Eurailmag - #15 - March 2007 - (Page 131)
Rolling Stock ERT 500 GENERAL AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ETR 500 - THE ITALIAN HIGH SPEED TRAIN – IS DESIGNED TO TRAVEL AT SPEEDS OF 300 KM/HRR ON ALL ELECTRIC LINES ON THE NETWORK, AND PROVIDES A HIGHER LEVEL OF COMFORT THAN STANDARD TRAINS. who has introduced aerodynamic optimisation into the fleeet with his “gallery of wind”. The ETR has 1st and 2nd class, air conditioned coaches. Open, overhead luggage compartments are planned for both classes, and each seat has an individual light spot. Today, the 12 middle coaches have a capacity of 671 seats. To provide a more efficient service to meet customers’ needs, in 2004, Trenitalia completed introducing the 12th coach to all ETR 500s. In 1st class, Exclusive Business areas can be booked – “mini lounges” of enclosed compartments, each with four armchairs, a table and 220 V socket for laptops. “Mini lounges” are available on board EUROSTAR Italia on the following lines: • Naples/Rome/Florence/Bologna/Milan • Rome/Florence/Bologna/Venice/Trieste • Milan/Verona/Padova/Mestre/Venice S.L. • Adriatica, from Turin and Milan to Bari, Brindisi and Lecce High Speed electric train with 12 coaches and pulled by two end motor units. The train has four 1st class coaches, seven 2nd class and one bar-restaurant coach Total seats Seats in 1st Class Seats in 2nd Class Disabled seats Maximum speed Overall length Weight Continued wheels power Supply tensions (polytension version) Start-up effort 671 195 476 2 300 km/hr 354 m 642 t 8800 kW 3 kV cc 1,5 kV cc 25 kV ac - 50 Hz 400 kN T he ETR 500 polytension trains can run on both Italian Railway Network lines and lines sharing the same system belonging to neighboring networks, e.g. in France. With High Speed, the polytension trains can run on the new lines at 25 kVca and on standard electric lines at 3 kVcc. This is why Trenitalia has begun modernizing its fleet of trains – plans include the purchase of new polytensions engines, a signalling system to boost travelers’ safety and different operations to improve the travel experience. Trains and their general surroundings have been planned with the designer Pininfarina, © FERROVIE DELLO STATO Cristina Loiacono, FERROVIE DELLO STATO SPA EADS FULL MISSION SIMULATORS ENHANCE TRENITALIA'S HIGH SPEED TRAIN DRIVER TRAINING Milan-Bologna lines, the Rome and Florence nodes and a line to the Rome Fiumicino airport. In late 2006 EADS has been contracted to upgrade the simulators by implementing an ERTMS (European Railway Traffic Management System) simulation model (Rome-Naples and Milan-Turin lines) and the new Italian standard train safety system SCMT on other lines. The High Speed ETR500PLT Simulator installed at the Milan Martesana training site may be considered as the flagship of the Trenitalia fleet of simulators. Being soon equipped with the full set of the latest railway safety systems in operation in Italy it allows for an efficient introduction and certification of new drivers for the rapidly developing high speed network in Italy. Reduction of training time while maintaining or raising training standards by simulator enhanced training is a key factor to ensure a safe and punctual service at competitive economical conditions. EADS Defence Electronics offers the full range of synthetic training media for railway applications from Desk Top Trainers to Medium Range Devices and Full Mission Simulators ADS Defence Electronics, a major manufacturer of high level training simulators , has supplied up to now four Full Mission Train Driver Simulators to Trenitalia Training Centers at Florence and Milan. A further system is on track to be installed in early 2008 at a Trenitalia Cargo Training Center at Bologna. The simulators are equipped with 6 degree of freedom motion systems, high definition dual channel front view projection, full vehicle model incl. failure simulation and a complete simulation of the operational environment. Available databases comprise the Rome-Florence and www.railway-technology.com/contractors/professional EURAILmag Business & Technology Issue 15
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