Alstom‘s Pendolino connects three countries for SBB

Alstom’s high-speed train Avelia Pendolino will connect Germany, Italy and Switzerland from December 2017 on. SBB, Deutsche Bahn and Trenitalia will be offering a new direct service between Germany and Italy via Switzerland beginning with the timetable change in December.

Alstom’s Avelia Pendolino for SBB is a seven-car train that can transport up to 420 passengers at a maximum operating speed of 250 km/h. The train offers its passengers easy access and high comfort thanks to, among other features, wide gangways and corridors, adjustable seats, individual reading lamps and sockets as well as large panoramic windows. The train is equipped with the latest generation of flexible bogies reducing track and wheel wear. It also benefits from Alstom’s unique tilting technology, which allows trains to run 35% faster and more safely through curves on conventional lines.

Thanks to its environmentally friendly design, the Pendolino is recyclable up to 95% and is equipped with an electric brake system allowing reducing energy consumption by almost 10%.

The trains are produced in Italy. Alstom’s site in Savigliano is responsible for the design and manufacturing of the trains, whereas the design and production of the traction system are made in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan) and the signalling systems in Bologna.

Pendolino trains are part of Alstom’s Avelia range of high speed trains which is based on three current flagship products – Pendolino, Euroduplex and AGV – representing the culmination of 35 years of expertise and nearly 1,000 trains in service around the world.


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a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of €7.3 billion and booked €10.0 billion of orders in the 2016/17 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 32,800 people.