50 V300 Zefiro for Trenitalia confirmed

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Following the disclosure of both technical and economic evaluations last Monday, Trenitalia announced today the winner of the competition for the supply of 50 new Very High Speed train sets for the Italian HSL.

Italian AnsaldoBreda and Canadian Bombardier will design and build the new V300 Zefiro, first application in Europe of the VHST train designed by Bombardier, currently used in China.

Innovative design and solutions will let this train operate at a top speed of 360 km/h on the existing Italian HSL.

For sure, we will not see any odd train like the concept shown by Trenitalia itself some time ago. The train exteriors will be much more likely the standard one we are used to on other similar trains, as the picture shows (courtesy of AnsaldoBreda site)

V300 Zefiro beat the new non-articulated high speed train offered by Alstom, presented during last edition of EXPO Ferroviaria in Torino and improving the current offer of trains for the segment VHST.

It is supposed it will operate not only in Italy but also on the European network covering France, Spain, Germany and the Belgium-Netherlands network up to UK, possibly.

Briefly, AnsaldoBreda/Bombardier offer gained 56,533/70 and 28,88/30 points on technical and economic evaluations while Alstom  50,759/70 and 28,61/30 points respectively. Kawasaki and Siemens didn’t present any offer for the tender worth 1,2b€.

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