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The new tram station at the Careggi hospital

Florence unveils new tram line (Drone video)

FLORENCE, ITALY – The city of Florence unveiled a new tram line from the central rail station to the Careggi Hospital. The first line was opened in 2010 to link the central station with the neighboring comune of Scandicci. The two lines are now a unique link from Scandicci to Careggi.

“It’s an unforgettable day,” said Mayor Dario Nardella, who said it had set a record in being built in under four years. Thousands of people attended the inauguration.

The Florence tramway network is an important part of the public transport network of Florence, Italy. It consists of one operational light rail line; a new line is currently under construction to link the city center with the airport. Some moths in late, it scheduled to open to the end of 2018.

The current network operator is GEST (Gestione Servizio tramviario), a public company owned by ATAF (49%) and RATPdev (51%), subsidiary of the French RATP.

The new EVO train by Italo

High speed operator Italo accepts takeover bid

The shareholders of Italo-NTV have accepted a 1.98-billion-euro offer to buy 100% of the capital of the private Italian rail operator from American fund Global Infrastructure Partners.

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Frecciarossa to link Perugia and Milan

High-speed train between Perugia and Milan

Trenitalia is to introduce the first direct high-speed train link between Perugia and Milan, Trenitalia confirmed this week.

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New railway pass for senior travellers

New rail pass designed for senior travellers

New rail pass products designed especially for senior travellers launched as part of innovative European Commission project.

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Expo Express

#Expo2015 train station inaugurated in Milan

An official Milan Expo 2015 train station was inaugurated in a ceremony on Friday March, 6, 2015.

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Italian railways

Sabotage disrupts Italian rail services

Rail services in several parts of Italy suffered disruption and delays after an arson attack on systems near to Bologna’s Santa Viola station Tuesday December 23, 2014.

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Treni veloci da Firenze a Fiumicino

Hi-speed rail links Fiumicino airport and Florence

High-speed trains from Florence and other 3 major northern Italian cities will connect to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci international airport.

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Train and taxi together for tourists in Florence

Taxi and train in FlorenceAn efficient integration between the train and one of the major elements of a national transportation system is the result of an agreement between Trenitalia and the taxi company Florentine SOCOTA thanks to Florence Convention Bureau, which favored the meeting between the two companies.

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Trenitalia, e-tickets for Italian rail journeys

FrecciarossaTrain travel in Italy is made easy with ACP Rail’s newest addition to its global rail offering, which now includes e-tickets for Italian rail journeys with Italy’s national railroad, “Trenitalia.” With so many popular cities of interest, visitors can make the most of their Italian experience by enjoying Trenitalia’s extensive rail network, complete with comfortable trains and stunning views.

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Trenitalia, mini-offer with the best price

FrecciabiancaWith the “Mini-offer” you get the best price, only 9 € to travel in all Italian cities, for the day and service selected, for both 1st and 2nd class or service level Business, Premium and Standard. The Mini rate applies to travel on AV, ES, Frecciabianca, Espressi, ICN, IC, couchette or sleeping carriage services. Excelsior and Excelsior E4 and Executive service level are excluded.

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