11 OCTOBER 2010
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Trenitalia, Italian Railways has ordered 50 new V300 ZEFIRO high speed trains, the V300 is a model of the Bombardier Zefiro high speed train family. The new trains will be developed in partnership with AnsaldoBreda, a subsidiary of the Finmeccanica group of Italy and will be known as the ETR 1000.
The total cost of the contract will be €1.54bn (US$2.1bn). The high speed train will be able to carry up to 600 passengers at speeds of 360 km/h. Bombardier Transportation has now orders for a total of 210 ZEFIRO high speed trains.
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