Trenord, animals travel for free: the requirements

companion animals they are more and more part of our lives, becoming real members of the family: when they travel, taking them with us can sometimes be difficult. Therefore, Trenorth decided to facilitate the transport of dogs and cats, allowing them to come on board for free – provided, of course, that the special requirements are met. A nice gesture of civility, which will allow everyone to walk more easily throughout the regional territory.

Dogs and cats free on Trenord

If you ever decide travel with your pet, you certainly know how difficult – and sometimes even expensive – it can be. Some good news comes from Trenorth, the Lombardy Railway Company, which has decided to eliminate the supplement for those who bring their dog or cat with them on board their regional trains. The initiative came into force last April 1, 2024 and is applicable to all railway routes within the limits of validity of the Regional Railway Tariff of Lombardy.

“The free availability of leashed dogs and other domestic animals is a real act of civility and sensitivity towards our 4-legged friends, who increasingly accompany us on rail journeys” – he said. Franco Lucente, advisor to Transport and Sustainable Mobility, at the time of the approval of its resolution by the Regional Council. From now on, therefore, we will be able to travel easily throughout the railway network served by Trenord without having to pay a fee. additional for dogs, cats and other small animals.

The requirements to be met

Of course, there are requirements that must be met to be let our 4-legged friends travel for free. The first is the territorial limit: if we want to deal with supra-regional or cross-border routes, we need to buy the animal supplement, according to the methods indicated by the railroad companies who manages the service. There are also times when dogs and cats cannot travel: they are the most crowded, when the trains are full of commuters and students who have to travel every day. Therefore, it is not possible to bring pets on board on weekdays (from Monday to Friday). time slots 7:00-9:30 and 17:30-19:30.

No limits at other times and on public holidays, including weekends. As for the mode of transport, dogs must be kept on a leash and their owners must be muzzled, to be worn upon request by the onboard staff. In addition, you must be in possession of the registration certificate of the dog registry, which can be shown on request. Cats and small pets, however, must travel indoorsspecial carrierwhich cannot have dimensions larger than 70cm x 30cm x 50cm.

Obviously the following are excluded guide dogs, who can travel for free in any case (even during “prohibited” times) if they accompany the blind. Thanks to this initiative adopted by Trenorth, moving with your pets finally becomes easier and cheaper. However, it is important to always carefully check the road to travel, to avoid going outside the limits of validity and thus running into a fine for non-payment of the supplement.

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