Italian private operator Italo has launched operation on Turin-Milan-Venice high-speed railway, the route that crosses Italy from north to east. Italo’s accession on the route is a development opportunity for the high-speed railway transport as Turin-Milan-Venice railway has huge potential in Italy.
Trains travelling on the route stop at Brescia, Desenzano, Peschiera, Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Mestre stations. Of them, Vicenza, Desenzano and Peschiera stations are among the new stations on the network operated by Italo.
The private high-speed operator introduced 10 daily trains on the route. 14 other trains are expected to add to the fleet as of July 2018. The opportunity to operate these trains is due to the company’s recent investments in 17 new trains called Italo EVO and manufactured by Alstom. These trains, among the top modern European trains, have enabled Italo to plan new railway connections and to increase train frequency between cities. 10 of the 17 new trains are already in operation, while other 2 will enter service this summer. The remainder of 5 trains will be delivered to the Italian operator in 2019.
The introduction of Italo EVO trains on the North-East Route satisfies the demands of several types of customers, such as businessmen travelling in conditions of maximum comfort and in less than 2h30m from Milan to Venice. Customers who travel for pleasure and leisure are also satisfied with this offer as they can visit the cities on the route, the touristic attractions and museums in Turin, Milan nightlife, the natural splendour of Garda Lake in Vicenza (UNESCO Heritage), the Roman theatre in Brescia, as well as the famous monuments in Padua, Verona and Venice. For them, Italo introduced a special offer to the ticket price. For EUR 9.90, passengers can travel on the whole route regardless of the departure and arrival cities with the ticket price remaining unchanged.