Treno ad alta frequentazione

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FS ALe 426/502
FNM E.760/761
FS TAF 64.jpg
A Trenitalia TAF
Specifications
Power type Electric
Builder Ansaldo, Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie, ABB, Firema
Build date 1996-2000
Total produced 100
AAR wheel arr. Bo2+22+22+2Bo (EMU4)
Gauge 1435 mm
Length 103.970 mm
Width 2.820 mm
Height 4.300 mm
Locomotive weight 273 t
Electric system(s) 3000 V DC
Current collection
method
Pantograph
Engine type Three phase asynchronous
Transmission 20/101
Top speed 140 km/h
Power output 3640 kW
Tractive effort 214 kN
Locomotive brake Oerlikon FV3E
Career
Railroad(s) Trenitalia, FNM
First run 1997
Disposition In service

ALe 426/506 TAF (acronym of Treno ad Alta Frequentazione) is an Italian Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) used mainly on commuter regional trains. Concept design has been made by Italian designer Pininfarina.

Two different companies employ them: Trenitalia and Ferrovie Nord Milano (FNM). Some slightly modified version of the EMU have been recently purchased by Moroccan Railways.[1]

Description[edit]

Each train is formed by fixed sections of four bi-level pieces: two motorized units (ALe 426/506) and two coaches between them (Le 736). Two sections can be coupled together, but by now it is not possible on Trenitalia units (on FNM ones is common practice).

The total capacity is of 469 seated and 372 standing passengers.

Specifications[edit]

ALe 426/506 employs asynchronous three-phase traction motors feed by the 3000 V DC catenary. Motors are mounted on one bogie per motorized unit, for a total of two motorized bogies per section.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morocco's railway acquires 24 new EMU http://www.railwaygazette.com/en/news/shipbuilding/single-view/view/moroccos-rail-renaissance-takes-a-major-step-forward.html