Trasporto Rapido Costiero


The “Trasporto Rapido Costiero” is a collective transport system that will run between Rimini and Riccione along one single track (between 4.20m to 7.30 meters wide). The system capacity will be 1,500 passengers per hour per direction of travel. The journey will be carried out in comfort thanks to the modernity of the trolley-bus.



It will connect the Rimini and Riccione railway stations in about 23 minutes, making 15 intermediate stops.

The route, constructed entirely for this purpose , winds alongside the railway track for a length of 9.8 km, connects the railway stations of Rimini and Riccione and is interspersed with 15 intermediate stops. The route is in part a double route (section 7.30 m) and partly single (section 4.20 m); the crossing of vehicles for single-track sections is always scheduled to stop.

Precise travel times are scheduled and are not subject to the variability determined by road traffic.

The scheduled regularity of 10 minutes (5 vehicles in line) with an increase of up to 7.5 minutes (8 vehicles in line at peak times)

• Maximum speed of 70 km / h;
• Acceleration and deceleration values ​​in operation of 1m / sec2;
• Commercial speed of around 26km / h.


The structure of the stops and the implemented technology ensures the approach of the vehicle to the platform ensuring maximum ease of access to everyone, even to people with disabilities, families with strollers, travellers with suitcases, etc. …


The “Trasporto Rapido Costiero” stops will be a pleasant and comfortable environment in which to wait undercover with audio-visual information systems. The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, the seats are comfortable and the interior design is designed to be able to adapt in a “flexible” way to various transport needs, allowing you to have more space to place suitcases, strollers, etc. ….


It is an entirely electric bimodal traction trolley-bus. It will use the energy that is intercepted by the contact line of the trolley along the track. Outside the TRC track, the electric drive is safeguarded to be autonomous by a double pack of lithium titanate batteries, which ensure trips of up to 15 km (e.g. transferal from / to deposits).


The safety of the operation is ensured by a Central Control Post which is remotely monitored for every location and routes of each vehicle. The stops are illuminated and equipped with video surveillance systems, also present on board to ensure the safety of the commuters.


In the technology and the services offered to the commuters (information on board and ground operation, video and audio diffusion, Wi-Fi connection availability).


It is part of an overall strategy of redesigning the mobility system in our territory based on the strengthening of some supporting axes of Local Public Transport, on the integration between the various modes of transport (cycling and pedestrian mobility, cars, etc. …), on redevelopment of the urban structure of the whole area of ​​the coastal axis and, for Rimini, of the promenade planned for the Parco del Mare project. Integration with the cycle mobility system (a key element of the policies of the Municipal Administrations and on which the important investments are made) is guaranteed by the possibility of transporting bicycles on board the TRC vehicles that are prepared in this sense and the possible use of services in the areas of stops (Bike Park, bike-sharing, etc. …). The construction of the transport system has been and will be the occasion for urban redevelopment interventions along the entire route.


The Rimini FS – Riccione FS route is the first part of a more complex system that will reach the Fiera (second stage) and in perspective up to Santarcangelo while in the South the third step will arrive in Cattolica.


The TRC will allow a considerable reduction in traffic with great environmental advantages for the coastal areas. It is estimated that, potentially, the full use of the TRC will reduce traffic on the Rimini coastal route of 12/15 thousand private cars per day.


Impact analyses show how the pollution of fine dust emissions will be reduced by 11% compared to the total amount currently along the coast. It is about 50 tons less fine dust (PM10) per year.



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