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Should not Italy have decent rail? Unified in 1866 when national rail was a typical unification, infrastructure and military project. And the fascists are famous for their propaganda about making the trains run on time.

Decay during the post wwII maffia period? Any of our Italian ETers that could enlighten us?

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Apr 10th, 2010 at 04:49:12 AM EST
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it's really not that bad any more here in Italy, the trains are on time mostly in my experience, quite clean, comfortable, if blandly utilitarian.

ten years ago it was a national joke.

of course it may be due to the love affair between italians and driving that make the trains a passably relaxed experience, or maybe that the website for booking and getting schedules actually works and that frees up more staff to um, run the system.

before the net, it could take half an hour just to get through to a station master on the phone!

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Apr 10th, 2010 at 12:22:20 PM EST
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