Two weeks have passed since the terrible rail accident happened near Milan, and the railway line has not yet been fully restored.
IFR, the company managing the multimodal rail link 'IDA Pescara <> CIM Novara', has informed all its clients that the railway line interruption caused by the Pioltello accident (where a derailed passenger train caused the death of 3 people) is affecting also the Freight Rail Service which are using railway lines that are fully congestionate by the diverted heavy rail traffic, which serve all the passenger services as well. A situation that is bringing negative consequences to IFR business plan, in such a way that the company has been forced to reduce train departures and to use an alternative route, which has several restrictions on the heights and widths of the cargo, clearly impacting the service.
The MTO IFR is urging all parts to restore the level of service to normality and pays respect to the victims of the tragic accident and to their families. This case, together with the Ranstatt event occurred last summer, demonstrates the fragility of the freight rail network.