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High-speed maintenance contract for Hitachi Italy


Hitachi Rail in Italy has announced the signing of a contract with Italian state operator Trenitalia for integrated logistic support of its ETR 500 (Frecciarossa) high-speed fleet of 59 trains.

Valued at €152.8 million (£130.9 million), the contract will last for six years with an option for two more years. It covers the management of repair and service and of the inventory of spare parts and train components.

Trenitalia has a fleet of 59 ETR 500 ‘Frecciarossa’ trains.
Edoardo La Ficara, Hitachi Rail.

The ETR 500 trains, commercially renamed as Frecciarossa in 2008, can travel up to a maximum speed of 300km/h (186mph) on the Italian high-speed lines.

Hitachi Rail’s Edoardo La Ficara, executive officer of the operation service and maintenance division, said: “We are delighted that Trenitalia has put its confidence in Hitachi Rail once again through this contract, as proof of our continuous and positive collaboration.

“In a very difficult time that we are all experiencing, we are proud of the commitment and efforts of all our teams to guarantee the continuity of our and our customers’ businesses.”


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