Pescara, 8 October 2021
During the summer season, more than 350,000 passengers opted for the train to reach the Abruzzo coast, rewarding the commitment of Trenitalia (FS Italiane Group) to support local tourism.
A positive balance for the summer trains was directed towards the coasts of Abruzzo – so far, increases of 14% have been recorded for the number of passengers on regional trains headed towards the seaside resorts of the Costa Teramana. Amongst the stations to have recorded the greater increases, Pineto and Scerne di Pineto are up 20% compared to last year. This is consolidated by the data relating to the other stations along the line at an average of 12%: Alba Adriatica, Tortoreto, Gulianova, Roseto and Silvi.
Also in line with expectations is the data relating to frequency flows on the Trabocchi Line.
Compared to 2020, there were increases of up to 29% for Casalbordino, +25% for Ortona and +18% for Vasto–S.Salvo, with S. Vito, Fossacesia and Porto di Vasto. The stations of the Costa dei Trabocchi recorded an increase of 13% on average.
The growing popularity of the train+bike combination is confirmed with around 9,000 passenger-cyclists. The availability on weekdays of over 600 spots for bicycles is thanks also to the entry into service of two new Pop trains recently delivered to the Abruzzo region along with the adaptation of the fleet of Minuetto 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 Abruzzo, where some 11,000 passengers availed of this offer for regional train travel.