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Florence fire triggers chaos for Italian travellers

first_img Passengers waiting at Termini station in Rome, after a fire hit the infrastructure around Florence, Italy, July 22, 2019 REUTERS/Yara Nardi SharePrint FILE PHOTO: Italo’ high-speed train for the NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori) is seen at the Termini railway station in Rome, Italy, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: Italo’ high-speed train for the NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori) is seen at the Termini railway station in Rome, Italy, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo Italian train travellers suffered long delays and the cancellation of more than two dozen high-speed rail services on Monday after a fire hit the infrastructure aroundFlorence.The fire broke out in early morning in a network control unit and initial indications showed it was likely to be arson, railway network company RFI said in a statement.The disruption affected rail travel across the country, including all the main cities, in a week when transport unions have already announced strikes for Wednesday and Friday.Trains around Florence were initially halted to allow the authorities to carry out investigations. The service has now restarted, but with average delays of three hours and some 25 high-speed trains have been cancelled, the RFI statement added. Passengers waiting at Termini station in Rome, after a fire hit the infrastructure around Florence, Italy, July 22, 2019 REUTERS/Yara Nardi 1 of 3center_img FILE PHOTO: Italo’ high-speed train for the NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori) is seen at the Termini railway station in Rome, Italy, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo WhatsApp <a href=’https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG10622.jpg” alt=”last_img” />

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