March 02, 2017

Naples - Cancello high-speed contract awarded

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Naples - Cancello high-speed contract awarded Quintus Vosman

ITALIAN State Railways’ (FS) engineering subsidiary Italferr has awarded a €397m contract to a consortium comprising Salini Impregilo (60%) and Astaldi (40%) for the design and construction of the Naples - Cancello section of the Naples - Bari line in Italy, which will have a maximum speed of 200km/h..

The project is scheduled for completion in 2022 and will serve the new Naples Afragola station which will be an interchange between regional and high-speed services.

The project also includes the construction of the Acerra, Casalnuovo and Centro Commerciale stations, and the section will extend 15.5km across Casoria, Casalnuovo, Afragola, Caivano, and Acerra.

Once the 146.6km Naples - Bari line is completed, the Naples - Bari journey time will be reduced from 3h 45min to two hours, while the Rome - Bari trip will be cut from 3h 59min to three hours.

Tendering for the Naples - Bari project began in July 2016 and the line will cost a total of €6.2bn.

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