Frecciarossa 1000: an avant-garde train

The Frecciarossa 1000 raises technical, environmental, exterior and interior look standards, achieving the best possible performance and comfort


Technological innovation: the Frecciarossa 1000 is a state-of-the art, bi-directional train with multi-voltage traction. Its block composition and distributed power ensure it can take the best advantage of adherence even under bad weather conditions and each engine axis has a controlling device to ensure the best possible redundancy.
The Frecciarossa 1000 is also top in terms of safety thanks to the most-evolved technological speed-control system available - ERTMS/ETCS – which not only makes human error impossible, but monitors journeys at all times and automatically takes over when needed. This train also has a predictive diagnostic system to control on-board equipment and provide train staff, maintenance staff and ops rooms all necessary information.

Interoperability: the Frecciarossa 1000 is a multi-voltage train that complies with all European Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs) – in fact the train has no borders and can travel along any HS network in Europe (France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Belgium), thereby overcoming limits of an infrastructural nature, especially various electricity supplies and different signalling systems.

For this reason, the Frecciarossa 1000’s driving cabin and electronic island have been designed and developed with modular concepts to ensure they can communicate with the different technological systems in other countries and, above all, change from one solution to another rapidly and efficiently. On-board signalling equipment will integrate domestic systems unified at the European level to thereby guarantee full interoperability and security throughout European networks.

Environmental sustainability: the Frecciarossa 1000 is the first HS train in the world to receive certification for its impact on the environment (EPD), as it limits CO2 emission to 28 grams per passenger kilometre. Innovative design ideas offer the best possible performances in terms of energy saving and impact on the environment. It is currently the most silent mass-produced train in Europe and that with the least vibrations and lowest impact on the environment. Simulations and research carried out in a wind tunnel ensure lower aerodynamic resistance and therefore less energy consumption and noise. The light alloys used to make the body and interior fittings not only ensure the best possible mass/power ration, but also that the materials used can be recovered without any impact on the environment at the end of the train’s life cycle.

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