Italy: New High Speed Rail Services Improve Integration Between Rail and Air Travel

Three new Trenitalia Frecciarossa services have begun this week, providing direct connections between Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and the Napoli Centrale and Afragola stations.

CAF wins maintenance contract for Italy's high-speed ETR500 Frecciarossa fleet
Italy’s high-speed ETR500 Frecciarossa fleet

These make travel between the airport and Padua, Bologna, Florence and Rome much easier by connecting the destinations to the direct Leonardo Express routes between Fiumicino and Roma Termini and to the FL1 Fiumicino Airport – Rome – Orte line regional connections.

Two services offer travel to and from Naples, while one departs from Florence, adding to the Frecce (Frecciargento) to and from Venice.

The new services, which were commissioned on 11 July, are the outcome of a sustainable mobility agreement signed in March by FS Italiane and Aeroporti di Roma.

They were introduced to improve integration between rail and air travel via high-speed connections between the capital and southern Italy. The timetables were developed to link high-speed rail travel services with the arrival and departure of international flights.

This same agreement also aims to introduce passenger and baggage check-in at departure railway stations via coordination with France’s National School of Civil Aviation, ENAC.

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