Florence, 29 October 2020
The new train will integrate the existing service on the Florence-Arezzo and Florence-Pisa-Livorno lines and will operate from December on the Tyrrhenian ridge between Pisa-Viareggio-Massa-Carrara.
The convoy is part of the supply of 100 new trains envisaged in the 2020-2034 Service Contract, signed in November 2019 by the Tuscany Region and Trenitalia. The 15-year contract foresees investments of almost €1.4 billion, of which around €913 million is destined to the renewal of the fleet that will pass from an average age of 16 years to 7.6 years in 2024.
Over the 2020-21 two-year period, 15 Rock trains will be available in Tuscany. These trains are made in Italy, built in the Pistoia plant by Hitachi Rail Italy.
Rock, more comfort for everybody
A double-decker, high-capacity train that revolutionises the travel experience, designed with people in mind: with a top speed of 160 km/h and over 600 seats, roomier seating for passengers, bigger windows to admire the beauties of the Bel Paese, an intranet portal, a children's pushchair area, LED lighting, a new air-conditioning system, plus 220 V outlets and USB ports for charging tablets and smartphones.
Video surveillance and information
50 CCTV cameras for safe travels and information to passengers on monitors that are twice as large as in the past.
An eco-sustainable train recyclable up to 97% with a 30% reduction in energy usage compared to previous trains, along with the use of recycled raw materials, characterise the ecological footprint of the Rock train.
Passengers with reduced mobility
Four seats are dedicated to disabled passengers, located in the immediate vicinity of the access doors and bathrooms, in order to minimise the need to move about the train. The vehicles are constructed in such a way as to facilitate people with reduced mobility boarding and alighting.
Nine bike slots with electrical sockets included to charge new-generation models, as well as luggage racks.