The Italian job: 5 facts about rail operator NTV


Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, or better known as NTV, is a familiar name in Europe.

They are Italy’s first privately owned high-speed rail operator and one of their founders is the former president of Ferrari, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. You will recognize their iconic red high-speed trains called the Italo.

But there’s more to this Italian company. Here are five interesting facts you may not know about NTV.

1. NTV’s trains are built from 98% recyclable materials and use 10% less energy per passenger compared to a conventional train.

2. The name Italo was chosen through an online survey which gathered 37,000 votes.

3. The logo, which appears on the Italo trains, is a stylized rabbit. It represents a fast, agile and fun spirit.

4. NTV staff are trained and certified to respond promptly and correctly to any emergency situation.

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5. The food onboard Italo is catered by Eataly, the Italian gourmet food market that is connected to the Slow Food movement.

As a bonus, here’s fact number 6: NTV chose to boost their productivity and punctuality rate by implementing the DELMIA Quintiq solution. The result? Check out the infographic below for some staggering numbers (or view a downloadable PDF). In this case, a picture really is worth a thousand words.

NTV boost service levels to all-time high

Interested to know more about optimized planning for passenger rail? Meet DELMIA Quintiq at the Passenger Rail Europe conference in Amsterdam on March 16 and 17, 2015. Find out more about the event.