ITALIAN Railways has launched a national programme to refurbish and modernise around 2 500 stations across its entire network. FS says the aim is not just a renovation, but a ’veritable revolution’ in ambience and the quality of passenger service provided. Many stations will be rebuilt to improve interchange between rail services and local public transport. ’We are looking to provide attractive, clean and functional stations for the millions of passengers who pass through our premises each day’, said an FS spokesman.