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.
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 ‘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 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.