Treni Italiani launches the new Cadore Espresso for Rome-Cortina

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The journey of Treni Turistici Italiani begins, the new company of the Fs Group dedicated to sustainable tourism presented last July in Pietrarsa (Naples) by the CEO of Fs Italiane Luigi Ferraris and which had also attracted the attention of CNN. From next December 15th, you will travel between Rome and Cortina d’Ampezzo on board the new Espresso Cadore night train. A highly anticipated service, which aims to attract more and more tourists by encouraging them to choose night trains for their holidays. The Rome-Cortina connection will be active during all weekends between 15 December 2023 and 25 February 2024, with some additional trips during the Christmas period, 18 December – 3 January.

The night journey to reach the pearl of the Dolomites includes departure from Rome Termini at 9.40pm and arrival in Calalzo at 7.57am. From here, a bus service that leaves directly from the station area will take you to the center of Cortina d’Ampezzo in 50 minutes. The intermediate stops will be in Orte, Orvieto, Treviso, Ponte nelle Alpi and Longarone-Zoldo. Access on board will be allowed up to 40 minutes before departure, so that you can hand over your luggage to the dedicated staff, including any sports equipment, which will be placed in a special carriage. The Espresso Cadore is among the major innovations of the Winter Experience 2023 that Trenitalia, the leading company of the FS Group’s passenger hub, presented yesterday at Milan Central Station. The FS Group’s winter timetable, with new connections to ski and mountain tourist destinations, more integrated travel solutions with train, bus and plane and ad hoc promotions for families and young people, will start from 10 December.

The Espresso del Cadore is a modern reinterpretation of the classic night Intercity trains, with single and double cabins, also equipped with table and sofa, or berths with up to 6 beds, restaurant car and bar open for the entire service and breakfast in the morning .

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With the new winter programming of Trenitalia travel with Frecciarossa is intensified: every day over 270 connections are scheduled for 130 thousand seats offered and more than 120 destinations reached. From 22 December there will be two new non-stop Frecciarossa connections between Milan and Rome, connected in 2 hours and 50 minutes. Also confirmed for this winter season are up to 32 trains per day between Turin and the Bardonecchia ski slopes, up to 18 trains between Tende and the Limone slopes and up to 32 between Turin and Oulx with the Regionale. The launch of the winter offer allows you to Luigi Corradi , CEO of Trenitalia, to present the first balance sheet of the year. Corradi says: «In the first 10 months of 2023, the companies in the passenger hub of the FS Group registered more than half a billion travelers (+20% compared to 2022), of which 100 million in the summer alone. Trenitalia and all the companies in the passenger hub are investing in latest generation trains and buses to guarantee an even more comfortable and environmentally friendly journey. We are committing – continues Corradi – over 1 billion euros a year for regional transport and, in the next 3 years, the trains will be almost completely renewed. We have signed a contract worth around 1 billion euros for the supply of 40 new Frecciarossa 1000s and, as part of the Pnrr funds, we are investing in new Intercity trains and carriages, with particular attention to the southern regions”.

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