Milan, 10 December 2021
Frecciarossa trains are crossing the Alps and reaching Lyon and Paris, exporting the experience of Trenitalia and Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane-style high speed travel to France. This is an historic milestone in the evolution of the European railway market. The first trains will run on the morning of 18 December, leaving from Paris at 07:26 heading to Milan, and from Milan to the French capital at 06:25, with another two trains in the afternoon. Tickets start from 23 and 29 euros, and go on sale from the morning of 13 December at www.trenitalia.com, and also in ticket offices at all Italian railway stations and at the Gare de Lyon in Paris and at Lyon’s Part-Dieu, as well as at some distribution partners.
The two trains a day going to and from Gare de Lyon in Paris and Milano Centrale, via Lyon Part-Dieu, Chambéry, Modane and Turin, will be joined by a further three trains a day to and from Paris Gare de Lyon and Lyon Part-Dieu and Lyon Perrache. In all, Trenitalia will provide ten trains with nearly 5000 places a day between Paris and Lyon.
As the first European operator to move into the French railway market after it opened to competition, Trenitalia with Frecciarossa will offer French passengers – but also Italians who want to get to, using the most sustainable, safe and comfortable means of transport, Chambery, Lyon and Paris, a new travel experience which will enrich and complete that already provided by the French railway company.
“We are very proud to be able to present our new product to French travellers,” commented Luigi Corradi, CEO of Trenitalia. “We have been operating with Thello, now known as Trenitalia France, for over ten years, and we have great experience with the network in France. Now, with high speed trains on this historic axis, we are entering a new dimension, at the service of traveller’s mobility and comfort.”