Alstom set to supply additional New Pendolino trains to SBB

Alstom has received an order worth around €200m (£157m) from Swiss federal railway operator SBB to supply eight New Pendolino high-speed trains that will be added to the operator’s existing fleet of seven trains.

The order is an option of the contract signed in March 2004 between Alstom and Cisalpino, the former joint venture of Italian railway operator Trenitalia and SBB.

SBB will operate the new trains — scheduled for delivery in 2015 — on the lines between Milan and Geneva and between Milan and Zurich.