The Trains that Killed an Airline - Italian HSR
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 Published On Dec 3, 2021

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I have flown a lot, which is a massive understatement. But airports and flying can be a real pain, especially for short-haul flights. In my experience, high-speed rail provides a much better traveller experience than flying, and the growth of high-speed rail in Italy shows that when high-speed rail is done right, it can easily outcompete short-haul flights.

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Thumbnail photo by Daniel Case - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Italian High-Speed Rail Explained:

High-speed rail growth in Italy
Il mercato del Trasporto Ferroviario A/V

FS ETR 232
By Jollyroger - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Map of High-Speed trains in Italy
By Sinigagl - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

EU ponders short-haul flight ban

How Italy's high-speed trains helped kill Alitalia

Frecciarossa Executive Class
By Teo Pollastrini - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Includes licensed stock footage from Getty Images

0:00 Intro
R0:07 Alitalia went bankrupt
1:06 Europe wants more trains
1:56 The train to Italy
2:48 Italian Trains 101
4:17 The experience of Italian HSR
6:04 The other Italian trains
6:53 Good trains are an easy decision
7:22 Conclusion
7:52 Patreon shout-out
8:05 Outtro

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