The first regional double-plane train for Trenitalia is ready for homologation tests
An anticipation of the look, entirely made in Italy, of the train was given in recent months through a mock up on a 1:1 scale, displayed in the main Italian squares as part of the Trenitalia road show #lamusicastacambiando. After less than 20 months from the signing of the contract, yesterday the client and the institutions present, were able to admire the first "real" train that among the many applauses came out of the new testing room of the Pistoia plant.
The event was attended by Alessandro Tomasi, Mayor of Pistoia, Renato Mazzoncini, AD FS Italiane, Orazio Iacono, CEO of Trenitalia and the transport councilors of the Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Veneto regions who, together with Liguria, have already signed an application contract for the purchase of Rock trains.
"We are proud to present today - said Maurizio Manfellotto, CEO Hitachi Rail Italy - the first Rock that, in full compliance with the contract program, will leave for Velim where it will carry out homologation tests. Rock is more than a product for Hitachi Rail: it is a project. It is a commitment, shared with the client, that will allow us to carry out in the regional transport the positive revolution that Frecciarossa 1000 has brought to high speed ".
"The Rock - said Giuseppe Marino, COO Rolling Stock Hitachi Rail, - tells about our business and our factories. We combine the best technologies of the Group and develop our trains in advanced factories to guarantee customers a better time to market and products of the highest quality and reliability, while looking for solutions with lower environmental impact. The train leaves the factory in Pistoia but belongs to all the other Hitachi Rail plants in Italy, Naples and Reggio Calabria, and the world contributing to the development of the project according to their specific skills ".