FS Class ETR 480

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ETR 480
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An ETR 480 of Ferrovie dello Stato at Milan Central railway station
Specifications
Train length 236.6 m (776 ft)
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Weight 409 t (403 long tons; 451 short tons)
Power output 6 MW (8,000 hp)
Power supply 3 kV DC
Electric system(s) Overhead catenary
Current collection method Pantograph
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The ETR 480 is a tilting Electric Multiple Unit built by FIAT Ferroviaria (now Alstom Ferroviaria) since 1993, It is also known as Pendolino. It was developed from the first new-generation Pendolino, the ETR 460. The main difference between ETR 460, ETR 470 and ETR 480 is that the 460 run only on 3 kV DC, the 470 on both 3 kV DC and 15 kV AC, and the 480 on both 3 kV DC and 25 kV 50 Hz AC.

ETR 480 were initially built without actual 25 kV AC electric equipment. This equipment is now being installed into all sets and the converted trains are subsequently renumbered ETR 485.

Technical information[edit]

  • max. speed (in service): 250 km/h (155 mph)
  • traction system: = 3 kV (all 15 trainsets)
  • power: 6 MW (8,000 hp)
  • length: 236.6 m (776 ft)
  • mass: 409 t (403 long tons; 451 short tons)
  • max axle load: 13.5 t (13.3 long tons; 14.9 short tons)
  • max. tilting angle: 8°
  • configuration: head coach + 7 middle coaches + head coach
  • total number of seats: 480 (341 II + 139 I)

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External links[edit]

Media related to FS ETR 485 at Wikimedia Commons