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Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), is the company of the Ferrovie dello Stato Group with the public role of Infrastructure Manager. As the body responsible for the lines, stations and systems, it guarantees access to the Italian network to the various railway undertakings, performs the maintenance and ensures the safe circulation across the entire infrastructure, manages the investments for the upgrading and improvement of railways lines and installations and develops the technology of systems and materials.

At international level, RFI promotes the integration of the Italian infrastructure within the European Railway Network in coordination with EU countries in terms of quality standards, actions and service marketing strategies.

Operating lines currently stretch over 16,787 km, of which 12,022 kilometres are electrified and 7,619 are double track. There are 2,201 stations and stops for the customer service and 6 ferry systems.

Under the Bluferries brand, RFI also ensures the ferry link between Calabria and Sicily.

RFI carries out activities aimed to develop the Italian railway infrastructure, providing Italy with an efficient, safe and technologically advanced railway network and employing about 25,000 people across Italy. The Company has thus been able to develop with an organisation that is heavily focused on extensive territorial coverage.

The territorial structure represents the real operating element of the infrastructure, not only concerning the network but also the stations and the equipment used for train circulation and maintenance.

Bluferries S.r.l. (100%): the Company is wholly owned by RFI,  its core business  is ferrying passengers and wheeled vehicles over the Strait of Messina.

BluJet S.r.l. (100%)

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana was incorporated on 1 July 2001 to implement the EU Directives adopted by the Italian Government, imposing a separation between the network manager and the transport service provider.

The mission of RFI is first of all to act as the National Railway Infrastructure Manager, as set forth in the Act of Concession and on the basis of the Programme Contract, the document regulating relationships with the Government. Decree 188/2003 in particular, which governs the implementation of EU Directives in this respect, confirmed the following areas of responsibility for the Manager: 

  • ensuring the coordination and safety of railway traffic across the entire network 
  • developing the technology of systems and materials guaranteeing the full usability and constant efficiency of railways lines and infrastructures
  • investing in enhancement, technological modernisation and development of railways lines and systems
  • controlling the travelling segment surveilling employees’ health, the workplace, the services offered and the places open to customers
  • coordinating the research activities of the experimental institute on materials, products and the environment 
  • promoting the integration of the Italian infrastructure within the European Railway Network in coordination with EU countries in terms of quality standards, actions and service marketing strategies.

Board of Directors

Board Chairman: Claudia Cattani

Chief Executive Officer: Maurizio Gentile

Board member:  Maurizio Mauri 

Board member: Fabiana Lungarotti

Board member: Luciano Grazzini

Supervisory council

Chairman: Paolo Marcarelli 

Statutory auditor: Serenella Lucà

Statutory auditor: Leonardo Quagliata

Substitute statutory auditor: Maria Cristina Moretti

Substitute statutory auditor: Giuseppe La Regina

Chief Executive Officer: Maurizio Gentile

Human Resource and Organisation Department: Claudio Terzi 

Administration, Finance and Control Department: Vera Fiorani

Strategies, Planning and Sustainability Department: Gianfranco Pignatone

Purchases Department: Giuseppe Albanese

Internal Audit Department: Edgardo Ugo Stefano Greco

Legal and Company Affairs Department: Vincenzo Sica

Investment Department: Vincenzo Macello

Commercial Department: Christian Colaneri

Circulation Department: Daniele Moretti

Production Department: Valerio Giovine

Technical Department: Paola Firmi

Corporate Protection Department: Giuseppe Francesco Lamanna

Network Security and Quality: Paolo Genovesi

Research and Development: Eugenio Fedeli

Health Department: Gennaro Palma

Asset Management: Donatella Fochesato

Studies Department and Innovative Projects: Giulia Costagli

Media Relations Activity: Maurizio Gentile (ad interim)

Stations' Department: Sara Venturoni  

Share Capital: 31.525.279.633,00 Euros