[IT] +15: More Leonardo metros for Milan line 1 and 2

Hitachi Rail Italy today announced that it has been awarded a contract, signed February 8th, worth 106 million EUR from Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) to manufacture an additional 15 “Leonardo” metro trains for the city of Milan.

This contract, final option of the framework agreement for 60 trains signed in 2012, concerns the delivery of 9 trains for Line 1, and 6 trains for Line 2 of Milan metro. The trains will be built at Hitachi Rail Italy plants in Reggio Calabria and Naples.

Framework agreement for 60 metros in 2012

  • First call-off 2012 = 30 sets – 20x Line 1 (red) + 10x Line 2 (green)
  • Second call-off 2016 = 15x Line 2
  • Third call-off 2017 = 15 (9x Line 1 + 6x Line 2)

Deliveries will be completed by April 2019. ATM ordered 30 trains (20 for Line 1 and 10 for Line 2) in 2012 with a value of 209 million Euros, all of which are already in operation, and 15 trains for Line 2 in 2016 for 109 million Euros, which are currently being manufactured in the Hitachi Rail Italy plants of Pistoia and Naples.

“We are delighted that once again ATM has shown their confidence in Hitachi by exercising their final option for these 15 trains” said Maurizio Manfellotto, CEO of Hitachi Rail Italy. “Our state-of-the-art trains have been providing the best service to the travelling public in Milan, and were delivered on time and budget to ATM”.

Railcolor: The first “Leonardo” trains in Milan entered service in 2015. Remarkable is the asymmetric front design. Originally, the trains were designed having a full livery in the color of the line they would be allocated to, being red for line 1 and green for line 2. However, the final design features a black livery with the line color applied only to the door sections and the silhouette lines up front.