23 avril 2024

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Trenitalia: improves travel solutions for its passengers by reducing carbon emissions

Sustainability continues to be a key issue for decisions based on greater awareness and travel solutions that protect the environment and the economy.

Sustainability continues to be a key issue for decisions based on greater awareness and travel solutions that protect the environment and the economy.

Trenitalia was the official carrier of the exhibition, presenting a comfortable, sustainable and practical travel experience for traveling between major Italian cities.

The train plays a vital role in tourism, it is the most environmentally friendly means of transport in the world while high-speed connections offer an increasingly efficient service. For Trenitalia’s high-speed division, 2024 will be the year we show that train travel is not limited to intercity transfers, but can be enhanced with a wide range of seamless station services, with no waiting times. waiting, just as our customers want, explained Trenitalia general director Pietro Diamantini.

Trenitalia takes concrete measures every day to make transport more and more sustainable and promote sustainable development in the mobility sector. 8 out of 10 Italians think that the train is the most sustainable means of transport. Weekly travel between Milan and Rome by train rather than plane generates an annual reduction of 9 tonnes of CO2 emissions, while choosing the train rather than the car allows a CO2 saving of 4 tonnes. The 47,000 companies that have already chosen to travel with

Trenitalia rather than by car have avoided the emission of 100,000 tons of CO2 in 2023. Today it already has 10 maintenance facilities equipped with photovoltaic technology, but by 2032 this number will have increased to 24. This fact alone means that a journey consumes less for the same level of service, speed and comfort. Indeed, the level could actually be better. When it comes to overall sustainability, our focus is not only on train travel, but also on all of our maintenance facilities, where we have installed solar panels so that services are powered directly by the sun.

The international exhibition on innovation and sustainability in tourism was held from Sunday February 4 to Tuesday February 6 at the Allianz MiCo conference center. Exhibitors included Trenitalia, the leading company of the passenger business unit of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane group, and Fondazione FS.

Four main themes were examined: trends, sustainability, innovation and start-ups, to provide a holistic view of a wide range of destinations and activities, with particular attention to people and the environment to ensure ever greater sensitivity to individual requirements.

Sustainability continues to be a key issue for decisions based on greater awareness and travel solutions that protect the environment and the economy.

Pietro Diamantini, general director of the high speed division of Trenitalia

For example, electric scooters, rental cars with drivers. Our app is open to all these services so travelers can make the best use of their time. Naturally, with our trains as the central element of the journey.

Our country has enormous attraction for international tourism. Obviously, it doesn’t take much to tell people about little-known, high-value attractions. It is up to us, in fact, it is our duty, to transmit their value. This is certainly a market that will grow and will greatly appreciate our wide and varied offering ranging from wine and gastronomy to wellness tourism. In other words, we truly have something for everyone. This should be a value for all industries, manufacturing, transport, catering, hospitality, and we must join forces. The Italian National Tourism Office – ENIT – is very important in this regard, because we work together. The Italian tricolor is our distinctive sign and we honor it in the best possible way.

It is no coincidence that most tourists who choose the train are foreigners, but Italians are also increasingly aware of its advantages: lower environmental impact, greater efficiency, greater safety, avoid of traveling by car makes the train a truly excellent tool. High speed (FRECCIAROSSA) is an additional advantage because remote locations can be reached in a short time, from one city center to another.

Domenico Scida, Director of Trenitalia Intercity Business, talks about Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group’s plans for international rail services between Italy and Europe.

Thanks to Eurocity trains, European capitals are now just a stone’s throw away. It has never been easier to reach Switzerland: Bern, Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, Zurich, Montreux. Every day, up to 40 Eurocity trains connect Italy to the main Swiss cities. The services are managed by Trenitalia in collaboration with the Swiss railways, CFF, and the German railways, DB.

EuroCity is the international branch of the InterCity service, a cross-border international branch with trains connecting Italy to neighboring countries so that passengers can travel from Italy to surrounding countries. Concretely, the day lines provide connections with Switzerland, while the night lines go to Austria and Germany. It is an important world because it welcomed more than 3 million passengers in 2023.

There are 40 daytime connections with Switzerland, a significant number, with around 20 pairs connecting the main cities of northern Italy – Milan, Venice, Bologna, Genoa – to the main Swiss cities – Basel, Geneva, Zurich, Bern. At night, we have services that depart in the evening from Rome, La Spezia and Genoa to reach Vienna and Munich the next morning.

The Euronight night lines linking Italy to Austria and Germany – Vienna and Munich – will use new coaches belonging to OBB, the Austrian railways, from September.

The train is a sustainable means of transport, the sustainable means of travel par excellence because it is electric and does not pollute.
“A train leaving Zurich and arriving in Milan just 3 hours and 17 minutes later, certainly a better time than a car, carries 500 people.”

If those 500 people made the drive, let’s say an average of 2.3 people per vehicle in statistical terms, you would have 200 more cars on the road. So you can easily imagine the savings in carbon emissions, road stress and traffic. This means that we have succeeded in transferring a large number of people, passengers, from automobiles to public transport.

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