The 25 Avelia AGV very-high-speed trains, which are running in Italy and operated by Italo-Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, travelled a total of more than 100 million kilometres since entering service in April 2012.
Alstom’s fleet of 25 Avelia AGV very-high-speed trains operating in Italy has travelled a total of more than 100 million kilometres since entering service in April 2012, owned and operated under the service name Italo by Italo-Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, the first private high-speed operator in Europe.
Italo, with its fleet composed of Avelia AGVs and Avelia Pendolinos, covers the entire national area served by high speed line, connecting a total of 25 Italian cities and 30 railway stations with 116 daily services.
The Avelia AGV trains run at speeds of 300 km/h with the highest level of safety and comfort, thanks to an articulated architecture designed for very high speeds. The 11-car configuration results in trains that are over 200 metres in length.
The train offers 100 mm of additional interior body width compared to conventional non-articulated very-high-speed trains and a bright interior thanks to the largest windows on the very high-speed market.
The train also boasts long-term operational and financial benefits for the operator. This includes 15 to 30% less energy consumption compared to conventional non-articulated very-high-speed trains thanks to its lightweight, aerodynamic design and braking energy recovery. Maintenance costs are also up to 10% lower than non-articulated trains.