Perugia, 8 October 2021
From mid-June to the end of August, over 1 million passengers chose regional trains for getting about Umbria.
The Green Heart of Italy 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 Umbria.
The Trasimeno Line services were in circulation until 29 August, being offered once more for the summer of 2021 to facilitate and encourage travel between Perugia and the Lake towns. Indeed, a growth of 30% was recorded, going from about 92,000 to over 119,000 trips, thanks above all to the Trasimeno Line (comprising four routes that complete a semi-circumnavigation of the Trasimeno a day, with a sixth on Sundays, in addition to connections with a change in Terontola).
Thanks to the great innovation of the Trasimeno Line, with trips extended to Orvieto on weekends and public holidays, the Città della Rupe (city of cliff) recorded a total increase of over 70% on trains in Umbria. This rediscovery of local tourism goes hand-in-hand with the choice of travelling green.
Travelling by train with a bike in tow turns out to be another great protagonist of the summer 2021 in Umbria.
The recent expansion of the spaces dedicated to cyclists on Umbrian trains was immediately reflected in the figures. The number of bike coupons sold in the summer of 2021 grew by approximately +40% compared to the same period in 2020.
The combined train+bus services that renders it possible to reach places not serviced by the train also promote the panorama of Umbrian regional mobility.
The Assisi Link also saw a strong recovery for the intermodal train+bus service to reach the city centre of Poverello from the railway station. After an interlude associated with the lockdown, the service was utilised by more than 6,000 passengers this summer.
As for the new services activated in Umbria in the summer of 2021 thanks to the collaboration between Trenitalia and Busitalia (FS Italiane Group), the success of the MarmoreLink debut stands out, having been utilised in its first two months in operation by almost 1,000 visitors to the Cascata delle Marmore, coming mainly from Lazio.
Similarly, the new PiedilucoLink shows a growth trend and promises to help many people discover in the near future yet another prestigious destination in the region: Lake Piediluco.
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 Umbria, where nearly 13,000 passengers availed of this option to travel on regional trains.