Bombardier will be responsible for the supply of seven regional TALENT 3 trains, as part of the agreement signed in 2019 with Strutture Trasporto Alto Adige (STA) for the delivery of 32 new trains and 30 years of maintenance service. The rolling stock will operate in South Tirol and will give international service between Italy and Austria, which constitutes a great advance into the closest cooperation in the la Eurorregión Tirol – South Tirol -Trentino.
Bombardier´s Center of Excellence in Trápaga (Vizcaya), works continuously on the engineering process of the TALENT trains family and, for this project, it will participate in developing the TALENT 3 traction converter. To be more precise, the Trápaga team will be responsible for the gestión, design, acquisition, and fabrication of two models of multisystem converters (TC 3423 V01 and TC 3423 V02), two models of power transformer chest (TCB 4W and TCB 2W), as well as other equipment and materials from the TALENT 3 trains that Bombardier will deliver to STA.
The new TALENT 3 vehicles will have 300 seats per car, among modern passenger information systems and temperature control. The trains are also noticed for their easy access, their wide areas for luggage, trolleys, and bicycles, as for being fully prepared for persons with reduced mobility.
This will be the first time that Bombardier supplies regional trains for Italy. They will be able to reach speeds of 160 km / h, as they are equipped with three propulsion systems, three signaling systems and the European Train Control System (ETCS)