Frecciarossa ETR.500 train
Maximum speed 300 km/h (190 mph)

Frecciarossa ETR.1000 train
Maximum speed 360 km/h (220 mph)

Frecciarossa is a high-speed train of the Italian national train operator, Trenitalia. The name, which means "red arrow" in English, was introduced in 2012 after it had previously been known as Eurostar Italia. Frecciarossa trains operate at speeds of up to 300 km/h (190 mph). Frecciarossa is the premier service of Trenitalia and competes with italo, operated by Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori.


Rolling stock

Current limitations on the tracks set at 300 km/h (190 mph) the maximum operating speed of the trains. Along with the development of ETR 1000 by AnsaldoBreda and Bombardier Transportation (which is designed to operate commercially at 360 km/h (220 mph), with a technical top speed of over 400 km/h (250 mph)), Rete Ferroviaria Italiana is working on the necessary updates to allow trains to speed up to 360 km/h (220 mph).

See also

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