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  • Torino city transport operator GTT has finalised a framework agreement for Hitachi Rail to supply up to 70 trams.
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    Torino looks to the future with Hitachi Rail tram order

    2020-05-18T08:45:00Z

    ITALY: ‘This is great news that bring us into the future’, said GTT Chief Executive Giovanni Foti, announcing that the Torino city transport operator had finalised a framework agreement for Hitachi Rail to supply up to 70 trams, with a firm order for an initial 30 vehicles. ...

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    FER awards level crossing upgrading contract

    2020-04-30T06:00:00Z

    ITALY: Ferrovie Emilia Romagna has awarded WEGH Group a contract to supply a further 300 Type TD96/2 level crossing barrier machines.

  • Infrastructure fund manager F2i SGR and Ania, the National Association of Insurance Companies, have announced the acquisition of a 92·5% stake in independent freight operator Compagnia Ferroviaria Italiana. T
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    Infrastructure investment fund acquires Italian freight operator CFI

    2020-04-21T08:58:00Z

    ITALY: Infrastructure fund manager F2i SGR and Ania, the National Association of Insurance Companies, have announced the acquisition of a 92·5% stake in independent freight operator Compagnia Ferroviaria Italiana. The remaining 7·5% is held by founding shareholder Giacomo Di Patrizi, who remains as CEO. CFI was ...

  • DB Schenker has organised the transport of several hundred tonnes of pasta by rail from Italy to Germany,
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    Short-notice spaghetti trains organised to get pasta across the Alps

    2020-04-06T08:25:00Z

    Source: DB Schenker EUROPE: DB Schenker has organised the transport of several hundred tonnes of pasta by rail from Italy to Germany, enabling 650 Aldi supermarkets to replenish supplies which had been depleted by customers stocking up during the coronavirus pandemic. The first delivery included ...

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    Italian cross-border traffic restricted

    2020-03-13T16:25:00Z

    ETR610 Pendolino trainsets are used on cross-border services to and from Switzerland. EUROPE: Following the introduction of widespread travel restrictions across Italy, Swiss Federal Railways’ services from Genève and Zürich to Venezia have been cut back to Milano. With effect from Thursday March 12 some Zürich ...

  • Hupac said it supports the requests made in the open letter
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    Intermodal sector calls for ‘fast, lean, pragmatic’ measures to safeguard rail freight in the coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-12T14:26:00Z

    EUROPE: A group of organisations involved in the intermodal freight sector have published an open letter to European and Italian institutions emphasising the importance of acting in a ‘fast, lean, pragmatic way’ to safeguard rail transport as a strategic asset for the economy during the coronavirus outbreak. ...

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    SmartRail Europe attracts global rail professionals

    2020-02-19T10:47:00Z

    EVENTS: A cross-section of Europe’s most senior rail professionals will come together in Roma in May at SmartRail Europe, a bespoke conference organised by Railway Gazette Events and supported by Italian national infrastructure manager RFI and the European Union research body Shift2Rail. SmartRail Europe features a ...

  • Lodi derailment (Photo: Polizia di Stato)
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    Frecciarossa 1000 derails at high speed

    2020-02-10T14:47:00Z

    Source: Polizia di Stato ITALY: There are clearly many questions to be answered about the co-ordination of signalling and infrastructure maintenance processes, following the high speed derailment of a Trenitalia Frecciarossa 1000 trainset at Livraga, south of Lodi, on February 6. This was only the second ...

  • Evidence that high speed rail competes effectively against air came was presented to Terrapinn’s World Rail festival in Amsterdam by Serafino Lo Piano, Head of Sales, Long-Distance Rail, at Trenitalia.
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    High speed rail wins market share

    2020-01-08T14:30:00Z

    ITALY: Evidence that high speed rail competes effectively against air was presented to Terrapinn’s World Rail Festival in Amsterdam by Serafino Lo Piano, Head of Sales, Long-Distance Rail, at Trenitalia. Since the launch of the Frecciarossa brand 10 years ago, he said, rail’s share of the ...

  • he TriesteRailPort project to enhance rail facilities at the Port of Trieste is to be financed with a €39m loan signed by the European Investment Bank on December 20 as well as €6·5m from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility.
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    TriesteRailPort project allocated European funding

    2020-01-08T06:00:00Z

    ITALY: The TriesteRailPort project to enhance rail facilities at the Port of Trieste is to be financed with a €39m loan signed by the European Investment Bank on December 20 as well as €6·5m from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility. Trieste handles more than 10% of ...