Around €11bn will be spent in Lombardy on resignalling, track upgrading, and new line construction, with €150m earmarked for improvements to stations and €170m to eliminate more than 110 level crossings by 2024.

New computerised multi-station signalling centres (ACC-M) will be installed on the following lines:

  • Bergamo - Rovato (end of 2019)
  • Voghera - Piacenza (2020)
  • Carnate - Ponte San Pietro (2020)
  • Romano - Brescia (2020) and at
  • Domodossola (2022) and Tortona (2024).

Resignalling will be completed on the Chiasso - Monza and Carnate - Monza lines in 2021 and at Gallarate, Milan Lambrate, and Milan Porta Garibaldi in 2022. RFI’s new ERTMS high-density system to increase capacity in the Milan area should be ready in 2022.

Line upgrading

Upgrading is planned on the following lines:

  • Ponte San Pietro - Bergamo - Montello
  • Milan - Mortara, and
  • Gallarate - Rho.

Track doubling will be carried out on the Codogno - Cremona - Mantua line, as well as track quadrupling of the Tortona - Voghera and Milan Rogoredo - Pavia lines, while a new line will be built to serve Orio al Serio airport. The investment programme also includes funds for raising lines speeds on the Milan - Genoa main line, construction of the Brescia - Verona high-speed line, and to start construction of a second bridge at Paderno d'Adda.