Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori

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Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori
Type 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
Employees 465 (2011)[2]
Website www.ntvspa.it www.italotreno.it
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]

Trains[edit]

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]

Interior[edit]

Routes[edit]

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.

Disputes[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bilancio di esercizio 2010". Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bilancio 2011". Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  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". ntvspa.it. 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. ^ http://www.ntvspa.it/it/nuovo-trasporto-viaggiatori/7/4/ntv-trasporto-passeggeri-linee-alta-velocit%C3%A0

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