Rail chaos in Italy after items practice derails close to Florence


No one injured in practice accident.

Rail commuters in Italy confronted main disruption on Thursday after the wagon of a freight practice derailed in Tuscany, resulting in the suspension of trains between Firenze Castello and Bologna.

There was no one injured within the incident, which occurred between Sesto Fiorentino and Firenze Castello, within the early hours of Thursday.

Nevertheless there was important harm induced to rail infrastructure, in keeping with the information web site of Ferrovie dello Stato.

The accident has interrupted high-speed (Alta Velocità) companies between north and south Italy, together with the Milan-Rome and Venice-Rome routes and on the Florence-Prato-Viareggio regional line.

Some north-bound high-speed companies are assured so far as Florence with some south-bound companies operating so far as Bologna – in keeping with FS Information – and a substitute bus service has been activated between Florence and Prato.

The incident has led to large delays for commuters in north and south Italy, with the partial and whole cancellation of a number of high-speed and regional journeys on Thursday.

Technicians are at work to repair the line affected by the derailment, with the restoration of high-speed companies anticipated within the early afternoon, in keeping with state broadcaster RAI Information.

Photograph Polizia dello Stato


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