Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori

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Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori
Joint-stock company
Industry Rail Transport
Founded 11 December 2006
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Key people
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (Chairman)
Giuseppe Sciarrone (CEO)[1]
Products Passenger transport
Revenue 102,900,636 (2012)[2]
-137,239,543 (2012)[2]
-77,136,171 (2012)[2]
Number of employees
1,027 (end 2012)[2]
Routes of NTV .italo

Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (Italian: New Passenger Transport) is an Italian company which is Europe's first private open access operator of 300 km/h (190 mph) high-speed trains.[3] NTV was created by four Italian businessmen (among them Luca Cordero di Montezemolo) to compete with Trenitalia.[4]

The company intended to start services in late 2011, following certification of its trains in mid-2011.[5] After delays due to the complexity of the project,[6] NTV started service on 28 April 2012.[7][8] NTV ridership for whole year 2012 was 2,051,702 .[9]


Italo train at Bologna railway station.

An order for 25 Alstom Automotrice à grande vitesse (AGV) trainsets each with 11 cars was announced on 17 January 2008.[10] Alstom assembled 17 at its La Rochelle plant, while eight were produced at Savigliano in Italy.[11] NTV has an option for a further ten trains. The contract includes maintenance for 30 years.[12] NTV unveiled the first of its trains in a ceremony on 13 December 2011.[13]



Routes served by NTV are those of the Italian high-speed rail network, comprising 13 cities and 16 stations. Italo’s High Speed train service connects three lines:[14]

In Milan, Rome and Venice there are two station options: Porta Garibaldi and Rogoredo in Milan, Tiburtina and Ostiense stations in Rome, Mestre and Santa Lucia in Venice.


In March 2011, NTV complained that the Italian infrastructure manager, RFI, was obstructing its plans to run trains by making last-minute changes to network statements. RFI is controlled by the same government group that controls Trenitalia, the incumbent provider of passenger train services in Italy.[15]

Major shareholders[edit]

Official Partners[edit]

  • Alpitour
  • Carpisa
  • CBS
  • DHL Express
  • Eataly
  • Genertel
  • Hertz
  • Illy
  • Medusa
  • My Parking
  • Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi
  • RCS Mediagroup
  • Sky Italia
  • StarHotels
  • 3B Meteo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bilancio di esercizio 2010" (PDF). Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bilancio 2012" (PDF). Ntv. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Murray Hughes (2008-09-01). "NTV targets 20% market share by 2015". Railway Gazette International. 
  4. ^ Murray Hughes (2007-03-01). "Open access high speed bid". Railway Gazette International. 
  5. ^ "AGV begins Italian test programme". Railway Gazette International. 2010-01-12. 
  6. ^ "Italie : la compagnie privée NTV retarde son lancement à 2012 (Italy: private company NTV delays launch to 2012)". Ville, rails et transports. 2011-10-27. 
  7. ^ "Debut for Italo: kick off of the most modern train in Europe on April 28". Press Release, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. 2012-03-30. 
  8. ^ "Alta velocità e concorrenza: parte la sfida". il Sole 24 Ore. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Italo supera il muro dei 2 milioni di passeggeri nel 2012". 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  10. ^ "NTV, the first Italian private railway operator, chooses Alstom for the supply and maintenance of 25 AGV trains" (Press release). Alstom. 2008-01-17. 
  11. ^ "NTV unveils Italian AGV livery". Railway Gazette International. 2008-07-17. 
  12. ^ "The AGV reaches 300 km/h during the first test phase on Italian network". Alstom. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Railway Gazette: NTV unveils first Italo AGV". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  14. ^ "Connections". Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV). 
  15. ^ "Railway Gazette: NTV brands RFI access changes ‘illegal’". Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  16. ^ "Viaggi in treno su ferrovie ad alta velocità per valorizzare il tempo di viaggio". NTV - Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A. 

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