New Italian Train Line Takes Maiden Voyage

The new train of the Italian private railway operator, Italo NTV, recently took its maiden voyage from Rome to Naples. Travel Video News is reporting that the event was attended by Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the President of NTV (New Travelers Train), the first Italian private railway operator and first-ever competitor of Trenitalia, which has held a monopoly on Italy's railways until now.

The maiden trip of Italo set off from the renovated Tiburtina Railway Station in Rome, reaching Naples in one hour and ten minutes. The reported speed in real time from the internal display showed a record speed of 186 miles per hour.

The train used 11 carriages, the first four for First Class passengers, followed by the exclusive Club Class coach, and the remaining six for economy fares. Each carriage has panoramic-view windows, offering direct cable TV in a dedicated coach turned into a cinema, where first-release films can be watched. Wi-Fi is available throughout the train, and is included in the price of the ticket. Cool touches: The seats in Smart Class are equipped with electric plugs, coat hangers, and ample leg space for easy movement.

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