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
  • Increase EUR 249,610,966 (2013)
  • EUR 102,900,636 (2012)
  • Increase EUR -77,534,271 (2013)
  • EUR -137,239,543 (2012)
  • Decrease EUR -77,619,500 (2013)
  • EUR -77,136,171 (2012)
Total assets
  • Increase EUR 905,175,987 (2013)
  • EUR 874,374,526 (2012)
Number of employees
1,074 (end 2013)
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.[2]


NTV was created by four Italian businessmen (among them Luca Cordero di Montezemolo) to compete with Trenitalia.[3] The company intended to start services in late 2011, following certification of its trains in mid-2011.[4]

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.[5]

After delays due to the complexity of the project,[6] NTV started service on 28 April 2012 under the .italo brand.[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]

In 2015, NTV announced the procurement of eight new trains to expand its fleet. The new units would be from Alstom's Pendolino family, with a maximum speed approximately 60 km/h slower than the existing AGVs. The procurement is intended to allow NTV to expand its existing Italo services, as well as offer services to new destinations.[14]



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:[15]

In Turin, Rome and Venice there are two station options: Termini and Tiburtina stations in Rome, Mestre and Santa Lucia in Venice, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa in Turin, whereas in Milan there are three station options: Centrale, Porta Garibaldi and Rogoredo.

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  1. ^ "Bilancio di esercizio 2010" (PDF). Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Murray Hughes (2008-09-01). "NTV targets 20% market share by 2015". Railway Gazette International. 
  3. ^ Murray Hughes (2007-03-01). "Open access high speed bid". Railway Gazette International. 
  4. ^ "AGV begins Italian test programme". Railway Gazette International. 2010-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Railway Gazette: NTV brands RFI access changes ‘illegal’". Retrieved 2011-03-25. 
  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. ^ "Railway Gazette: Open access operator NTV to order Pendolinos". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  15. ^ "Connections". Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV). 
  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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