Ferrovie dello Stato and Italo boost Milan-Rome service

Milan gets more passenger trains.

The winter timetable which came into effect on13 December has brought Christmas presents for long-distance travellers to and from Milan.

Trenitalia, the passenger service of the Ferrovie dello Stato state railway system, has added four Frecciarossa high-speed connections with Rome. Two will make an intermediate stop in Bologna, while two will proceed past Rome to Naples.

This brings the daily runs between Milan and Rome up to 86 per day in both directions. New non-stop runs between the two cities have been added, departing at 20.00 in each direction. And two new runs have been added between Milan and Arezzo, timed to provide a one-day return trip.

Italo, the private service which started up in 2012 to compete with FS, has moved its Milan terminal from Porta Garibaldi to Milano Centrale, strongly improving its connections across the city.

At the same time, the daily runs to and from Rome Termini station will now number 40, or one every half-hour, including non-stop trips taking only 2 hours 55 minutes.

The new schedules will be in operation until 11 June 2016.