Railways, inaugurated the new station Napoli Afragola

Today, "La Porta del Sud" opens in the presence of the Premier, Paolo Gentiloni, who has arrived at the new station on a train Freccciarossa 1000 together with the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Graziano Delrio, the President and the CEO of FS, Gioia Ghezzi and Renato Mazzoncini and the CEO of Trenitalia Barbara Morgante.

The President of the Campania Region Vincenzo De Luca, the Mayor of Afragola Domenico Tuccillo, with Claudia Cattani and Maurizio Gentile, RFI President and CEO, Riccardo Maria Monti and Carlo Carganico, President and CEO of Italferr, welcomed the Premier in the new station.

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Railways: let’s know better the EC250 "Giruno" Stadler of FFS

The Stadler EC250 "Giruno" presented today at Bussnang is an electric train developed for Swiss Federal Railways. The convoys purchased by the federal administration are 29 with an option up to 92 others.

Composed of 11 elements, the train is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 250 km/h and has a length of 202 meters. In total, two convoys can be coupled with a length of over 400 meters that allows the transport of more than 800 passengers.

Able to travel under three voltages (3 kV, 25 kV and 15 kV), the EC250 has pantographs of 1,450 and 1,900 mm. The 8 traction motors are able to develop a maximum power of 4,720 kW.

Internally, the convoy is characterized by rows of 3 seats in first class and 4 in second class, moreover there is a space for bicycles and suitcases. There are also seating plugs, Wi-Fi access, separate men / women bathrooms and "silence areas".

Convoys, whose first specimen was presented last year at Innotrans, were initially purchased with the intention of replacing the ETR 470 on the route between Milan and Basel /Zurich.


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