Investing in regional rail transport—an opportunity for Italian regions and for the country

The results of the study carried out by The European House - Ambrosetti together with FS Italiane are presented  

9 September 2019

This year, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane commissioned The European House - Ambrosetti to carry out research on regional rail transport. The study aims to outline the current status of rail transport in Italian regions as well as to provide an overview of the actual contribution that investments in the sector make to Italy’s economy.

To this end, the impact of investments planned for regional transport in the 2019-2023 five-year period were estimated for 6 sample regions (Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Liguria, Puglia and Veneto) and for the Italian system, finding:

  • A 2.1% contribution to the growth of Italian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with 540,000 new jobs from 2019 to 2023;
  • Savings of €1.2 billion in external costs;
  • 188 million kilograms of CO2 not emitted into the atmosphere in 2023;
  • An increase in tourism spending of 1.2 billion.

These are the positive effects of FS Group’s investments in Italian regional rail transport over the next five years, as underlined by the study Investing in Regional Rail Transport:  an opportunity for Italian regions and for the country led by The European House - Ambrosetti in collaboration with FS Italiane, and presented at the 45th edition of the annual Cernobbio Forum (Como).