It was presented today in Rome the Green Train 2014, in the presence of Mauro Moretti, CEO of Italian FS Group, Rossella Muroni, general director of Legambiente and Andrea Orlando, Minister for the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea.
Holder of the train is the E.402B.117 supported - as last year - by 4 coaches MDVE in a dedicated livery and a trunk type UIC-Z in XMPR livery.
From 13rd February to 27th March, the environmentalist convoy will stop in 11 cities: it departs from Palermo and then continue its journey in Cosenza, Potenza, Caserta, Rome (Termini), Pescara, Ancona. And yet Verona, Milan, Varese and concludes its campaign in Turin on 25th , 26th and 27th March. During its stages the Green Train, - thanks to the interactive exhibition hosted aboard its four coaches - will meet students, citizens and governments to promote the quality of the territories, innovation in urban centers and focus in life styles.
Italian Railway Company S.p.A. has signed a contract with the manufacturer Siemens to supply two new locomotives of the family "Vectron DC."
CFI is therefore the second Italian railway company to buy from the German house the locomotives of the series "Vectron DC" after Fuori Muro, which had already ordered two at the end of 2012.
These two locomotives, however, unlike those ordered by the Genoese railway company, will install - as standard - a 180 kW diesel engine that will allow the maneuvers in the freight yards without the aid of other shunting locomotives.
From Sunday January 26th goodbye to uncomfortable tracks number 24 and 25 in Tiburtina station. Trains FL1 Orte - Fara Sabina - Fiumicino Airport to Fiumicino Airport will use the binary 5 while those towards Fara Sabina will continue to use binary 1. So the passengers that arrive at Tiburtina will have quick access to the metro line B -B1 ( arriving before at their track and no longer having to get up to 26).
The major change for many commuters of Rome, Monterotondo and other municipalities of Lazio comes from the activation by Sunday 26th in Rome Tiburtina station of six new tracks that will alter the routes of arriving and departing trains. Six new tracks, from number 1 to number 5 and the track number 9 will be activated. Furthermore, the current track number 4 (to the north) and 5 (towards Termini) will be renamed to 6 (to the north) and 7 (to Termini).
Increased traffic capacity, better regularity of travel and higher service standards.
These are the benefits that will bring to the rail network Node of Rome the interventions to upgrade the technology for the control and management of rail traffic, whose contract was given today by the Italian Railway Network.
The speeches - the total value of EUR 120 million - provide design and installation of advanced technological systems of railway signaling that will increase the services, up to a train every 3 minutes, thanks to the increased availability of traffic offered by the infrastructure.
In particular, there will be realized the Control Automated Computerized - Multistation (ACC- M), for the management of rail traffic (lines and stations) in Rome Tiburtina - Orte, Ciampino - Colleferro, Rome Casilina - Campoleone - Nettuno.
The 13 stations managed by the network Grandi Stazioni (Bari Centrale, Bologna Centrale, Firenze S. Maria Novella, Genova Brignole, Genova Piazza Principe, Milano Centrale, Napoli Centrale, Palermo Centrale, Roma Termini, Torino Porta Nuova, Venezia Mestre, Venezia S. Lucia and Verona Porta Nuova) are today on Street view, the Google Maps service that allows you to view 360° numerous places around the world.
Through Google Maps stations are in fact visited directly from a PC or a laptop. Travelers, locals and curious can map the path in the great Terminal railway where, thanks to the collaboration between Grandi Stazioni (Group FS Italian) and the Mountain View company, you can take a virtual walk.
From 14th December, the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa (Naples) will be open even on Saturdays and Sundays. The new plan is part of the Italian State Railways Foundation, whose flagship is the very prestigious museum area, in order to increase the value of the inestimable historical, technical, engineering and industrial FS Group.
To facilitate the arrival to the Museum, from Sunday December 15th, with the entry into force of the winter train timetable, will be enhanced links with regional trains, coinciding with the arrival of the Frecce to Napoli Centrale, to ensure approximately every hour at a time, the continuation of the station Pietrarsa - San Giorgio a Cremano located opposite to the museum.
The new opening hours will be as follows: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 16 pm ( with a break for the ticket service from 13 pm to 13.30 ). On Thursday, the opening will take place by appointment only for large groups.
After Rimini and Ancona, Italo adds the missing piece to its Adriatic network and opens the store for the stop in Pesaro. The industrial district of the city, the students in the university district of Urbino and the coastal tourist traffic will thus be closer to the business capital city of Milan.
From December 15th, three pairs of trains every day experience the new link between Milan (via Reggio Emilia and Bologna), Rimini, Pesaro and Ancona to test the response of the territory in terms of satisfaction of travelers. A pair of trains will arrive in Turin.
Twenty-nine new E.464 locomotives and 150 double-deck coaches for commuters of Veneto, Liguria and Lazio.
The purchase of new locomotives and carriages is part of the Service Contracts stipulated by Trenitalia with these three regions, for a total investment of about 300 million euros.
Travelling with the regional ticket purchased online has become easier: since November, in fact, it is no longer necessary to print it.
You only need to show the ticket collector the.pdf file received on your PC, smartphone or tablet after the online purchase on the website of Trenitalia. Of course, all the data will have to be easy to read, including the particular QR code (Quick Response) necessary for the verifications.
The ticket, which continues to be personal and must be shown along with a valid identity document, obviously does not need any validation, allowing you to travel on the chosen regional train or on another departing one within the next four hours, along the same route. It can be purchased from seven days before the date of travel up to 30 minutes before departure.