Hitachi Rail Italy is delivering the first train of the new Metro.
The first two-car train (out of a total of 68) left the Medley plant to reach the Lehman Center.
After completion of the assembly and of the first tests, the train passed several routine tests, to verify the correctness of the assembly and the functionality of the subsystems, with special focus on the electrical portion and mechanical adjustment. HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning), Brake, Doors, Lighting systems, among others, were verified, and the propulsion system too, by moving the train back and forth.
“We are working hard to fulfill all the agreements with our important Customer Miami-Dade – declared Maurizio Manfellotto, CEO of Hitachi Rail Italy – always giving priority to reliability, quality and safety, while delivering on time and to schedule.
The American continent is strategic for us and we are sure we can offer products that improve daily mobility”. Over the next weeks, after a first phase of Operators’ training, a second, dynamic test phase will begin, with the train running first on the test track and then on the main line during night shifts and weekends.
“Hitachi Rail USA is particularly proud of these first deliveries – underlined Giampaolo Nuonno, President and CEO of the American subsidiary of Hitachi Rail Italy. Our mission is to perform at the highest level by manufacturing best quality trains to meet our customers’ requirements.”The aim of the dynamic tests session is to complete the validation of the design, by qualifying the train through several tests, demonstrating its performance running and braking at the max speed and in different weight conditions. The second and third coupled trains are currently undergoing pre-qualification tests in the Hitachi Rail USA Medley Plant, and will follow the first full set to the Lehman Center between the end of June and July to complete the dynamic test session.
The Miami contract is worth approximately 300 million dollars.