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New Bombardier high speed train unveiled in Italy

Frecciarossa 1000 will hit speeds of up to 360 km/h, offer seating for 600

BERLIN—Italian rail operator Trenitalia has unveiled a full scale mock-up of the Frecciarossa 1000 high speed train currently being built by Bombardier Transportation and its consortium partner AnsaldoBreda.

The Frecciarossa 1000 is the newest member of Bombardier’s Zefiro family of high speed trains, known as the V300ZEFIRO model.

“In addition to its beautiful design, our new train is a game changer in the rail industry,” Bombardier Transportation chief country representative Roberto Tazzioli said in a statement. “It offers not only very high speeds of up to 360 km/h, but also cost-efficiency, a capacity of up to 600 passengers, reliability, safety and durability.”

Bombardier says the Zefiro family also sets a new benchmark for sustainable mobility by offering the lowest energy consumption per seat of any very high speed train in the world today.

The new train also offers an unusually high acceleration that ensures excellent traveling times even on winding routes, the company claims.

In September 2010 Bombardier and AnsaldoBreda won an order to deliver 50 trains.

The first units are already in production and track tests will take place at the end of 2012.

After the Rimini exhibition, the Frecciarossa 1000 mock-up will travel to Berlin, Germany, to be displayed at the world’s largest rail trade show, InnoTrans, from Sept. 18 to 21.

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