Italian High-Speed Train Services to Begin in 2011

26 May 2010 (Last Updated May 26th, 2010 18:30)

Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) said its AGV-model high-speed train service will begin operating in Italy from September 2011. The new fleet will consist of 25, 11-coach trains with a speed of nearly 360km per hour, according to the company. The company has purchased the 2

Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) said its AGV-model high-speed train service will begin operating in Italy from September 2011.

The new fleet will consist of 25, 11-coach trains with a speed of nearly 360km per hour, according to the company.

The company has purchased the 200m-long high-speed trains from the French-based company Alstom, which are currently under construction in France and Italy.

NTV's commercial service is expected to reach nine Italian cities and 12 stations.

The Italy-based company said it will be offering additional features such as Wi-Fi internet and live television on the trains.