September 22, 2015

Trenitalia extends Frecciarossa to Bari

Written by  Marco Chiandoni
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FRECCIAROSSA ETR 500 high-speed trains are now running from Milan to Bari in southeastern Italy for the first time following the replacement of a Frecciabianca train on a daily round trip.

The introduction of Frecciarossa combined with upgrading a 180km section between Bologna and Foggia for 200km/h operation has enabled Trenitalia to reduce the journey time between Milan and Bari, a distance of 869km, from 7h 43min to 6h 30min.

Since the introduction of Frecciarossa 1000 trains on Milan – Rome services in June, Trenitalia has been able to redeploy ETR 500 trains on the Venice – Rome – Naples – Salerno route, and now the Milan – Bari line.

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