An alternative concept in high-speed
Thanks to the Tiltronix anticipatory tilting technology, Pendolino can travel more rapidly through curves on conventional lines (35% faster than a classic train) and up to 250 km/h on high-speed lines, while guaranteeing an excellent level of passenger comfort inside the train, even on very winding stretches.
The most competitive solution on the high-speed market, Pendolino thus allows any country, whatever its topography, to have access to high-speed rail without investing in dedicated new infrastructure.
A flexible train, tailored to customer needs
Pendolino is available in several different versions, with or without tilting systems.
For UIC track (1,435 mm), it comes with a bodyshell width of 2,830 mm, is fully compliant with Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) and able to run at temperatures ranging from -25°C to +45°C.
For wide track ( 1,520 mm) it comes with a bodyshell width of 3,200 mm, specially winterised for operation in temperatures as low as -40°C with ice and snow. The internal configuration can also be adapted, as can the number of cars, the voltage and the type of suspension.
Interoperable across borders
Pendolino integrates the ETCS* system, complying with the latest ERTMS** standards and is operable under 4 different voltages, allowing it to run on different networks. Pendolino is certified in 13 countries (soon 14) and performs 7 cross-border journeys daily.
* European Train Control System
** European Railway Traffic Management System