The Class Pendolino is a type of electric high-speed train operated by Virgin Trains in the United Kingdom, leased from Angel Trains. They are electric multiple units using Fiat Ferroviaria’s tilting train Pendolino technology and built by Alstom. [IT] Five extra Pendolino EVO trains for ntv – now 22 ordered. [IT] ntv will get 12 Alstom Pendolinos, but of a complete new design. [CH] SBB RABe in special livery for new Frankfurt a/M – Milan direct service. [CH] Mission completed: all Pendolino trains for Swiss.

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The nose of the Pendolino is manufactured out of composite materials and moulded in a similar fashion as has been used to produce the shells of racing cars. Retrieved 1 November List of high-speed railway lines. With Alliance Rail not able to obtain this, in June it dropped its plans to purchase s. Archived copy as title link “It is a very sad day – Branson. The majority carry promotional names such as “Virgin Valiant”, “Virgin Crusader” and “Virgin King”, while some trains have received traditional names, such as “City of London” and “City of Liverpool”.

List of high-speed railway lines. No multiple facility, [3] within class only [4]. Though plagued by technical teething problems, the ETR introduced several innovations, such as more powerful AC asynchronous motors. This project was given up in for lack of funds. Journey to the West during Newly liveried stood at Lancaster in the snow.


The tests had not been performed by May, and PKP announced that Alstom had failed to meet the contract terms and would be charged penalties as of May 6.

Four new sets have been built with 11 cars, and penddolino existing sets lengthened to 11 cars. Department of Transport Pendolino lengthening and fleet expansion project Archived 24 March at the Wayback Machine.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Karelian Trains Class Sm6. Penny the Pendolino [27].

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Archived from the original on 6 July Traction Recognition 2nd ed. ETR keeps axle load to an extremely low level Archived from the original on Archived from the original on 22 March The trains were to run as ZSSK class This system relies upon trackside beaconswhich are typically spaced around five miles from one another, to transmit data to the train; pendoluno information, as well as temporarily locking-out the tilting mechanism from being pehdolino on relevant stretches of track, also relays the maximum permissible speeds for the adjacent corners.

Retrieved 3 January Archived from the original on 17 June Canada Mexico United States. Subsequently, the set was handed back to the leasing company, and has since been transferred to TransPennine Express. Archived copy as title Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references EngvarB from April Use dmy dates from November Articles using Template: It was expected that all locomotive-hauled trains pendo,ino have been replaced by the end ofbut the Pendolinos suffered from several pendoliino problems, which granted the Class 87s a temporary reprieve.

List of high-speed railway lines. Intermediate trailer with pantograph: Virgin chairman Sir Richard Branson credited the robust construction of the Pendolino with saving lives in the crash.

Pendolino – Wikipedia

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The Pendolino is fitted with a digital seat reservations system, allowing traditional paper reservation tickets to be dispensed with entirely. Archived from the original on 18 February On 29 Maythe ETR became the first pendolino to enter in a high-speed regular service in the world. Hornby Model Railways manufactured a model of the Class in ’00’ Gauge.

The trains of the original batch were the last to be assembled at Alstom’s Washwood Heath plant, before its closure in The remaining new sets were brought into service, and 31 sets increased to 11 carriages over the next eight months. Duringprivate operator Virgin Rail Group commenced operations of the InterCity West Coast franchise, taking over from state-owned operator British Rail ; it had been awarded the franchise having made a commitment to replace the existing locomotives and rolling stock used on the route, namely the British Rail Class 8687 and 90 electric locomotives and Mark 2 and Mark 3 coaching stock, with brand new tilting trains.

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Rail Pebdolino1 September Wore temporarily applied Christmas-themed vinyls on each driving car during December and branded ‘Traindeer’ [23]. ETR was built in only 10 units. The result has been severe overcrowding on some services, something that Virgin has somewhat mitigated through the increased frequency of service. Karelian Trains Class Sm6.

After revenue service inthe train was used for charter and test runs.