Linate Airport closure: more Frecciarossa trains between Milan and Rome, with more stops made at Rogoredo

Milan, 25 July 2019

The number of trains linking the main stations in Milan (Centrale, Porta Garibaldi and Rogoredo) and Rome (Termini and Tiburtina) has increased. There will be more trains stopping at Milan Rogoredo with greater customer assistance and more information for all passengers.

That is what Trenitalia has laid on from 28 July for the three months when Milan Linate, a crucial airport hub, is closed. The changes will mean that there will be more extensive and wide-ranging connections between Milan and Rome, with a 55% increase (compared with August 2018) in the number of trains and over 15,000 seats available a day. As part of this, the role played by Milan Rogoredo station will also be enhanced, with 50 Frecciarossa trains stopping there, fourteen more than the winter 2018-2019 timetable.

Customer care services have also been introduced: the capacity of the Sala Freccia lounge at Milan Rogoredo has been increased to 25 places, and will stay open longer (from 6am to 9:30pm, to use it you just have to be a CartaFRECCIA card holder) and new self-service facilities have been installed. Additionally, the option of changing tickets until a few minutes before departure will be provided in the main Milan stations, thanks to passenger information and assistance desks on days with greater traffic volumes, and at rush hour.

This means that the needs of an additional 100,000 people approximately will be met: that is the number that it is estimated will opt to travel with Trenitalia during the closure of Milan Linate airport.

The Frecciarossa 1000, Trenitalia’s front-line train and the fastest one in Europe, is the first high-speed train to have obtained the certificate of environmental impact (EPD) and is built nearly entirely from recycled material that can also be reused, as well as using less water and electricity. Built in line with international Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs), the Frecciarossa 1000 provides comfort and services to everybody who chooses Trenitalia’s high-speed trains for their journeys.