December 12, 2016

Andora - San Lorenzo line inaugurated

Written by  Marco Chiandoni
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AN inauguration ceremony for the Andora - San Lorenzo section of the Genova - Savona - Ventimiglia line was held on December 11 with Italy’s vice-minister of infrastructure and transport Mr Riccardo Nencini, Liguria’s governor Mr Giovanni Toti, and regional deputy for occupation, transport, tourism and human resources, Mr Giovanni Berrino, participating in the inaugural journey on the line.

Italian Rail Network (RFI) president Ms Caludia Cattani was also present along with RFI CEO Mr Maurizio Gentile, Trenitalia’s CEO Ms Barbara Morgante, and Italferr’s CEO Mr Carlo Carganico.

The new double-track line follows on from the 19km extension from San Lorenzo to Ospedaletti which includes 16km of tunnels, and which opened in 2001.

New stations have been built at Andora, Diano and Imperia replacing the two city stations Imperia Oneglia and Imperia Porto Maurizio.

The control room for the section is located at Genova Teglia and will permit speeds of up to 180km/h on the line. The new line will offer 10 journeys between Savona and Ventimiglia, meaning 62 trains will call at Imperia.

The total investment for the project is €582m.

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