is the primary operator of trains within Italy
. Trenitalia is owned by Ferrovie dello Stato
, itself owned by the Italian Government
. It was created in 2000 following the EU
directive on the deregulation
of rail transport
. Ferrovie dello Stato became a holding company which controls Trenitalia (trains), Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Trenitalia offers transport around Italy (including service in Sicily
and the ferries from mainland to the two islands, which are operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
), and also connects to Austria
, and Switzerland
. The company operates the ETR 500
high-speed train and is a partner in the Cisalpino
Italy - Germany - Switzerland link.
It operates the Eurostar Italia
trains, which offer Pendolino intercity
service, operating regularly between the major cities, with Roma Termini
acting as the hub of the operation. There are also "normal" intercity trains, which operate between both the smaller and the larger cities. They also operate the night trains between Rome
), between Milan and Naples
, and a service south into Sicily. Trenitalia also operates the regional network and certain aspects of the international operations.
Furthermore, it holds a 51% stake in TX Logistik AG, the biggest private German freight company (which also operates in Austria, Switzerland and Sweden).
High speed lines
In 2008 high-speed rail
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