Trenitalia was the first operator to reintroduce trains. On May 18, 20 Freccerossa high-speed services were added to the timetable increasing the number of daily trains to 38. These were supplemented by 16 Intercity trains. In addition, the number of regional trains was stepped up to more than 4400 trains per day, equal to 64% of the normal timetable.
Trenitalia provides passengers with a safety kit prior to boarding Frecciarossa and Frecciargento high-speed trains. The kits contain a mask, hand sanitising gel, latex gloves and disposable headrest covers.
Trenitalia is also taking the opportunity to introduce a new Frecciarossa high-speed service on June 3 linking Turin and Reggio Calabria. There will be two round trips per day.
Italo-NTV, which was only running one round trip per day between Venice and Rome during the height of the coronavirus travel restrictions, is now serving 16 Italian cities following the reinstatement of some services on May 21.
Italo-NTV is running a total of eight trains per day on the Turin - Salerno and Venice - Naples routes. More trains will be introduced on June 3, and services will be reintroduced between Bolzano, Trento, Verona, and Rome.
Enhance safety measures on Italo-NTV trains include:
- compulsory wearing of a suitable face mask covering the nose and mouth
- provision of the passenger’s name corresponding with that on a valid identity document when purchasing tickets
- frequent hand hygiene is encouraged
- seats are blocked off to guarantee social distancing between passengers, and
- temporary suspension of on-board catering.