Bitimec International Inc.

Bitimec Equipment to Service Trains on Europe's First Privately Held HSR Line

A new set of wheels is racing between Milan and Naples and it never has to stop for refueling. Europe's first privately held high-speed rail line, NTV (New Transport Voyager), has started operating sleek burgundy-red 'Italo' high-speed trains between Milan and Naples.

Headed by Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the line was aptly dubbed the “Ferrari on Rails.” The super quiet trains whisk passengers comfortably at speeds of 300km/h (up to 186 mph). The service offers several classes, but even the standard seats are extra comfortable. The high-end food company Eataly provides three-course meals at reasonable prices, served directly at the passenger's seat.

Bitimec tractors and trailers service the trains, including the supply of fresh basin water and inside cleaning equipment. The SEP-900 two brush train washing machine is used for washing the railcars.

Now working on four continents, the SEP and Politrac lines are lending support to the maintenance needs of some of the newest companies.