Salerno, 22 February 2018
The fleet of trains for commuters in Campania continues to grow. Trenitalia has today delivered two new Jazz trains to the region.
These are the fourteenth and fifteenth of the 24 trains that will be delivered to Campania, with the order to be completed this year.
The new trains were delivered this morning at Salerno station to the President of the Campania Region, Vincenzo De Luca by the CEO of Trenitalia, Orazio Iacono.
Featuring excellent levels of comfort, safety, reliability and accessibility so as to create a new travel experience, the Jazz trains will mainly be deployed in the metropolitan area of Naples, and on the lines linking the city with Salerno and Caserta.
Attending the ceremony were Luca Cascone, President of the Campania Region's IV Transport and Mobility Commission, and Maria Giaconia, Director of the Regional Passenger Division at Trenitalia.
Fleet modernisation has already brought advantages to travelling in the region in terms of comfort, regularity and security. The figures produced by an independent survey company show that levels of satisfaction amongst travellers are constantly growing, with a 3.3% increase overall on 2018 and 2017, the preceding years, and reaching 83%, with peaks as high as 85.1% relating to comfort and 91.4% for on-board staff.
This is a level of appreciation that is the product of a significant review of industrial processes and the organisational structure that handles regional transport. Added to this is the start of new services, including a customer care service for regional travellers, which means that the requirements of people who use the train to get around can be identified and met.
The FS Italiane Group is one again showing from its actions that it is relaunching regional rail transport, in Campania and all the other regions, thus ensuring an improvement in the quality of life for commuters.
A further change may be coming with a longer-term Service Contract that Trenitalia and the Campania Region are working on.
It has five carriages, is around 82 metres long and 2.9 metres wide, and is the new train that can travel at a top speed of 160 km/h. It was designed to meet new standards of comfort, safety and accessibility, and has three hundred seats, including two seats for passengers with reduced mobility, and spaces for bicycles. The platform-level carriage entrance helps people get on, while the retractable running boards mean that even people with reduced mobility can get on board easily. There are a lot of services on board: there is a video monitoring system, illuminated screens that can be seen from every part of the train and display information, a public address system, messages in Braille and 220 volt electrical sockets to recharge cellphones and laptop computers.