May 2, 2012

Europe's first privately run high-speed train launches in Italy

Photo credit (c) Alstom/ C. Sasso

Photo credit (c) Alstom/ C. Sasso
FLORENCE, Italy — Europe’s first privately owned, high-speed train, Italo, started running on Sunday with its maiden voyage from Naples, Italy.

With a top speed of 186 mph, the train, operated by NTV and manufactured by Alstom AGV, will initially service a Milan-Florence-Rome-Naples route and gradually expand. The objective is to shorten the Naples-Rome commute, uniting the two hubs into one big city, reported The Epoch Times.

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