Frecciarossa 1000, a preview journey for institutions and the media

Members of the Italian and European Parliament Transport and Public Works Commissions as passengers

Rome, 4 June 2015

The Frecciarossa 1000 gives representatives from Italian and European institutions and national and international media a preview.

This entails a special journey departing from Rome Termini at 9.30 tomorrow morning for Milan Central, where the Frecciarossa 1000 will arrive first thing in the afternoon. 

This preview and trial of the qualities of this super-train, fully manufactured in Italy by AnsaldoBreda and Bombardier, take place just over a week from its official debut on 14 June, when the new rail summer schedule commences.

Gruppo FS Italiane CEO Michele Mario Elia and Trenitalia CEO Vincenzo Soprano will play host on board this new gem in the Trenitalia fleet.

“The Frecciarossa 1000,” recalled Michele Mario Elia, “is the result of synergy by the best skills and expertise from Italy’s rail industry commencing from Gruppo FS Italiane, which has always had great faith in this project and of which we can all be proud as it places us in a position of absolute leader in Europe and the world.”

Designed and built to reach a top speed of 400 km/h and commercial speed of 360 km/h, the Frecciarossa 1000 obtained Permission to Commence Service from the National Agency for Railway Safety on 14 April following around two years of tests and technical trials.

It will initially travel at a top speed of 300 km/h. Its technical and manufacturing technical features will immediately ensure top performances in terms of acceleration, adherence, braking and safety.

It also assures the best possible comfort with, among other features, wide ergonomic seats, spacious corridors, soundproofed environments and almost no vibrations, LED lighting and special services designed to fulfil the various needs and necessities of every passenger.

Initially the Frecciarossa 1000 will make eight journeys on the Rome – Milan line, four of which extended to Naples and seven to Turin and four stops at Rho Fiera Expo Milano 2015. Six full trains have already been delivered to Trenitalia by the manufacturers. The entire order will be completed within the first few months of 2017.