June 08, 2021 5:07 pm
From next Sunday, June 13, new “Caravaggio” trains will enter service on the Milan-Brescia-Verona and S8 Milan-Carnate-Lecco lines. The renewal of the rolling stock financed by the Lombardy Region continues with 2 billion euros for the purchase of 222 new trains, 25 of which are already in service on the Lombard lines.
Historical trains, the tourist bus service is starting which will soon also affect the Lecco area
«We can see the concrete effects – comments the regional councilor for Infrastructures, Transport and Sustainable Mobility Claudia Maria Terzi – of the 2 billion euros put in place by the Region. We are progressively modernizing the fleet by introducing the latest generation of trains. Making new trains available means increasing comfort and decreasing the possibility of inconvenience deriving from the age of the rolling stock. I welcome Caravaggio’s debut on the Milan-Brescia-Verona. As well as underlining the important action implemented on the S8 Milano-Carnate-Lecco, where many races starting from next week will be carried out with the new high-capacity trains. I remember – concludes Claudia Terzi – that the latest generation trains will be gradually allocated in all the provinces of Lombardy, compatibly with the technical times of construction and commissioning ».
The news of the S8 Milano-Carnate-Lecco
From Sunday and by the end of the week, four Caravaggio trains will gradually enter service on the S8 Milan-Carnate-Lecco, adding to a fifth already in circulation will bring the total number of journeys made on the line with the latest generation of high-capacity trains to 49. . As announced by the Lombardy Region, to meet the needs of the S8 line – with high traffic – eight trips on the line will be carried out by Caravaggio trains in double composition, for a total number of eight carriages and up to 890 seats.
The characteristics of the Caravaggio
«The wide availability of seats offered by the new trains is accompanied by a comfortable travel environment – thanks to self-regulated air conditioning systems and LED lighting, electrical sockets and USB useful for recharging mobile devices – and accessible. The trains are equipped with audio and video solutions for information on board and 50 cameras for video surveillance ».