Annual number of railway passengers in Italy from 2012 to 2017
(in millions)
Number of railway passengers in Italy 2012-2017
Over the period from 2012 to 2017, the railway passenger volume in Italy increased from roughly 855 million passengers to over 864 million passengers. Rome’s Termini station and Milan’s Central Station were the by far the busiest stations in the country. In 2016, roughly 150 million people passed through Roma Termini.

Italy’s high-speed lines

In 2012, the private company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori launched the Italo train, which became the main competitor of Trenitalia’s high-speed train Frecciarossa. The maximum speed allowed on the railway network varied between 250 and 300 kilometers per hour, depending on the line. As of 2019, the Italian high-speed railway network had a length of 1457 kilometers. The longest line was the one linking Florence to Rome.

Railway network expansion

As part of the Trans-European high-speed rail network plan, there were numerous projects to expand and increase the capacity of the Italian railway network. In particular, the existing lines in Southern Italy and Sicily were undergoing renovation and upgrade. As of 2018, there were 174 trains in Sicily, less than half the number of trains in Lombardy and Tuscany.
Annual number of railway passengers in Italy from 2012 to 2017
(in millions)
Passengers in millions
2017864.6
2016869.2
2015872.6
2014864.1
2013854.8
2012854.8
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Release date

December 2018

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2012 to 2017

Number of railway passengers in Italy 2012-2017
Over the period from 2012 to 2017, the railway passenger volume in Italy increased from roughly 855 million passengers to over 864 million passengers. Rome’s Termini station and Milan’s Central Station were the by far the busiest stations in the country. In 2016, roughly 150 million people passed through Roma Termini.

Italy’s high-speed lines

In 2012, the private company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori launched the Italo train, which became the main competitor of Trenitalia’s high-speed train Frecciarossa. The maximum speed allowed on the railway network varied between 250 and 300 kilometers per hour, depending on the line. As of 2019, the Italian high-speed railway network had a length of 1457 kilometers. The longest line was the one linking Florence to Rome.

Railway network expansion

As part of the Trans-European high-speed rail network plan, there were numerous projects to expand and increase the capacity of the Italian railway network. In particular, the existing lines in Southern Italy and Sicily were undergoing renovation and upgrade. As of 2018, there were 174 trains in Sicily, less than half the number of trains in Lombardy and Tuscany.
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