December 03, 2014

Italian track-doubling project moves forward

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Italian track-doubling project moves forward David Gubler

ITALIAN State Railways (FS) has submitted detailed designs to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport for a €1.5bn project to construct a second track on the Andora – Finale Ligure section of the Ventimiglia – Genoa line in Liguria.

The project involves constructing a new 31.9km line, running inland from the existing coastal route, which due to the mountainous terrain will involve the construction of 25km of tunnels.

The initial construction lot will be worth around €220m and will cover road access, preliminary works, and preparations for tunnelling.

FS says tendering will begin as soon as the Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning (CIPE) has approved both the final design and the neccessary funding.

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