Frecciarossa 1000 Very High Speed Train to enter commercial operation in June

V300ZEFIROItalian transport operator Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane hosted the inaugural journey of the V300ZEFIRO very high speed train, known as the Frecciarossa 1000 in Italy. The train ran from Italy’s main financial hub of Milan to Rome. The new very high speed trains will start commercial service in June 2015.
Bombardier Transportation also won the ten-year contract to maintain Trenitalia’s fleet of 50 V300ZEFIRO/Frecciarossa 1000 very high speed trains. One of the most important fleet maintenance contracts awarded in Italy in recent years, the contract will be executed in association with Bombardier’s consortium partner AnsaldoBreda.
“Bombardier has become a strong dedicated long-term partner to the Italian market, we are very proud to have been part of this ambitious project. We value our partnership with Ferrovie dello Stato and thank them for allowing us to play such a key role in the evolution of Italian technological excellence,” Lutz Bertling, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Transportation, said.

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