FS Italiane: Trenitalia’s first Rock train for Lazio is here

It is the first of 72 new trains set to reach the region by 2024

Rome, 2 July 2020 

Delivered to the Lazio Region was the first of 72 new Trenitalia (FS Italiane Group) trains that will guarantee the total renewal of the regional fleet by 2024. With 602 seats, the new Rock train is spacious, environmentally friendly and set to hit the FL1 (Orte — Roma — Fiumicino Airport) and FL3 lines (Roma — Cesano/Viterbo).

The handover ceremony in Roma Termini was attended by Nicola Zingaretti, President of the Lazio Region, Mauro Alessandri, Councillor for Public Works and Mobility for the Lazio Region, Gianfranco Battisti, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Orazio Iacono, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Trenitalia, and Sabrina De Filippis, Trenitalia’s Regional Passenger Division Director.

More comfortable and even quicker

In Lazio, 13% of people opt for the train for their journeys. With about 350 thousand travellers per day, it is the second Italian region in terms of transported passengers. The more capacious and comfortable new trains will significantly increase seating numbers by up to 53% compared with previous trains.

Rock, the Train with a Green Heart

Not only roomy but also environmentally friendly. Indeed, the new locomotives are sustainable and recyclable. Not only is consumption is reduced by 30% compared to previous trains, they are also up to 97% recyclable. In addition, up to 18 bicycles can be transported within. 

The new Trenitalia App

Of late, Trenitalia has introduced an app that shows– thanks to the digital counter – the number of available seats aboard regional trains in real time. An algorithm displays the attendance trends aboard the train via three different colours (red, yellow, green) until purchases are no longer possible due to seats being sold out. The new function protects the people’s health throughout this stage of the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency and to helps people select the regional train on which to travel.