Italy

PRODUCTION of the next-generation double-deck EMU for Trenitalia was officially launched at Hitachi Rail Italy’s (HRI) Pistoia plant on January 20 with the unveiling of a full-size mock-up of the…
A 10-year contract for the operation of conventional inter-city services and overnight trains in Italy was signed in Rome on January 19 by Trenitalia CEO Mrs Barbara Morgante and Italy’s…
ITALIAN State Railway (FS) has brought all of its freight activities under one roof with the creation this month of Mercitalia which includes the former Trenitalia Cargo division as well…
NATIONAL Express Group has agreed in principle to sell its c2c rail franchise in Britain to Italian State Railways’ (FS) train operating subsidiary Trenitalia for around £70m, subject to approval…
THE European Commission (EC) confirmed on December 19 that a public funding scheme launched by the Italian government to encourage modal shift of freight from road to rail is compliant…
THE Sicilian city of Catania has expanded its metro network for the first time since the opening of the initial Borgo - Porto section in 1999, with the start of…
THE first completed driving car for NTV’s new fleet of Pendolino tilting trains was unveiled at Alstom’s Savigliano plant in northern Italy on December 15.
ITALIAN State Railways (FS) announced on December 12 that it has purchased 36.7% of Astaldi’s shares in Milan’s Metro M5 consortium for €64.5m.
COMMERCIAL services began running through Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel with the start of the 2017 timetable on December 11, resulting in shorter journey times for passengers and freight customers along…
AN inauguration ceremony for the Andora - San Lorenzo section of the Genova - Savona - Ventimiglia line was held on December 11 with Italy’s vice-minister of infrastructure and transport…
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