A new ‘Donizetti’ train runs from today on the Milan-Pavia-Stradella and Milan-Lodi-Piacenza lines. The regional councilor for Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Franco Lucente, accompanied by the managing director of Trenord Marco Piuri and Andrea Gibelli, president of Ferrovie Nord, inaugurated the new convoy that left Milano Greco Pirelli station at 11:47 and arrived in Pavia at 12.25. Also present was the regional councilor Claudio Mangiarotti, member of the V Permanent Commission ‘Territory, Infrastructures and Mobility’.
The ‘Donizetti’ joins two trains with a ‘Colleoni’ diesel-electric engine, which entered service on the Pavia-Codogno and Cremona-Codogno lines on Friday 19 and Saturday 20, and the high-capacity Caravaggio trains that have been running on the Milan-Pavia-Voghera-Alessandria line.
COUNCILOR LUCENTE: IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SERVICE EVEN WITH NEW AND MODERN TRAINS – “The one that was inaugurated today – said Councilor Franco Lucente – is the thirtieth ‘Donizetti’ delivered. We continue to improve the service on the lines, reinforcing in particular the section towards Pavia-Stradella. In recent days we have presented another two ‘Colleoni’ trains. The goal for 2023 is to deliver a total of more than 50 new trains across the network by December. We also wanted to strengthen the Milan-Lodi route, in fact I will be going to those territories shortly. We want to improve the quality of the service also with the introduction of new and more modern trains on the routes”.
Built by Alstom, the ‘Donizetti’ is a 260-seat single-deck train, accessible for passengers with reduced mobility, equipped with electrical and USB sockets and dedicated bike stations.
It consumes 30% less energy than previous trains. The closing of the doors is programmed to avoid heat loss and the LED lighting adjusts automatically depending on the outside light.
THE RACES – Six races a day, from Monday to Friday with the following schedules:
– 10455 Milan Greco Pirelli 6.33-Stradella 7.49
– 10458 Stradella 8.55-Milan Greco Pirelli 10.13
– 10465 Milan Greco Pirelli 11.47-Stradella 13.08
– 10468 Stradella 13.55-Milan Greco Pirelli 15.16
– 10473 Milan Greco Pirelli 15.47-Stradella 17.08
– 10476 Stradella 17.55-Milan Greco Pirelli 19.16
Two night trips with ‘Donizetti’ are also planned on the Milan-Lodi-Piacenza connection: 10883 Milano Greco Pirelli 20.12-Piacenza 21.23; and 10886 Piacenza 22.07- Milan Greco Pirelli 23.18.
COLLEONI AND CARAVAGGIO ON THE PAVESI LINES
The new ‘Colleoni’ diesel-electric trains in service from Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May will make eight daily trips from Monday to Saturday on the non-electrified Pavia-Codogno line, equivalent to 36% of the total supply.
The new ‘Colleoni’ trains also serve a trip on the Codogno-Cremona line, connecting with the Trenord depot in Cremona for refueling, cleaning and maintenance of the vehicles.
Since December 2022, three high-capacity ‘Caravaggio’ double-decker trains have been running on the Milan-Pavia-Voghera-Alessandria line, on which they make around 70% of the trips. (LNews)
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