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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This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Retrieved 15 September Retrieved 21 Pendolono Alstom Fiat Ferroviaria tilting system. 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 pendolibo, with brand new tilting trains.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Delivered to Manchester Longsight on 13 February Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Each car uses a pair of electromechanical actuators to achieve the desired tilting angle on curved stretches of track.


Estimated deadline for this is the verge of and Virgin Trains onboard entertainment system no longer functions.

New Pendolino – Wikipedia

The first new sets were built with 11 cars and delivered via Dollands Moor to Edge Hill. Experimental and prototype high-speed trains category.

Archived from the original on 7 April In Romanian railways CFR announced its intent to order two Pendolinos by the end of the year, and wanted to sign another agreement about the local production of 19 more units under a license agreement the next year. The Pendolino features relatively slim windows in comparison to trains such as the Voyager; visually, the windows are linked by a black livery line to form a continuous band running along the length of the train.

Current name unveiled on 11 November to mark the th anniversary of the end of World War I. In Octobera train overshot the platform at Liverpool Lime Street station and collided with the buffer stops, and a similar incident occurred a few weeks later at the same station.

Introduction of the fast, modern Pendolinos in December had a major effect on rail ridership in Poland. Retrieved 6 April However, the train remained a unique specimen, as RENFE favoured the entirely domestic Pendolio Pendular, a tilting train with passive suspension introduced in Two decades earlier, British Rail had planned to bring tilting train technology to the same line with the APT project. Virgin Trains West Coast.

This allowed the final Class 90 locomotives to be withdrawn, and inroads were made into the main Class 87 fleet. Acela Express Avelia Liberty. Four new car sets were also to be built. This article needs additional citations for verification.


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Technical problems caused by pressure to launch the service early and lack of the political will to provide sufficient funding to overcome them forced the abandonment of this early attempt, although much of the technology was used to design and build Pendolino trains. With the franchise process in place, and Virgin Trains’ franchise extended until Decemberthe first car set entered service on 5 April ETR keeps axle load to an extremely low level With the franchise process in place, and Virgin Trains franchise extended to Decemberthe first car set entered service on 5 April Deutsche Bahn ordered more alsttom and express tilting DMUs with other technology class and class Acela Express Avelia Liberty.

All of the seats were originally fitted with an integrated on-board entertainment system; this system featured several radio stations, which included Virgin Radio and multiple BBC stationsalong with a number of pre-recorded music channels. Archived from the original on September 17, Passenger numbers increased fromin to 2.