More trains, more seats, more stops.
Italy’s state railway service Trenitalia has announced a boost to services – including to and from Milan – starting on 18 December.
On the strategic Milan-Rome stretch, the high-speed Frecciarossa trains will increase from 101 to 104 daily, bringing the number of passengers up to 54,000. Trains will run on this line from 05.20 until midnight every day.
New stops will be introduced at Rogoredo and Reggio Emilia for the stopping trains, while the non-stop Rome-Milan connection (or trains stopping only briefly in Bologna) will be increased to 56, covering the stretch in under three hours. So passengers will be able to be in Rome by 08.29 in time for a whole day of work or tourism.
And the Frecciarossa service between Genoa, Milan and Venice will increase from 46 to 48 connections daily, providing guaranteed seats for 26.000.
Another two trains will be added to the Turin-Milan-Adriatic coast line, reaching south as far as Lecce in Puglia, on the heel of the Italian boot, bringing the daily total up to 24.
Announcing the new services, Trenitalia also reminded travellers that there is a wide range of special offers for passengers visiting museums or concerts, with discounts on combined tickets. And the free onboard Wi-fi is being improved and boosted, and should be available with faster internet connection on all Frecciarossa high-speed trains in the course of 2019.