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06 Feb 2020 | 01:12 AM UTC

Italy: High-speed train derails near Lodi February 6

Frecciarossa high-speed train derails near Lodi on February 6, some fatalities reported; rail service suspended in the area



A Frecciarossa high-speed train derailed near Lodi at approximately 05:35 (local time) on Thursday, February 6. Emergency personnel have deployed to the area to assist passengers injured in the accident. There are unconfirmed reports that at least two passengers were killed. The train was traveling along the Milan-Bologna line and rail service has been suspend in both directions between Milan and Piacenza as of 08:00. An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing and details are still emerging.

Rail service disruptions are expected to continue in the region over the coming hours. Delays of up to 60 minutes are being reported in the area. Further information can be found on the Trenitalia website here.


Potentially impacted travelers are advised to monitor developments to the situation, plan alternative routes, and allow additional time to travel.