Torino-Airport railway service inaugurated
The new Torino-Airport railway service connecting Torino Airport and the Lanzo Valleys with the city centre has been inaugurated.
Since 20 January 2024, there are 58 trains per day on weekdays in both directions. On Saturdays, the total number of trains in both directions increases to 62, while 36 trains run on Sundays and holidays. The new service will operate from 5:29 AM, with the first arrival at TRN, to 10:28 PM, which marks the departure of the last train to Turin. The train will also allow travellers to reach Torino Caselle Airport and continue to Ciriè with half-hourly connections.
The project, funded with over 230 million euros, including 35 directly allocated by the Piedmont Region, involved the construction of a new tunnel over 3 kilometres, built with double tracks starting from Rebaudengo Fossata station, under Parco Sempione, Corso Grosseto, and Largo Grosseto. The new section joins the historic line to reach the airport and the Lanzo Valleys.
Investment in regional transport
During the inauguration of the new connection, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Matteo Salvini emphasised the importance of connections between airports and cities. He mentioned, “We have opened in Venice, and soon we will start construction in Orio al Serio and Reggio Calabria,” reported Ferrovie dello Stato’s (FS) in-house news outlet, FS News.
Indeed, on 11 December 2023, the Italian rail infrastructure manager RFI commenced the construction of a railway link to Marco Polo Airport in Venice, connecting it to the Mestre-Trieste route. The activation of this new link is planned for December 2025, coinciding with the anticipated influx of tourists in the area during the upcoming Milan Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics.
“The connection we are presenting today further concretised Trenitalia’s commitments to regional transport, to offer a better response to the growing demand for mobility, including tourism. We have an investment plan for 2026 of more than 1 billion euros per year that focuses on renewing the fleet and launching solutions that are increasingly tailored to the needs of travellers. With the inauguration of this new service, the number of airports connected to stations by train, bus, people mover and airlink rises to 20,” said Trenitalia CEO Luigi Corradi, to FS News.