The ETR 610 (also known as the Cisalpino Due) primarily differs from the ETR 600 in the sense that the ETR 610 supports the voltage and signalling systems used in Switzerland and Germany. The innovative features concern the interior and exterior design, now closer to the customers’ brand strategy, and an improved comfort and services for passengers. Moreover, some important technical characteristics have been increased, such as the power of the traction unit, and the level of redundancy of components and equipment, in order to improve reliability. The new trains will be produced in full accordance with the new regulations governing interoperability (for example, passive security in case of impact).
The name, Pendolino, is used to identify the Italian family of high-speed, tilting-technology trains. These trains owe their name (which in Italian means 'small pendulum') to the mechanism enabling them to tilt when going round a bend. The maximum tilt of 8 degrees allows the trains to reach a speed that is up to 35% higher than for conventional trains, whilst assuring the greatest safety and comfort for passengers. Developed by Alstom Ferroviaria, which inherited tilting technology after its acquirement of former producer Fiat Ferroviaria, they are built at Alstom’s Savigliano sites, in Piedmont, as well as in Sesto San Giovanni near Milan (which will supply the traction converters).
North-south high-speed line opens for business: Italy takes a giant leap in high-speed rail this month with the completion--on-time and within budget--of its north-south axis from Turin and Milan to Rome and Naples. This heralds major cuts in journey times and a huge expansion of services throughout Italy.(Italy)
Dec 01, 2009; [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DECEMBER 5 2009 will become one of the most important dates in Italian railway history as it marks the...
Alstom unveils fourth generation Pendolino: the latest generation of Pendolino aims to provide a more spacious interior, improved reliability and better accessibility than its predecessors.(Innovative Trains)
Sep 01, 2006; TRENITALIA's new generation of 250km/h Pendolino tilting trains is due to start mainline testing in Italy this month following...