Travelling with the Frecciarossa 1000

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The Italians love their Frecciarossa. The ‘Red Arrow’ has heralded a new age of exceptionally fast journeys across the country. Bombardier, in partnership with Hitachi Rail Italy, recently delivered the latest generation of the high speed train to Italian rail operator Trenitalia. The Frecciarossa 1000 is even faster and even more comfortable than its predecessors. We boarded the train and accompanied its passengers on their journey from Naples to Milan.

Because the train departs almost every hour, travellers can also fit in an appointment or two along the way.
Roma Termini intermediate stop. Because the train departs almost every hour, travellers can also fit in an appointment or two along the way.

When Bombardier Transportation, together with its partner and its client, first presented a mock-up of the new V300ZEFIRO high speed train at the trade fair InnoTrans 2012, it could already be sensed how popular this latest generation of high speed trains would become among the passengers.

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Ready for departure. Punctuality and reliability are just two of the numerous benefits.

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And indeed, soon after putting the high-comfort, high-tech train – known as Frecciarossa 1000 in Italy – it has become a giant hit with the public. This should come as no surprise, as the train features a high level of comfort alongside a reputation for punctuality, safety and reliability, while travelling at unrivalled speed – more than befitting the name ‘Red Arrow’.

the Frecciarossa 1000 is champion in many disciplines.
A master’s piece of design and function: the Frecciarossa 1000 is champion in many disciplines.

THE ‘RED ARROW’ BRINGS PEOPLE AND CITIES CLOSER TOGETHER.

Today, passengers can travel from Naples in the south to the northern Italian city of Milan in under five hours. The first of 50 latest-generation high speed trains was put in service perfectly in time for the Expo 2015. The inaugural model is named in honour of the recently deceased Italian sprinter legend Pietro Mennea, who won the world record for the 200 metres and still holds the European record for this distance – an apt name indeed for the ‘Red Arrow’, which is faster than any other train in Europe. At the moment, the train only connects major Italian cities, but links to various cities in Europe could follow in the future.

The train will soon be reaching speeds of 350 km/h, making the journey time a mere 2 hours and 20 minutes.
From Rome to Milan at nearly 300 kilometres per hour. The train will soon be reaching speeds of 350 km/h, making the journey time a mere 2 hours and 20 minutes.
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First-class comfort makes the journey a great experience.

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Business

Relaxed working in a comfortable travel and work space.

Executive

It doesn’t get more comfortable than this. The Executive Class even features a deluxe conference room.

The main train station (opened in 1846) was designed by French architect Louis-Jules Bouchot. Its architectural style was reminiscent of Parisian buildings of that period. The Red Arrow meanwhile travels on to Turin.
Reaching the destination of our Italian rail journey, Milano Centrale. The main train station (opened in 1846) was designed by French architect Louis-Jules Bouchot. Its architectural style was reminiscent of Parisian buildings of that period. The Red Arrow meanwhile travels on to Turin.

The Facts of a Champion

The pride of Italy. The latest-generation high speed train was put in service perfectly in time for the Expo 2015 in Milan. Bombardier Transportation is in charge of project management, product development as well as the manufacturing of the bogies and propulsion systems. The testing, homo-logation and commissioning of the first five trains are also the responsibility of Bombardier Transportation.

50 trains have been ordered by Italian rail operator Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane from the consortium of Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail Italy. Each train has a length of around 200 metres. The total volume of the contract is around 1.5 billion euros. Bombardier Transportation has also signed a ten-year maintenance contract for the trains.

7 countries could soon be enjoying improved connections in Europe thanks to the tech-nological flexibility of the Frecciarossa 1000. Its inter-operability is unmatched by any other high speed train.

400 km/h is the top speed of the Frecciarossa 1000. Soon, the train will be reaching a speed of 350 kilometres per hour on the Rome–Milan route, shortening the journey time between the two cities from 3 hours to just 2 hours and 20 minutes.

1.000 km is the current length of the high speed train network. It is set for gradual expansion over the years to come, possibly also to other European countries.