The high-capacity double decker
Caravaggio was the first new train to enter service in Lombardy: the inaugural run left Monday, 3 February 2020 at 6:43 a.m. from Rho, bound for Como San Giovanni.
Today the new high-capacity trainsets run on the S11 Rho-Milano-Como-Chiasso, Milano Porta Garibaldi-Pioltello-Bergamo, S8 Milano-Carnate-Lecco, RE80 Como San Giovanni-Milano Centrale, Milano-Arona-Domodossola, Milano-Domodossola, Milano-Brescia-Verona, Milano-Gallarate-Varese-Porto Ceresio, Milano-Treviglio-Brescia, Milano Cadorna-Varese Nord-Laveno Mombello Lago, Milano-Lodi-Cremona-Mantova, Milano-Pavia-Voghera-Alessandria. lines. Since 5 September 2022, the Caravaggios have also reached the Ferrovienord network, entering service on the Milano Cadorna-Varese Nord-Laveno Mombello Lago line.
On the S8 Milan-Carnate-Lecco and Milan-Brescia-Verona lines, the four-car Caravaggios run in double composition, for a total of 8 carriages.
Two floors, 570 seats
Caravaggio is a high-capacity double-decker convoy; in Lombardy it runs in five-car or four-car compositions. Organised in a single space with no doors or partitions, it has very large windows
In a five-carriage composition, it has 570 seats; in four-carriage composition, 460. When two Caravaggios run in double composition, they come to a total of 920 seats.
Travellers can avail of multi-purpose areas for storing strollers and the securing of 18 bikes - 12 in the four-carriage composition - with the possibility of charging for electric bikes. There are electrical and USB outlets at each seat for charging smartphones, tablets or other devices.
The convoy is accessible for people with reduced mobility. It houses two areas reserved for wheelchairs, with anchoring facilities and service call buttons. At the convoy doors, sliding platforms compensate for the distance to station platforms.
Caravaggio is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and air conditioning systems; passenger information systems and 50 video surveillance cameras are installed on board.
On the doorways automatic sensors count the number of passengers getting on and getting off in real time.