Telephone communication with the Minister of Transport of Italy Matteo Salvini had today Friday the Minister of State, responsible for Infrastructure and Transport issues, George Gerapetritis.

In the discussion it was confirmed the common will to strengthen of interstate relations in the field of transport, while the Italian minister conveyed the will of the Ferrovie di Stato group to upgrade the services provided to the passengers of the Greek railways.

In the near future there will be a face-to-face meeting between the parties.

It is noted that on January 18, 2017, the CEO of TAIPED and the CEO of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group (FSI) signed the contract for the sale of 100% of TRAINOSE S.A. to FSI, for a total price of 45 million euros . On September 14, 2017, the sale and transfer of 100% of the shares of TRAINOSE SA was completed. to FSI and joined the Italian group.

The state group FSI is the third largest railway company in Europe, and is already active in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Britain. The FSI Group employs over 75,000 people. On an annual basis, 830 million passengers are served and 50 million tons of goods are transported.