Arenaways and Turnit join forces to enhance Italian rail travel

Arenaways and Turnit join forces to enhance Italian rail travel

Collaboration will reinstate two out-of-service rail lines

Two rail lines in Italy that have been dormant for more than a decade will be reinstated because of a partnership between open-access railway operator, Arenaways and travel tech company, Turnit.

The strategic collaboration aims to improve the quality and efficiency of local rail connections in Italy, starting from Piedmont.

The project will restore vital transportation links and support local economies. 

By integrating Turnit's advanced sales and distribution solution, Turnit Ride, Arenaways can offer a more efficient, user-friendly travel experience. 

The new SaaS platform, which includes ticket office tools, a white label booking engine, and an onboard app, is designed to provide a seamless and straightforward travel experience, emphasising both companies' commitment to passenger satisfaction.

Arenaways CEO Matteo Arena said of the mission to redefine train travel in Italy: 

“We were looking for a partner who shared our traveller-centric approach, able to pay the same attention to details that we put into building our service,” he said. 

“Even though we are a very demanding client, Turnit fully met our ‘rail different’ philosophy and we couldn't be more excited to start the ticketing service at the end of December this year.”

This project involves reactivating two regional service lines in Piedmont, encompassing sixteen stations overall. 

These routes have been closed to passenger traffic since 2012, making their revival an essential step in enhancing regional connectivity and accessibility. 

Improved rail services also contribute to sustainable transportation by providing a viable alternative to car travel, reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions, and making travel more accessible to a broader population. 

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