• The contract is for the supply of 47 driverless trains;
• The vehicles can carry 600 passengers and have a top speed of 80 km/h.
The contract follows the signature of the agreement and the financing arrangements for line M4 of the Milan underground.
The driverless and articulated trains can carry up to 600 passengers and have a top speed of 80 km/h, operating in both directions. The new underground line will link Milan's Linate Airport to San Cristoforo railway station, crossing the city centre from East to West with 15 stops over 14.5 km.
All the carriages will be produced at the Finmeccanica-AnsaldoBreda plants in Pistoia and Reggio Calabria, while the drive systems, Train Control and Management Systems (TCMS) and undercarriages, will be made in Naples.
Finmeccanica (finmeccanica.com) is Italy’s leading manufacturer in the high technology sector and ranks among the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (FNC IM; SIFI.MI), in 2013 Finmeccanica generated revenues of about 16 billion Euro. With 362 locations and production facilities in 22 countries, Finmeccanica is a multinational and multicultural group which boasts a significant presence in four domestic markets: Italy, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Poland. Finmeccanica’s core business activities are in the following sectors: Helicopters (AgustaWestland), Defence Electronics and Security (Selex ES, DRS Technologies), Aeronautics (Alenia Aermacchi). The company also has a significant position in Space (Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space), Defence Systems (OTO Melara, WASS, MBDA) and Transportation (Ansaldo STS, AnsaldoBreda, BredaMenarinibus).