Lombardy is one of the top European regions for airport infrastructure, the 9th European region for volume of goods transported by air. The region has 3 main international airports with frequent services to other European centres and the Mediterranean area.
The railway system in Lombardy is very well articulated and is widely used by commuters, business people and tourists. The sys-tem is so extensive that on working days more than 2,300 trains run, with over 700,000 travellers.
New high-speed and high-capacity lines have been developed to allow mixed traffic of passenger and freight trains for long and medium distan-ces, reducing travel times from Milan to major Italian and European destinations, such as Milan-Paris by TGV.
Several infrastructure developments are being planned or being built, e.g. Corridor 5 Kiev - Lisbon, which will place Milan on a key pan-European high-speed rail route.Planning, regulation and control of rail services is among the region’s responsibilities. The Lombardy region has provided railway companies with around 1.6 bilion € over the period 2005-2015 and it plans the suburban and regional trains schedule.
Road and motorway network:
In 2015 about 210 million tonnes of goods entered Lombardy by road from other Italian regions, which is 22.3% of the national total.
The network is based on more than 700 km of motorways, 10.000 km of provincial road, 58.000 km of municipal road.