Naples, 9 September 2021
Two new Rock trains on the tracks of Campania.
This is the fourth and fifth convoy destined for the Region, as a further consignment in the supply of a total of 37 new trains envisaged in the Service Contract which, with the 24 Jazz trains already in circulation, will ensure the renewal of the fleet by 2025.
The new Rocks were presented today at the Trenitalia Maintenance Plant at Napoli Centrale by Vincenzo De Luca – President of the Campania Region and by Luigi Corradi – CEO and General Director of Trenitalia.
Representing the Region at the ceremony was Luca Cascone – President of the Transport Commission, whilst there on behalf of Trenitalia was Sabrina De Filippis – Regional Business Director, and Silvio Damagini – Regional Passenger Director for Campania and Molise.
For the occasion, a double-decker HFT (High Frequency Train) was also presented, with its furnishings and livery having been entirely refurbished.
Trenitalia’s offering in Campania is increasingly appreciated by passengers, as shown by the numbers for the summer services. This summer, over 100,000 people opted to travel on Trenitalia trains and intermodal connections to reach the most sought-after tourist destinations within the region. In particular, there was a 35% rise in use across the entire regional offering compared to last summer and an impressive 126% on services to Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast and Cilento. Also on the rise was the contentment expressed in regards to the quality of the trip as a whole, with an increase in the percentage of satisfaction with the services (in terms of comfort, cleanliness, punctuality, safety and information) which, compared to 2019, has risen by 6% on average, peaking at 12.5% in regards to the cleaning on board.
With a maximum speed of 160 kilometres/hour, the 5-car version of the Rock train can accommodate up to 1,467 passengers which, according to current legislation (dictating a maximum of 80% capacity), tally 1,173, of which 600 are seated, with 2 places dedicated to people with disabilities or in wheelchairs who can access the cars via mobile platforms. Furthermore, it is possible to transport bicycles, with 9 slots being available. Amongst the on-board equipment are cameras for video surveillance and electrical sockets for recharging portable devices.
Built in the Hitachi Rail establishment, the Rocks are up to 97% recyclable and allow a 30% reduction in energy consumption for increasingly integrated and sustainable mobility.