Italy: goods travelling at high speed from October
Mercitalia, part of the Italian FS Group, is to introduce a fast freight cargo service by using the HS/HC network in Italy. The service will be operational from October 2018 on the Caserta - Bologna line and vice versa, from the Caserta Marcianise and Bologna Interporto terminals. The transit time will be 3 hours 20 minutes at an average speed of 180 km per hour, from origin to destination.
Mercitalia fast new service is designed to transport time sensitive products, in short and defined times, for customers such as express couriers, logistics operators, producers, distributors and real estate developers, and can be tailor-made. Goods will travel on board an ETR 500 train specially equipped for the transport of roll containers. (ben)