13 Dec '11, 2pm

Private Ferrari trains?! yes, please! "Ferrari boss unveils Italy's first private high-speed train" - Straits Times:

NOLA, Italy (AFP) - Ferrari head Luca di Montezemolo unveiled Italy's first private high-speed train near Naples on Tuesday, with his company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) planning to take on a state monopoly in the sector starting next year. 'Finally there will be a period of competition, of choice for travellers, for citizens,' Mr Di Montezemolo said, as he inaugurated the train, applauded by about 1,000 employees of French company Alstom which is building the carriages. The train - named Italo - is part of the latest generation of high-speed rail travel and 'the most modern train in Europe,' featuring a small cinema on board and a wi-fi Internet connection throughout, Mr Di Montezemolo said. France's national rail company SNCF owns a 20 per cent stake in NTV, which is led by a group of Italian businessmen including Mr Di Montezemolo, NTV's president, and Diego Della...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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