The Alstom site in Savigliano began the production of 3 new Coradia Meridian trains for GTT
The sites of Sesto San Giovanni (MI) and Bologna are also involved in the project.
The Savigliano site in Cuneo has recently started the production of three new Coradia Meridian regional trains for GTT (Gruppo Torinese Transporti), the suburban public transport operator for the Piedmont Region, according to the contract signed in July 2011.
The contract regards the supply of 3 bidirectional electrical traction trains, consisting of four cars, belonging to the family of the new Coradia Meridian regional trains, already provided to FNM and currently serving as Malpensa Express. Intended to run along the rail line Settimo-Rivarolo-Pont (Canavesana) with the aim of covering the areas with the greater presence of passengers, especially commuters, the new trains for GTT have 182 seats. 67.55 meters long and 2.9 wide, were designed according to new standards of comfort, safety and affordability and are able to travel at a speed of 160 mph.
There are many sites Alstom involved in the design and manufacture of new Coradia Meridian for GTT, with a significant participation of the Italian plants: the sites of Savigliano (CN), Sesto San Giovanni (MI) and Bologna. At an international level, the other sites involved are the ones in Katowice (Poland), Ornans, Tarbes and Villeurbanne (France).