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THE president of the Sicilian Region, Mr Sebastiano Musumeci, signed a €1.6bn contract with Mr Orazio Iacono, managing director of Trenitalia, covering the operation of passenger services on the Italian…
TENDERS are to be invited later this year with a view to starting construction of a €400m rail link to Venice Marco Polo Airport.
THE proposed alignment for the first light rail line in Bolzano, Italy, was presented on April 23 by Mr Willi Huesler, the consultant appointed by the municipality to study the…
THE first Rock double-deck regional EMU for Trenitalia was officially unveiled at a ceremony at the Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) plant in Pistoia on April 18 in the presence of…
TRENORD, the joint venture between North Milan Railways (FNM) and Trenitalia which operates regional services in the Italian region of Lombardy has unveiled plans to refurbish 33% of its rolling…
ITALIAN State Railways (FS) rail freight subsidiary Mercitalia has unveiled plans to launch high-speed rail freight services in a bid to gain a share of the market for high-value time-sensitive…
THE European Commission (EC) has approved the acquisition of Italian open-access high-speed operator Italo-NTV by the US-based Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) III equity fund.
A cooperation agreement for the financing, design and construction of a two-line tram network in Brescia was signed on March 29 by the city’s mayor Mr Emilio Del Bono, Italian…
TRENITALIA has exercised four options with Alstom worth a total of around €330m for 54 additional Pop regional EMUs.
THELLO, the French subsidiary of Trenitalia, has announced plans to launch high-speed services in France in direct competition with French National Railways (SNCF).
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