The FS Italiane Group is at the centre of the country’s mobility system, playing a key role in Italy’s relaunch and development with a view to integrating diverse infrastructure and modes of transport, all in the pursuit of sustainability.
With more than 82,000 employees, over 10,000 trains per day, 1 billion train and bus passengers per year and 45 million tonnes of freight annually, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane is a leader in passenger and freight transport by rail.
The railway network operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana extends 16,800 kilometres, of which some 700 kilometres are dedicated to High Speed services. The Group also operates a road network of around 32,000 kilometres. The context of reference and the significant trends at an international level require a strong discontinuity and the definition of a 10-year strategy, able to look at new works in their entire cycle – from design to realisation.
The ten-year horizon will enable the Group to meet the major challenges that await it, starting with a new and different demand for passenger mobility and an efficient logistics chain to support the modal shift in favour of rail.
In addition, the Group’s activities must face a context of rising inflation, the development and recovery of specific professional skills, increasingly extreme weather events that emphasise the relevance of environmental sustainability plus infrastructure maintenance and resilience, along with the growing role of digital and connectedness in infrastructure.
Redefining the governance and reviewing the organisation of the FS Group are prerequisites for achieving the challenging goals that Ferrovie dello Stato has set for itself. The new organisational structure shall enhance the potential of the various Group companies and their synergies.
The four new business units will be homogeneous in terms of their mission and objectives. They will play a crucial role in developing an increasingly-integrated and sustainable infrastructure and mobility system for the benefit of the country. In order to proceed along this pathway, a revision of the regulatory framework, consistent with the Group’s objectives, is crucial. The holding company shall perform the function of policy, coordination, strategic and financial control over the parent companies of the sector, which will in turn carry out a coordinating and operational control function over the companies belonging to the unit. The four operational units interact with a new International Directorate, tasked with coordinating all the Group’s foreign activities.
The complete expression of the full potential of the four units will be realised through specific enabling factors such as digital innovation, with its ability to connect people and freight, along with our people, as bearers of ever-increasing talent, excellence and skills.
Energy and ecological transition, along with an international presence, are concepts that will accompany the entire growth path of the new Group structure until 2031 under the new Industrial Plan.