diesel), with a total value of approximately 430 million Euros.
Alstom’s Italian units in Savigliano, Sesto San Giovanni and Colleferro will carry out both contracts.
Delivery of the first 37 trains will start in February 2004. All 137 trains currently on order should be delivered by the end of 2005.