Trenitalia Marche: the ninth jazz train for commuters issued to the region

A ceremony was held this morning in Ancona with Orazio Iacono, Trenitalia CEO, and Angelo Sciapichetti, Regional Councillor for Transport

Ancona, 12 February 2019

The provision of the new Jazz trains that Trenitalia (FS Italiane Group) has dedicated to commuters in Le Marche region is now complete.

This process of modernising the fleet - commencing in 2014 with the arrival of four Jazz locomotives, the first ever to run on Italian tracks - is sure to improve commuters' daily travel experience.

Equipped with an exceptional level of comfort, safety, reliability and accessibility, the Jazz train presented today is the ninth and last of the new fleet for Le Marche.

This morning in Ancona, the CEO and General Manager of Trenitalia Orazio Iacono, handed over the train to Angelo Sciapichetti, Regional Councillor for Transport. Also present at the ceremony was Fausto Del Rosso, Trenitalia’s Regional Director.

Since 2014, in addition to the nine Jazz trains, 8 Swing diesel locomotives used on non-electrified lines have reached the regional lines of Le Marche to better serve commuters.

The arrival of the new trains facilitated a constant reduction in the average age of the locomotives and a consequent improvement of the quality standards of the services offered.

A further step in the renewal process for the entire fleet can be achieved with a longer service contract, which Trenitalia and Le Marche region are currently negotiating. 

Main features of the 300-seater Jazz train 

Equipped with 5 cars, extending around 82 metres in length and 2.9 metres in width, the new train is able to travel at a maximum speed of 160 kilometres per hour. Designed in accordance with new standards of comfort, safety and accessibility, it has 300 seats, including two places for reduced-mobility travellers, plus bike carriers.

The entrance to the carriages is “flush” with the platform to facilitate boarding, whilst a retractable platform allows easy access also for those with reduced mobility. There are many services on board: a video surveillance system, internal luminous screens visible from all points on the train to receive information, a sound system, notices in Braille, plus 220 V outlets to power mobile phones and laptops.