AnsaldoBreda Meneghino
A Milan Metro train
In service2009–present
ManufacturerAnsaldoBreda and Firema
Formation6 cars
Capacity2 × 628[1]
Operator(s)Milan Metro
Line(s) servedLine M1 Line M2 Line M3
Specifications
Train length105.5 m (346 ft)
Width2.85 m (9 ft 4 in)[1]
Height3.65 m (12.0 ft)[1]
Doors12 per traction unit side[1]
Articulated sections2 3-car traction units[1]
Wheelbase2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) bogie wheelbase[1]
Maximum speed90 km/h (56 mph)[1]
Axle load12.5 t (12.3 long tons; 13.8 short tons)[1]
Traction systemIGBTVVVF
Electric system(s)750 V DC from third and/or fourth rail
750–1,500 V DC from overhead catenary[1]
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge

The 900 Series, nicknamed and commonly known as "Meneghino" is an electric multiple unit manufactured by Italian companies Firema and AnsaldoBreda, designed for the Milan Metro.

Its nickname means of Milan in Italian.

The trains are made up of 6 permanently coupled coaches, comprising two identical traction units at each end, with a total length of about 105 m (344 ft). Each Traction Unit consists of two identical motor cars and a trailer with the driver's cab.[1] All the coaches are intercommunicating.[1] The traction voltage can be 750 V or 1500 V to comply with the different voltages and feeding systems in use on Milan Metro lines (fourth rail on M1, catenary on M2 and M3). Trains have a total of 24 doors per side and are equipped with surveillance cameras and LCD screens.

The train began to replace the old Milan Metro trains on March 2009 on lines 1, 2 and 3.[2] It is not used on the line 5, which is a small-sized driverless system.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Milan Metro Meneghino" (PDF). AnsaldoBreda. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Metropolitana più comoda e sicura con il nuovo treno "Meneghino"". Corriere della Sera. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2011.