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  • Traxx_Locomotives_Polo_Mercitalia

    Mercitalia orders electric locos


    ITALY: Mercitalia has ordered a further 20 Alstom Traxx DC3 electric locomotives for delivery in 2024. The firm order announced on September 20 has been placed using an option on a December 2017 contract for 40 locos, all of which have now been delivered. The locos ...

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    Trenitalia and Hitachi sing the Blues


    INNOTRANS: Hitachi Rail and Trenitalia unveiled a tri-mode regional multiple-unit in Berlin on September 21 which is branded ‘Blues’ in keeping with the national operator’s musically-themed fleet designations.

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    Genova metro expansion


    ITALY: Genova municipality has approved plans for a 3 km western branch of the metro with four stations. This is to branch off the existing line at Dinegro and run west to Fiumara with three intermediate stations, including an interchange with the rail network at Sampierdarena. The ...

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    Italy: Accelerating the national rail investment programme


    Managing Director of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Vera Fiorani  and Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Infrastructure & Sustainable Mobility, have confirmed plans to meet sustainability targets and accelerate investment in railway infrastructure as part of Italy’s post-Covid economic recovery programme. Christian Scasso  reports.

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    Metro Report International

    Roma narrow gauge line to be rebuilt


    ITALY: Modernisation and extension of Roma’s Termini – Giardinetti light rail line including rebuilding from narrow to standard gauge is set to begin next year, with the route to be branded as Line G.

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    High speed operator deploys white label ticketing platform


    ITALY: Trainline’s B2B arm Trainline Partner Solutions has supplied open access high speed train operator Italo with an online multi-modal ticket platform enabling passengers to book travel to destinations beyond the 60 stations that it currently serves. It launched July 21, adding tickets for Italbus buses ...

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    Trenord introduces ‘buy now pay later’ option


    ITALY: Lombardia regional passenger operator Trenord has introduced ‘buy now pay later’ functionality for ticket purchase made online at or through its Trenord app, thanks to a partnership with Milano-based payments company Scalapay. Passengers using regional trains or the premium Malpensa Express services who book ...

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    Metro Report International

    Gragnano light rail plan agreed


    ITALY: Local municipalities have agreed to develop a 4 km light rail line to connect Gragnano with the terminus of Trenitalia’s Napoli suburban service at Castellammare di Stabia, east of Sorrento. Costed at €33m, the project would make use of a disused railway alignment, which was ...

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    Roma ring service restarts after 32 years


    ITALY:·Regular passenger services on the 7 km Valle Aurelia to Vigna Clara section of Roma’s orbital ring railway began running with the summer timetable on June 13, 32 years after a service was provided for eight days during the Italia 90 FIFA World Cup. There are ...

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    GTS Rail targets Iberia


    ITALY: GTS Rail has announced a €74m order for Alstom to supply 20 Traxx DC3 locomotives, which will take its fleet to 48 locos, and has said it is looking to enter the Spanish and Portuguese freight markets. GTS Iberia has been established to develop new ...

  • Impression of a Sunweb and European Sleeper train in the Alps

    Sunweb and European Sleeper plan holiday trains to the Alps and coast


    EUROPE: Dutch package holiday company Sunweb Group and night train start-up European Sleeper have announced a partnership to offer overnight trains from the Netherlands and Belgium to tourist destinations in France. The companies said their aim is to make ‘sustainable and relaxed’ rail travel more attractive ...

  • RFI has awarded four geographical contracts totalling €2·7bn for the deployment of ERTMS on 4 220 km of line.

    RFI awards €2·7bn of ERTMS contracts


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has awarded four geographical contracts totalling €2·7bn for the deployment of ERTMS on 4 220 km of line. The programme is being financed by the National Plan for Recovery & Resilience, and is in addition to a €500m contract previously awarded to Hitachi ...

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    Sustainable development priority in FS Group’s €190bn 10-year business plan


    ITALY: New organisational and governance structures and a focus on sustainability are the centrepieces of a €190bn business plan for 2022-31 unveiled by national railway FS Group.

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    Italian metro and tram projects allocated funding


    ITALY: The national government has allocated a total of €4·7bn from the 2022 national budget to fund metro construction in Milano, Napoli, Torino, Genova and Roma, and tram projects in Roma. In Milano, €180m has been allocated for the western extension of metro Line 1 from ...

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    SmartRail Europe brings industry leaders to Roma


    ITALY: Industry leaders will gather at SmartRail Europe in Roma in June to learn about the latest innovations and challenges facing the rail sector across the continent.

  • South Tirol STA Alstom Coradia Stream impression

    South Tirol opts for Coradia Stream instead of Talent EMUs


    ITALY: South Tirol transport authority STA has modified its order for multi-system electric multiple-units, with Alstom now to supply eight Coradia Stream units instead of the seven Talent 3 sets originally envisaged. In May 2019 STA awarded Bombardier Transportation a €65·8m contract to supply seven 3 ...

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    Agatha trainset enters service in Catania


    ITALY: The first CT1 Agatha trainset produced by Titagarh Firema for the Catania metro entered revenue service on April 1. Styled by Pininfarina, the two-car units have been branded Agatha, after the city’s locally-born patron saint who is invoked against eruptions of ...

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    RFI endorses northern link to Riva del Garda


    ITALY: An assessment by infrastructure manager RFI commissioned last year by the Trentino-South Tirol region has backed the idea of building a railway from Rovereto to Riva del Garda as ‘technically and economically feasible’.

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    RFI awards €500m ERTMS framework agreement


    ITALY: Infrastructure manager RFI has awarded a partnership of Hitachi Rail, Alstom Ferroviaria and Ceit a €500m framework agreement to design and deploy ERTMS in Sicily (480 km), Umbria (150 km) and on the Roccasecca – Avezzano line (80 km).

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    State aid for Italy’s long-distance train operators approved


    ITALY: The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €687m Italian government package intended to compensate operators of commercial long-distance passenger rail services for the impact of the coronavirus pandemic over the period between July 1 2020 and April 3 2021. The decision ...