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 smaller size of the Pendolino windows has attracted comment and, in fact, the window size is unprecedented for British railway rolling stock. The body, which exploits large aluminium extrusion technology, has substantial modularity and allows for extremely low axle weight, whilst pendolono respecting the highest safety standards, and allows the best exploitation of the space with different loading gauges.

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The 8-car units were all later lengthened to 9 cars, then an additional four trains and also a further 62 cars were built between and This project was given up in for lack of funds. Newly liveried stood at Lancaster aalstom the snow.

Virgin Rail Projects was set up to introduce these new trains with the alstm franchise winner as well as Alstom, Network Rail and the current franchise holder, Virgin Trains West Coast, to ensure the new sets were able to run from 1 April Archived copy as title CS1 Romanian-language sources ro CS1 Slovak-language sources sk Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Articles containing Russian-language text Pendolimo category link from Wikidata.


In Decemberthe trains were given permission penodlino operate in Slovakia and Austria, but as of permission for Germany has not yet been granted. They represent a further development of the earlier Pendolino models in order to better respond to the requirements expressed by the market and the customers of Trenitalia and Cisalpino.

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Retrieved 1 November Reportedly, consideration was given to the adoption of asymmetric window layout during the design process, but this was ultimately discarded in favour of the arrangement used in service instead. After revenue service inthe train was used for charter and test runs.

This article has multiple issues. Archived from the original on 15 September The trains are composed of six carriages. On 29 Maythe ETR became the first pendolino to enter in a altom regular service in the world.

Conventional Hovertrain Maglev Train Vactrain. Planned high-speed rail by country. Virgin Trains onboard entertainment system no longer functions. However, these trains are based on altsom New Pendolino design.

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Planned high-speed rail by country. Experimental and prototype high-speed trains category. Wore branding on both driving cars advertising Alstmo Radio from April until November The Pendolino features an actively-actuated tilt system. Archived from the original PDF on pendolinl Retrieved 13 May Archived from the original on 5 May Pendolinos started to operate services to Glasgow Centraland by the end of summer, in theory all services north of Preston were pehdolino by Class units.


The first new sets were built with 11 cars and delivered via Dollands Moor to Edge Hill. Then inDB commissioned a study on whether electrification or purchasing diesel tilting trains would be the better option for the Nuremberg -Hof line, and decided for the latter. Archived from the original on September 17, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Department of Transport Pendolino lengthening and fleet expansion project Archived 24 March at the Wayback Machine.

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City of Birmingham [36]. The active tilting mechanism is achieved using electrically operated tilt activators, which are situated under each carriage. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Each car uses a pair of electromechanical actuators to achieve the desired tilting angle on curved stretches of track. Allegedly, at one stage of development, the nose was intended to taper as far forwards as seven metres, similar to the noses of Japanese bullet trains.

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