RFI made the announcement when it hosted a European Commission (EC) delegation for a test trip on the line with a train equipped with ERTMS on June 30. The €5m project was funded by the EC and Italy's Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.

With ETCS Level 1, lineside signals and conventional block sections are retained while GSM-R is used to monitor train movements and transmit data. ERTMS also provides automatic train protection.