Ancona, 8 October 2021
From mid-June to mid-September, more than 1,200,000 passengers chose regional trains to reach or travel around Le Marche.
The Infinite Beauty is back in the foreground for the Trenitalia (FS Italiane Group) summer of 2021, as appreciation grows for the tourist revitalisation activities promoted to reach the most beautiful places of Le Marche.
Marche Line services circulated every weekend until 12 September, having been re-proposed and enhanced in its third edition for the summer of 2021 to facilitate and encourage travel to the Riviera Marchigiana, with growing public approval. The mobility of the tourism initiative grew by 30% compared to 2020, counting some 10,000 passengers. The Marche Line service (Piacenza–S.Benedetto del Tronto and back, with intermediate stops in Le Marche localities of Pesaro, Fano, Marotta, Senigallia, Falconara Marittima, Ancona, Porto Recanati, Civitanova, Porto Sant’Elpidio and Porto San Giorgio) has transported thousands of tourists to Le Marche, with a dedicated fare and guaranteed seat on a trip departing on Friday from Piacenza and returning on Sunday from San Benedetto del Tronto.
With about 10,000 holidays taken by train in the Piceno area, the Piceno Line recorded a 20% increase in passengers on the same route on the tracks of Le Marche compared to 2020, with a peak on 15 August.
After the parenthesis linked to the lockdown, the Conero Link enjoyed a marked recovery on its connection from the Ancona station directly to the Portonovo bay, with over 50 combined trips per day. This summer, it was chosen by thousands of passengers, marking an increase of almost 20% compared to sales for the previous year.
The combined train+bus services offered on the Trenitalia sales channels have also changed the landscape of regional mobility in the region of Le Marche. That is to say, the popularity of the Urbino Link and Fermo Link, as a combination of rail and road with the convenience of a single ticket, is growing.
Finally, the numbers for bicycle lovers were also positive. Cyclists were able to transport their two-wheelers free of charge to travel within the geographical borders of Le Marche, thanks to the 700 or so bike spaces made available each day by Trenitalia aboard its summer trains.
Amongst Trenitalia’s commercial offerings, the Promo Junior – granting free travel for children up to 15 years of age when accompanied by an adult – was also very popular with families in Le Marche, where over 22,000 passengers availed of this promotion during the summer of 2021.