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Hitachi and Bombardier will supply 14 very high-speed Frecciarossa 1000 trains to Italy

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 4, 2019
Hitachi Rail SpA and Bombardier Transportation will supply 14 Frecciarossa 1000 (also known as ETR 1000) very high-speed trains to Trenitalia (Italian Railways), as well as a ten years maintenance service agreement for the new trains.
Frecciarossa 1000
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The contract overall value is around 575 million euros ($ 643 million US) with the Bombardier share valued at 233 million euros ($261 million US) and the Hitachi share valued at 342 million euros ($382 million US).

As with the current Frecciarossa 1000 fleet, all 14 of the new very high-speed trains will be built in Italy.

The Frecciarossa 1000 has set new standards in performance, operating efficiency and passenger comfort.

Each train has a total length of around 200 meters, capacity for around 460 passengers and is capable of commercial speeds of up to 360 km/h.

State-of-the-art aerodynamics and energy saving technologies give the train unmatched operating efficiency.

There is WiFi onboard a meeting room and bistro area.

Not only is the Frecciarossa 1000 the fastest ever service high speed train in Europe, but it is also the quietest, with minimal vibration.

The trains are designed and built in Italy, and operable on high-speed rail networks equipped with multi-voltage technology fulfilling all TSI requirements.