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Europe’s new £525m train line that will connect famous cities in Italy


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A new high-speed train line set to connect two of Italy’s most beautiful cities has been announced.

The FrecciaRossa high-speed train will set off from Naples and make the 160 mile journey across Italy to Bari.

Operated by Trenitalia, the new line is part of a £165.3billion project set out by the Italian government’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

The new line is set to carry around 2.3 million passengers annually, allowing for better connections for millions of people who will benefit from the new line.

The line will run from the west coast to the east coast, with journeys taking just two hours to complete.

The project will use a combination of new and upgraded infrastructure, including double tracking sections of single track.

This will modernise the existing train link between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic mainlines, a “highly tortuous route that lacks infrastructural homogeneity” according to project promoter Italferr.

According to reports, the trains will reach speeds of 186mph. There are already high speed trains operating in Italy, connecting important cities like Milan to Bologna and Florence to Rome.

It’s hoped the line will make journeys for commuters quicker and more efficient, but also boasts benefits for tourists wishing to explore all that Italy has to offer.

Naples, the third largest city in Italy, sees millions of tourists visiting annually, boasting beautiful architecture and an array of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Known for being somewhat cheaper than its rivals – including Rome – Naples is a widely visited area within the country.

Bari, located on the east coast, is a smaller city that comes with a lot less crowds. Known for its historical Old Town, the city has plenty of stunning narrow streets to explore with traditional eateries around every corner.

And with both cities being right on the seafront, the new train line could be a great way to see both while touring the popular European country.

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