The Made in Italy railway transport continues its expansion throughout Europe. Trenitalia is in fact ready to land first in France and later also in Spain: in the first case the service with the super-fast Frecciarossa 1000 trains between Milan and Paris is about to start, while in the second at the end of next year the new company Iryo del Gruppo Fs will operate by linking together the major cities of the country. A further step with which the Italian company aims to establish itself on our continent, considering its already consolidated presence in the UK, Germany and Greece.
As reported by La Stampa today on newsstands, the landing of Trenitalia first in France and then in Spain will not be to the detriment of Italy given that the necessary trains they were acquired with specific orders. Returning to our home and therefore to Italy, it should be noted that the rhythms of the high-speed railway activity are still far from those prior to the Coronavirus pandemic: the winter timetable that will come into force from next December 12 provides that superfast connections will be 230 against 300 two years ago, and this not because there are no trains but because a market share continues to be lacking (for now we travel less than we did before Covid). Final comment on regional trains: the new plan provides for 6,800 daily connections, with a fleet already renewed at 50% that will benefit in 2022 from the arrival of 105 new trains that will consume 30%.