Ancona, 18 December 2018
The fleet of commuter trains in the Marche region continues to grow and be modernized. Trenitalia (Fs Italiane Group) today delivered a new Jazz train to the Region.
Equipped with an exceptional level of comfort, safety, reliability, and accessibility to allow a new travel experience, beginning tomorrow, it will be in service on the Marche lines.
This is the eighth Jazz train of the new fleet in circulation on the Marche tracks. By 2019 the supply of the nine planned Jazz trains will be completed.
The new train was presented this morning at the West 1 track of the Ancona station to the Regional Councillor for Transport of the Marche Region, Angelo Sciapichetti, the Trenitalia Regional Transportation Director, Maria Giaconia, and Fausto Del Rosso, Trenitalia Regional Director.
In addition to the Jazz train, since 2015, the regional lines of the Marche have received 8 Swing commuter trains, diesel convoys destined for non-electrified lines.
The modernization of the fleet has already brought advantages in terms of trip comfort, timeliness, and safety. The data collected by a third-party demoscopic company show satisfaction growth of 11%, between 2014 and 2018, reaching 88.1% with peaks up to 92% for comfort, and 90.4% for on board information.
A further turning point can be achieved with a longer-term service contract on which Trenitalia and the Marche Region are working.
Main features of the 300-seat Jazz train
Equipped with 5 speakers, 82 meters long and 2.9 meters wide, the new train is able to travel at a maximum speed of 160 km per hour. Designed according to new standards of comfort, safety, and accessibility, it has 300 seats, including two placements for travellers with reduced mobility, and bicycle storage spaces.
The sidewalk height entrance doors facilitate passenger on-boarding, while the retractable footboards allow easy access even to people with reduced mobility. There are also many services on board: video surveillance system, internal light screens visible from every point of the train for information, sound system, Braille signage, and 220 V power sockets for powering mobile phones and laptops.