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According to rumors, the color will be a red fire more clear and bright than that of the AGV 575 already in circulation, but what is certain is that after the eight Pendolino bought in October 2015, with a contract worth 460 million Euros, NTV tips even higher and has also published the purchase of other four high-speed trains. Convoys different from those currently circulating, able to travel with optimum performance both on the high-speed lines and on the traditional ones. With them, in fact, NTV plans to boost the Milano-Napoli adding new trains to the fleet of AGV already in service but also to cover new routes in new directions and especially the one of the North West-North-East. From Torino to Venezia via Milano.
The agreement signed between the President of NTV Andrea Faragalli Zenobi and Michele Viale, CEO of Alstom provides for the extension from 20 to 30 years the maintenance of the entire fleet of new trains. The stated goal is to reach, as early as 2016, 10 million passengers (in 2015 exceeded 9 million, + 40% compared to 2014).
"The expansion of the fleet, which will arrive at 37 trains, is an integral part of our industrial project of revitalization started last year - said Faragalli Zenobi - we want to make more and more widespread the presence of High Speed services in the country and thanks to these four additional trains we will serve new destinations and at the same time strengthened existing ones such as the Milano-Napoli ".
The new Pendolino NTV will travel at a speed of 250 kilometers per hour, is 187 meters long with 7 coaches for 480 passengers. "The muzzle - says the company - will be futuristic and designed for high performance in the event of impact and better aerodynamic performance." It will also be eco-friendly and entirely produced in Italy.