#Italo Plans Changes to Train Timetable

ITALO: 116 CONNECTIONS PER DAY WITH THE TIME CHANGE OF 12 DECEMBER

Rome, November 17, 2021. Italo is preparing to change the train timetable, which will take effect from next December 12. Important news, both relating to the network and to the frequencies, always in full compliance with the anti-covid rules and procedures . Italo makes available to passengers and employees all the safety measures necessary to face the journey in peace, always recommending the utmost caution and accompanying its travelers throughout Italy in this restart phase. Indeed, Italo is the first railway company in the world to have installed HEPA filters on board its trains (the same as for airplanes), ensuring a constant air exchange in each carriage.

The daily services will thus become 116 , compared to 104 today.

The first novelty concerns the arrival of Italo in Genoa : the Ligurian city thus enters the network of the company, which has been studying this area rich in demand for some time. Genoa will thus be connected to Milan , Rome and Naples , with 2 daily NO STOP services , offering a new way of traveling to Ligurian citizens. There will be a departure from Genova Brignole station at 6:08 , from Genova Piazza Principe at 6:14 , arriving in Milano Centrale at 8:05 , Milano Rogoredo at 8:24, to Roma Termini at 11:25 , Naples Afragola 12:37 ein Napoli Centrale at 12:53 . To travel to Genoa , on the other hand, Italo will provide a connection that will depart from Napoli Centrale at 16:20 , from Roma Termini at 18:05 , from Milano Rogoredo at 21:05, from Milano Centrale at 21:30 to get to Genova Piazza Principe at 11:09 pm and Genova Brignole at 11:18 pm .

Another significant change is that relating to the start-up of services between Udine and Milan . Along the North East crossroads (Venice-Milan) daily journeys will be increased from 14 to 16 and 2 of these extended to Treviso, Conegliano, Pordenone and Udine . There will be an Italo departing from Udine at 7:16 am arriving in Venice Mestre at 8:55 am and in Milan Central at 11:25 am , while from Milan it will be possible to leave at 5:35 pm to reach Mestre at 7:50 pm and Udine at 9 pm. : 40. This is an important novelty for Friulian citizens, who will have the opportunity to travel with Italo to and from Milan without intermediate changes. A territory that has already given great satisfaction to the company, when the connections to and from Rome were started, and on which Italo has decided to focus in this restart phase, extending the train departing at 7.27 to Rome and Naples to Salerno. , which will thus arrive in Salerno at 15:30.

The remaining 14 services on the Venice-Milan line have been confirmed, optimizing departure times and strengthening the presence of Italo sul Garda, in fact the connections on Desenzano go from 7 to 9 and those on Peschiera remain confirmed.

Then there is the offer of NO STOP services between Rome and Milan , with 32 daily trips (one every hour with reinforcements during peak hours) . New is the extension to Caserta of 2 of these trains : it will be possible to leave the city of Campania at 6:45 am, arriving in Rome Termini at 7:50 am, in Bologna at 10:08 am and in Milan at 11:15 am ; from Milan instead you can leave at 5.15pm with arrival at Roma Termini at 8.45pm and Caserta at 9.48pm .

Along the Turin / Milan-Naples / Salerno route , Italo confirms the 26 services per day (one every hour) by inserting hourly changes aimed at satisfying the needs of travelers. To give some examples, on the North-South axis there will be a new arrival in Naples at 10:43 am with departure from Milan at 5:40 am and from Rome Termini at 9:30 am, while from South to North a new arrival will be introduced. new departure from Naples at 6:20 with arrival in Roma Termini at 07:30, in Milan Central at 11:20 and Turin Porta Nuova at 12:40.

News then concern the Veneto, specifically the connections between Venice and the capital , some of which extended to Naples and Salerno . Daily trips will become 20, compared to 14 today . Of these 6 new connections there will be 3 from Venice to the South (at 8:05 with arrival in Roma Termini at 12:05; at 14:05 with arrival at Termini at 18:05 and in Naples at 19:28; at 17: 05 with arrival in Rome at 21:05 and Naples at 22:28) and another 3 from Rome to Venice (at 05:55 with arrival in Venice at 9:55; at 8:55 with arrival in Venice at 12:55; at 12:55 with arrival in Venice at 16:55). In addition, there will be a new extension on Naplesthanks to the departure from the city of Campania in the morning at 6:10 am and arriving in Venice at 11:55 am. An important strengthening along a strategic line for Italo , which consequently will lead to an increase in the stops in the cities of Ferrara (from 9 to 14 services per day) and Rovigo (from 5 to 6 per day).

Also in Veneto, the Italo offer on Verona has been confirmed , with 10 daily connections .

Then there is a lot of South in the Italo strategy , which in the last year and a half has considerably expanded the network to the South, introducing numerous new stops. The daily services to Puglia will go from 4 to 6 : new departure from Roma Termini at 7:45 am with arrival in Bari at 12:05 and another from Bari at 17:50 with arrival in Roma Termini at 10:15 pm . The offer has been confirmed on the remaining 4 connections with some hourly improvements, on the North South flow departure from Turin at 6:25, from Milan at 7:40 with arrival in Bari at 16:10 and departure from Turin at 12:20, Milan at 13:40 with arrival in Bari at 22:05. On the South North flow, on the other hand, there will be a departure from Bari at 6:50 am arriving in Milan at 3:20 pm and in Turin at 4:40 pm and another from Bari at 1:00 pm with arrival in Milan at 9:20 pm and in Turin at 22:40. The connections on this route have been confirmed with the stations of Caserta , Benevento , Foggia , Barletta , Trani , Bisceglie and Molfetta .

The races also increase for Calabria , from 4 to 6 per day . A new departure from Rome Termini at 6:00 with arrival in Reggio Calabria at 12:07 and a new connection with departure from Reggio Calabria at 17:25 with arrival at 23:30 in Rome Termini . The connections on this route have been confirmed with the stations of Agropoli Castellabate , Vallo della Lucania , Sapri , Maratea , Scalea , Paola , Lamezia Terme , Vibo-Pizzo , Rosarno and Villa San Giovanni .

The Napoli Afragola station is growing, which starting from 12 December will be served by 30 connections compared to the current 18. New departures from Afragola to Rome and Milan, strengthening above all the morning and mid-day bands and new connections also on the north-south flow with reinforcements throughout the day but especially in the afternoon with arrivals from Milan and Rome to Afragola.

A season full of Italo- branded innovations , with new frequencies and new territories to relaunch the sector and guide the restart, always keeping the attention on the anti-covid security required by the current period. The company continues to invest to ensure safe journeys, adopting every preventive measure on board trains and in stations.

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