The Rail Market in Italy 2009


Italy's rail network is the fourth largest in Europe. This report provides a concise overview of the structure of the country's main line and regional rail transport market. It summarises the political, budgetary and regulatory environment in which the network functions. It also lists all train operators active in Italy as at October 2009, ranging from the national operator, FS Group, to regional and open access companies.

Current and planned major infrastructure projects are listed and information is provided covering known rolling stock procurement intentions.

The report also provides a summary of all current rail based urban transport systems in Italy, covering metro, light rail and tram systems and including system development plans.

Website addresses are included for most undertakings to assist further research.