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Rail line into Italy

the highlands
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Rail line into Italy

Hello,

Is the rail line between Malpensa Airport - Varese - Mendrisio - Lugano now operating? I know it was supposed to open a few years ago but got delayed!

Thanks

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FF
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1. Re: Rail line into Italy

That line is scheduled to open in Dec, 2017. Construction on the Italian side has been delayed due to a number of incidents, but all problems seem to have been solved.

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2. Re: Rail line into Italy

Thanks, we went to Varese in June 2013 and it was supposed to be finished then! We loved that area so much that we want to go back again so maybe 2018!

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3. Re: Rail line into Italy

Well, like I said they had all sorts of problems, but things seem to be on track now. Incidentally, in addition to the new Varese/Mendrisio link, the pre-existing branch line to lovely Porto Ceresio on Lake Lugano is also going to be opened again at the same time.

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4. Re: Rail line into Italy

Thanks. We went to Porto Cerisio last time by bus, lovely new coach going there but old mini bus coming back which was like sitting in a microwave (month of June) and being from the north of Scotland we just couldn't take it and had to get out 4 miles outside Varese and walk!

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5. Re: Rail line into Italy

www.tilo.ch/en/Azienda/Progetti/FMV.html

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6. Re: Rail line into Italy

Thank you very much!

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