Rome, 27 February 2018
Tomorrow, 28th February, 80% service is assured for high-speed trains on the Naples – Rome – Milan route and 70% on Lazio local journeys.
Refunds for national trains may be requested by completing the relevant form on the Trenitalia website.
According to the weather bulletin issued by the Civil Defence body, a serious state of emergency remains regarding ice in the area and in the Rome rail hub.
Tomorrow, 28th February, 80% service will be guaranteed for high-speed trains; the Railway companies will, through their communication channels, advise their customers of cancelled journeys and alternative travel solutions.
In terms of local transport, the percentage of Lazio services running will rise from 50% to 70%.
The reduction in service is necessary, given the forecasts for a large drop in temperature, to enable a more restricted use of the infrastructure which can ensure its greater and continuous efficiency, especially in the Rome Termini and Rome hub centres.
Throughout the course of tomorrow, RFI will publish updates on the ongoing situation and the measures planned for the following days, depending on changes in the weather.
As of 11.00, the minor emergency snow plan is active on the Foggia – Bari, Bari – Taranto and Foggia – Termoli lines.
The assistance desk in Bari Centrale will have extra manpower for the evening rush hour. Information also available on-board local trains.
The running of local Lazio trains is going ahead in accordance with what was determined and communicated yesterday afternoon, with the service reduced by about 50%, as specified in the RFI plan for serious snow and ice emergencies. On the Rome – Formia – Naples route, traffic rapidly slowed down this morning due to the heavy snowfall that affected the area and the railway hub in Naples.
It became necessary to implement the reduction determined by the plan due to the weather forecasts issued by the Civil Defence body regarding a substantial temperature reduction; the plan provides for a restricted use of the infrastructure, thus ensuring greater and continuous efficiency, especially at the Rome Termini and Rome hub centres.
This is the current line-by-line situation:
There may be further alterations to the availability of rail services depending on changes to weather conditions. RFI and Trenitalia’s snow and ice plans remain active.
Rail traffic is gradually being resumed at the Naples rail hub. It was this morning impacted by the difficult weather conditions and snowfalls which have affected the city.
For rail journeys which cross the Neapolitan area, restrictions to normal service are in place. Up to about 14 long distance direct trains, coming from Salerno and beyond, will not go into Naples Central, stopping instead at Villa Literno, from where passengers will be able to reach the Neapolitan capital by local trains.
At the Rome hub it has been confirmed that the rail services available will be in accordance with the timetable announced and communicated yesterday, with 80% of high speed trains running and 50% of local Lazio trains.
For the whole day, high speed trains coming from or going to Naples, Salerno and beyond, and for which Rome Termini is not therefore the terminus, will not go into Termini, instead halting at Rome Tiburtina to allow passengers to disembark and exit.
Rail services are at the moment subject to long delays at the Naples hub, because of a deterioration of weather conditions and the heavy snowfalls currently occurring.
In accordance with the emergency status for the snow and ice plans, high speed services between Naples and Rome have been reduced. Local services in Campania are also greatly reduced.
At the Rome hub, it has been confirmed that rail services are running in accordance with the plan, at 80% for high speed trains and 50% for local Lazio trains.
Assistance points have been increased at all the main metropolitan hubs.