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Italy launched First Private High-Speed Train

Rome : Italy | Apr 21, 2012 at 4:46 AM PDT
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AGV Italo @ Bologna Centrale

AFP reported , In Italy, launched the first high speed train called Italo, owned by private investors. Italo has made its first trip on the route Rome-Naples. In a way the train was a little more than an hour. left the station this morning at 10.19 and departure was also attended by the regional councilor for transport Raffaele Cattaneo

Italo 660 foot owned by NTV. Its president is the head of Ferrari Luca di Montezemolo . Among the other top managers NTV - CEO of Tod's, producing expensive shoes, Diego Della Valle . 20 percent of the shares owned by NTV French rail operator SNCF.

The maximum speed that can develop Italo, is 224 mile per hour. Cars as part of wider than normal French high speed train TGV. The new train provides panoramic windows, leather seats and a special train with the movie theater.

The first journey are open to the public after the launch will be on the Milan-Naples on April 28 with two pairs of trains (departure from Milan 8:19 ​​and 17:19, arriving in Naples at 13.05 and at 22.05, stops in Bologna, Florence and Rome. opposite from Naples at 7.00 and 16.00). The departures will increase since May 12 with three other pairs of trains.

Prices vary according to the "environment" travel (Smart - First - Club) and commercial offerings (Base - Economy - Low Cost) with prices for the entire route varies from 155 to 55 euros depending on ride comfort chosen. In the coming months, on the same line will be activated even connecting Milan-Turin.

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Montezemolo, president of NTV, talks with reporters during the inaugural trip of the new high-speed train "Italo" from Rome to Naples
Montezemolo, president of NTV, talks with reporters during the inaugural trip of the new high-speed train "Italo" from Rome to Naples
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