Five more Pendolinos for Italo-NTV

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The 'nose' of the Pendolino ensures a high level of aerodynamics. Photo: Alstom.
The 'nose' of the Pendolino ensures a high level of aerodynamics. Photo: Alstom.

Italo-NTV has signed a contract worth €330 million with Alstom for five more Pendolino EVO trains.

The train company, Italy’s first private high-speed rail operator, has exercised the option from a contract signed in October 2015. It also includes 30 years of maintenance.

As a result of the acquisition, Italo-NTV now has a fleet of 22 Pendolino EVOs, half of which have entered service. In addition it has 25 AGVs in its fleet, which were also built by Alstom.


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The new rolling stock will allow the operator to expand its services to offer new routes and increased frequencies.

Italo-NTV’s seven-car Pendolino EVO trainset is part of the Avelia range of high-speed trains. The 187m-long train has a maximum speed of 250km/h and can accommodate around 480 passengers.


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