Trenitalia (FS Group): the first Frecciarossa trains left today on the Paris-Lyon-Milan route

Paris - Milan, 18 December 2021

This morning the first two Frecciarossa trains left from Paris and Milan, in the debut of the Trenitalia and Ferrovie dello Stato high-speed service in France. It is an historic milestone in the evolution of the European rail market.

A Frecciarossa departed from Paris Gare de Lyon at 7.26am with stops at Lyon Part Dieu, Chambery-Challes-Les-Eaux, Modane and Torino Porta Susa, before arriving at Milano Centrale. The other train did the reverse, leaving Milano Centrale at 6.25 and terminating at the Gare de Lyon station in Paris.  There will be a further two trains in the afternoon.

You can follow updates on the first journeys done by the Frecciarossa 1000 live on, with photos and videos accompanying the story.

Tickets can be bought on the Italian and French versions of the website, on the Trenitalia app and ticket offices at all Italian stations, and at Gare de Lyon in Paris and at Part-Dieu station in Lyon, as well as at some of our distribution partners.

The two trains a day going to and from Paris Gare de Lyon 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. Trenitalia will run a total of 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, and 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. 

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