High-Speed Rail Study Tour of Italy

November 03, 2018 to November 11, 2018
(All day)

The best way to see how fast, frequent and dependable trains transform communities is to ride them and see the cities they serve.

Over the years, members of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association have traveled to see high-speed rail and transit systems in Europe and Asia.  Each of the trips has been insightful and motivating.  We have also made important business connections along the way.

Hopefully, you can join us on the next tour: Italy in November of 2018. The main tour begins in Rome on November 3 and ends in Rome on November 11. Rick Harnish will be your tour leader.

You will see the Phased Network Approach in action, visit great stations and learn about local transit systems.  An optional add-on to the east coast may include a visit to a construction site.

Here are some highlights:

  • A ride on Europe’s first high-speed line
  • Tours of new and rehabbed stations, including the beautiful Turino Puerta Susa
  • Rides on HST’s operated by both TrenItalia and Italo
  • A tour of a modern light rail line
  • Presentations by local transit operators and the railroads

And, of course, we will see the sights along the way.

Please call Eleanor Hardy of the International Society of Railway Travelers at 800-478-4881 to book your trip.  This is the seventh trip that IRT has managed for us.  The others were great, and this one will be too.

Feel free to call the office at 773-334-6758 with any general questions.

Click here to read the Iitinerary

Pages 16 - 38 of this presentation overview the stations we will be visiting.