Rete Ferroviaria Italiana

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) is the Italian railway infrastructure manager, subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), a state-owned holding company. RFI is the owner of Italy's railway network, it provides signalling, maintenance and other services for the railway network. It also operates train ferries between the Italian Peninsula and Sicily.

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI)
Società per Azioni
IndustryRail infrastructure management
Founded1 July 2001 (2001-07-01)[1]
Area served
Key people
Claudia Cattani, chairman and Maurizio Gentile, CEO
ServicesRail signalling, maintenance, etc.
Revenue € 2,537 million[2] (2017)
€ 261.5 million[2] (2017)
Number of employees
26,025[2] (2017)
ParentFerrovie dello Stato (FS)
SubsidiariesBluferries S.r.l., Terminali Italia S.r.l. (89%), TFB Tunnel Ferroviario del Brennero S.p.A.[3] (85.3%), Lyon Turin Ferroviaire SAS (50%), Quadrante Europa Terminal Gate S.p.A. (50%), Terminal Tremestieri S.r.l. (33.33%), Consorzio Metromare dello Stretto (40%), Stretto di Messina S.p.A.[4] (13%) 
Footnotes / references

RFI was founded on 1 July 2001 following the European directive on rail transport, imposing a separation between the owner and the user of the network. The Italian rail network used to be managed by Ferrovie dello Stato until 2001.[1]


  1. "Chi siamo". RFI. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  2. "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. Owner of 50% of BBT SE - Brenner Basistunnel Archived 2005-12-22 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Stretto di Messina
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