French Alstom unveiled a new design of Pendolino high-speed train. It was projected for the Italian rail operator Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), the Alstom press office reported.
A distinctive feature of the train is its futuristic design that was developed by Alstom’s Design & Styling Centre.
The trains are painted in fire red colour. New Pendolino train can reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h. The 7-car trainset can carry up to 480 passengers. The total length of the train is 187 m.
Alstom will supply 33 new Pendolino trains for NTV. In October, the Italian operator has paid for eight trains to be manufactured with the new design.
It is scheduled that the new Pendolino trains will enter service in late 2017 or in early 2018.
High-speed operator NTV started its service in April 2012. The company was found by four Italian businessmen, among them was Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the former CEO of Ferrari and Fiat Group. NTV operates high-speed trains on four routes: Turin – Salerno (via Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples), Turin – Ascona, Venice – Naples, Verona – Naples. NTV carried more than 9 million passengers this year.