For the FS Italiane Group, the revitalization of the regional railway system and the development of integrated collective mobility represent primary objectives. The renewal of the Trenitalia fleet, started with the Swing and Jazz trains, and continues with the new Rock and Pop ones. Through the supply of 517 trains and an economic investment of 4.2 billion euro, the most important renewal operation in Italy in the last decades for the railway transport sector has begun. A change of paradigm for commuters who will be guaranteed the quality and excellence of the Italian High Speed on regional and metropolitan rail transport.
The new regional Rock and Pop trains are 95% recyclable with a 30% reduction in energy consumption. Designed to achieve efficient energy performance, the Rock and Pop benefited from the issuance of FS's first Green Bond, a financial instrument dedicated to environmentally relevant projects.
Along with increasing reliability (standard remote diagnostics) and high security standards (on-board cameras and on-board monitors), new external and internal configurations are available on the new trains to meet the needs identified by the Region's client.
The Rock and Pop are part of the broader plan to relaunch the FS Italiane Group's regional transport. A plan that, with a total investment of about 6 billion euro and over 600 new trains, will guarantee, starting in 2019, the renewal of 80% of the entire fleet.
In the project to relaunch regional transport, the needs of the people who choose the train every day to get around are at the centre of the strategies and actions of the FS Italiane Group. The goal is to offer passengers an immediate response with new services and greater attention, before, during and after the trip. The first result of this commitment is the use of new dedicated personnel in the stations and on board the regional trains.
The new Rock train marks a leap into next-generation trains in comparison to the double-decker rolling stock currently in use in Italy, especially in terms of reliability, energy saving and performance. With its entirely Made in Italy look, the new train is made up of 5 wagons, is 136 metres long and 2.8 metres wide and has a total capacity of 656 passengers (top of the range in the industry). It can reach a speed of 160 km/h, with an acceleration of more than 1 m/sec2. Featuring ample space for passengers, it offers unique performance on the market in terms of weight per passenger, transport capacity per unit length, and energy use per passenger kilometre (-30% compared to the latest vehicles circulating in Italy). Lastly, the new regional train offers a range of different interior design and equipment options to meet the diverse needs of the different regions.
Electric, single deck, 3 or 4-car, and equipped with 4 traction engines, the new Pop is part of the Coradia Stream family. It will travel at a maximum speed of 160 km/h, with 20% stronger acceleration than the previous generation, and will carry more than 300 seats in the 4-car and more than 200 in the 3-car version. The train offers an audio-video information and entertainment service with numerous LCD displays and a Wi-Fi network. Larger monitors were included to provide passengers with real-time information on traffic updates, weather conditions and local tourist attractions. Passenger safety is ensured by a digital video surveillance camera system.
Featuring 4 bogies, about 67 metres long and 2.9 metres wide, the new Jazz train can reach a top speed of 160 km/h. Designed according to new standards of comfort, safety and accessibility, the Jazz train has 194 seats, plus two wheelchair spaces, 14 folding seats and 3 bike racks. The "low floor" carriage doors are the same level as the platform to help passengers step in, while retractable ramps offer easy access even for people with reduced mobility. Jazz offers many on-board services, including: video surveillance system, bright information screens visible from every point of the train, sound system, braille notices, and 220 V power plugs for mobile phones and laptops.
Swing is the new Trenitalia diesel train for regional transport. This means a new look even for non-electric regional lines, thanks to a diesel-powered train with comfortable interiors and the utmost excellence in safety, reliability and accessibility. Swing was made in Poland by Pesa to Trenitalia specifications and the most advanced standards of comfort and accessibility, so as to obtain a wide and effective usability of spaces and services. The new train is equipped with two diesel powered cars capable of delivering a power of 390 kW each and two passenger cars, and can reach a maximum speed of 130 km/h.