Bombardier's new high-speed train design unveiled

Bombardier’s Frecciarossa 1000 high-speed train design has been unveiled in Italy.

Italian rail operator Trenitalia unveiled the full scale mock-up of the high-speed train being built by Bombardier and its consortium partner AnsaldoBreda on Sunday. The Frecciarossa 1000 is the newest member of Bombardier’sZEFIRO 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,” said Roberto Tazzioli, chief country representative of Bombardier Transportation in Italy.

“It offers not only very high speeds of up to 360km/h, but also cost-efficiency, a capacity of up to 600 passengers, reliability, safety and durability. 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. This unparalleled economic and environmental performance makes high speed rail an attractive alternative to other forms of travel.”

Bombardier and AnsaldoBreda won an order to deliver 50 trains in September 2010. The first units are already in production and track tests will take place at the end of 2012.

After being exhibited in Italy, the Frecciarossa 1000 mock-up will travel to Berlin to be displayed at the rail trade show, InnoTrans, 18-21 September.

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