Bombardier unveils new bullet train

Frecciarossa 1000
Frecciarossa 1000

Bombardier has unveiled the design for its brand new high-speed train, the Frecciarossa 1000.

The newest member of the Bombardier Zefiro bullet train family, the Frecciarossa 1000 was unveiled in Italy on 19 August and is designed to carry up to 600 passengers at speeds of up to 360kph. It will initially be operated by Italian rail operator Trenitalia.

“In addition to its beautiful design, our new train is a game changer in the rail industry,” said Roberto Tazzioli, Canada-based Bombardier’s Chief Country Representative in Italy. “It offers not only very high speeds… 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.”

Trenitalia has ordered 50 of the trains, with track tests due to take place at the end of 2012.

Following its Italian unveiling, the Frecciarossa 1000 mock-up will travel to Berlin to be displayed at the world’s largest rail trade show, InnoTrans, from 18-21 September.

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