FS Class ETR 480

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ETR 480 / ETR 485
ETR 480 Alta Velocit.JPEG
ETR 480
In service 1997-
Manufacturer Fiat Ferroviaria / Alstom
Built at Savigliano (Cuneo)
Family name Pendolino
Constructed 1997-1998 (ETR 480)
Refurbishment 2004-2009 (ETR 485)
Number built 15 trainsets
Number in service 15
Formation 9 cars trainset: 3 1st class cars, 1 bar-restaurant car, 5 2nd class cars.
Capacity ETR 480: 480 seats - 139 1st class, 341 2nd class; ETR 485: 490 seats -146 1st class, 344 2nd class. 2 wheelchair + 23 restaurant.
Operator(s) Trenitalia
Specifications
Train length 236.6 m (776 ft 3 in)
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Weight 409 t (403 long tons; 451 short tons)
Power output 6 MW (8,000 hp)
Electric system(s) ETR 480: 3 kV DC Overhead catenary ; ETR 485: 3 kV DC, 25 kV 50 Hz AC
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.

Class 485[edit]

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 DC, 25 kV 50 Hz AC (all 15 trainsets)
  • power: 6 MW (8,000 hp)
  • length: 236.6 m (776 ft 3 in)
  • 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: ETR 480: 480 (341 II + 139 I); ETR 485: 490 (344 ll + 146 l)

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External links[edit]

Media related to FS ETR 485 at Wikimedia Commons