The new Mercitalia Fast service of the Mercitalia Polo (FS Italian Group) was presented today at the Mercitalia Terminal of the FS Cargo Maddaloni-Marcianise in Caserta.
In the presence of the Minister for Economic Development, Labor and Social Policies, the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the FS Italian Group and the Mercitalia CEO, was presented the first cargo service in the world on the Italian High Speed/High Capacity network.
As we have said in recent days, the goods are going to travel aboard the ETR 500 M 01 (12 wagons for a transport capacity equivalent to 18 lorries) specially equipped for the transport of roll containers, easy and quick to load, download and stow. The service will be operational on the Caserta - Bologna line and vice versa, from the Caserta Marcianise and Bologna Interporto terminals.
Meanwhile, there are communications about the periodicity of the service, which is going to be from Monday to Friday in both directions, with the service suspended on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
It is also confirmed that, if the service itself were to succeed, it would be replicated on other lines in addition to the initial one that, for the record, will start on November 7th.
From Wednesday 7 November, therefore, the new freight service managed by the Mercitalia Polo connects - using the Italian High Speed/High Capacity network - every day (from Monday to Friday), in 3 hours and 30 minutes, the Mercitalia Terminal of Maddaloni- Marcianise (Caserta), the natural logistic gateway to the South of the country, with the Bologna Interporto, one of the most important logistics hubs in Northern Italy.