Juncker Plan: EUR 300 million loan to Italian state railways for regional trainsDecember 24, 2015
Hat: Juncker Plan: EUR 300 million loan to Italian state railways for regional trains
Funding Scheme: 2015-12-24
Pgm2014 2020: Yes
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Italian state railway company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) signed a EUR 300 million financing agreement, in the form of a bond subscription, to fund the acquisition of new rolling stock for use on regional lines.
The bond will also carry the guarantee of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the centre piece of the so-called Juncker Plan to boost investment in Europe. This is the ninth operation under the Juncker Plan signed by the EIB Group in Italy since last spring.
This is a highly innovative operation in terms of both its financial structuring and the sector targeted (regional lines). Specifically, the EIB is subscribing a corporate bond issued by FS whose proceeds will be used to finance the acquisition of new trains (49 trainsets and 250 double-deck coaches) for regional services in Lazio, Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmont and Liguria. Passenger services operator Trenitalia’s total investment in the five regions is EUR 700 million.
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