Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori

Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori
Joint-stock company
Industry Rail Transport
Founded 11 December 2006
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Key people
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (Chairman)
Giuseppe Sciarrone (CEO)[1]
Products Passenger transport
Revenue Increase €308 million[2] (2015)
Increase €58 million[2] (2015)
Increase €1.8 million[2] (2015)
Total assets Increase €905 million (2013)
Number of employees
1,074 (2013)
Footnotes / references
Routes of NTV .italo

Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (Italian: New Passenger Transport) is an Italian company which is Europe's first private open access operator of 300 km/h (190 mph) high-speed trains.[4]


NTV was created by four Italian businessmen (among them Luca Cordero di Montezemolo) to compete with Trenitalia.[5] The company intended to start services in late 2011, following certification of its trains in mid-2011.[6]

In March 2011, NTV complained that the Italian infrastructure manager, RFI, was obstructing its plans to run trains by making last-minute changes to network statements. RFI is controlled by the same government group that controls Trenitalia, the incumbent provider of passenger train services in Italy.[7]

After delays due to the complexity of the project,[8] NTV started service on 28 April 2012 under the .italo brand.[9][10] NTV ridership for whole year 2012 was 2,051,702.[11] Ridership increased to 9.1 million in 2015, with a load factor of 71.5% and 56 trains daily.[2]


Alstom AGV trainset

An order for 25 Alstom Automotrice à grande vitesse (AGV) trainsets each with 11 cars was announced on 17 January 2008.[12] Alstom assembled 17 at its La Rochelle plant, while eight were produced at Savigliano in Italy.[13] NTV has an option for a further ten trains. The contract includes maintenance for 30 years.[14] NTV unveiled the first of its trains in a ceremony on 13 December 2011.[15]

In 2015, NTV announced the procurement of eight new trains to expand its fleet. The new units would be from Alstom's Pendolino family, with a maximum speed approximately 60 km/h slower than the existing AGVs. The procurement is intended to allow NTV to expand its existing Italo services, as well as offer services to new destinations.[16]

Club class private seat.
Prima class.
Smart class multifunctional area.


Italo offers four classes of service, which it refers to as "journey ambiances". Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the train.[17]


Routes served by NTV are those of the Italian high-speed rail network, comprising 13 cities and 16 stations. Italo’s High Speed train service contains four lines:[18]

In Turin, Rome and Venice there are two station options: Termini and Tiburtina stations in Rome, Mestre and Santa Lucia in Venice, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa in Turin, whereas in Milan there are three station options: Centrale, Porta Garibaldi and Rogoredo.

Major shareholders

See also


  1. "Bilancio di esercizio 2010" (PDF). Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
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  3. "Bilancio 2012" (PDF). Ntv. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  4. Murray Hughes (2008-09-01). "NTV targets 20% market share by 2015". Railway Gazette International.
  5. Murray Hughes (2007-03-01). "Open access high speed bid". Railway Gazette International.
  6. "AGV begins Italian test programme". Railway Gazette International. 2010-01-12.
  7. "Railway Gazette: NTV brands RFI access changes 'illegal'". Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  8. "Italie : la compagnie privée NTV retarde son lancement à 2012 (Italy: private company NTV delays launch to 2012)". Ville, rails et transports. 2011-10-27.
  9. "Debut for Italo: kick off of the most modern train in Europe on April 28". Press Release, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori. 2012-03-30.
  10. "Alta velocità e concorrenza: parte la sfida". il Sole 24 Ore. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  11. "Italo supera il muro dei 2 milioni di passeggeri nel 2012". 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  12. "NTV, the first Italian private railway operator, chooses Alstom for the supply and maintenance of 25 AGV trains" (Press release). Alstom. 2008-01-17.
  13. "NTV unveils Italian AGV livery". Railway Gazette International. 2008-07-17.
  14. "The AGV reaches 300 km/h during the first test phase on Italian network". Alstom. 24 March 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  15. "Railway Gazette: NTV unveils first Italo AGV". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  16. "Railway Gazette: Open access operator NTV to order Pendolinos". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  18. "Connections". Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV).
  19. "Viaggi in treno su ferrovie ad alta velocità per valorizzare il tempo di viaggio". NTV - Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A.

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