Trenitalia aspires to run trains from Milan to Brussels and Amsterdam 

From 18 December 2021, Trenitalia operates a daily high speed train service between Milan, Turin, Lyon and Paris. In the future the subsidiary of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS) also wants trains from Italy to Brussels in Belgium and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Trenitalia has also ambitions in the United Kingdom and in Spain

Italian news outlet Il sole 24 ore broke the news. Trenitalia runs high speed day trains, not night trains. It uses Frecciarossa or Red Arrow as a brand for its HSTs. 

More than night trains, the Frecciarossa from the Netherlands and Belgium to Italy has the potential to become a fierce competitor to Thalys, Eurostar and SNCF‘s inOui (TGV). Nothing would prevent you to book a journey ‘only’ to Paris or Lyon for instance.

La Sala.

Frecciarossa 1000

The Frecciarossa 1000, also known as the ETR 1000, was co-developed as a joint venture between Italian rail manufacturer Hitachi Rail Italy (former AnsaldoBreda) and multinational conglomerate Alstom (former Bombardier Transportation). Both design and production work were divided between the two partner companies. 

The Frecciarossa is an interesting product with four classes.

  1. Standard.
  2. Business.
  3. La Sala Meeting.
  4. Business Executive.

These classes offer various degrees of services and thus cater to various types of travellers.

Little is known for firm plans, but this is exciting news.


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Frecciarossa logo.

28 Comments Add yours

  1. pedmar10 says:

    Competition is good will bring prices down, already the paris milan traject is half the price of SNCF!! bon voyage!

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    1. Timothy says:

      Thank you. It does make us want to try the journey.

      Liked by 1 person

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