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Work on Genoa’s Nodo Ferroviario Railway Hub Restarts

Infra News - Published on Thu, 30 Jul 2020

Image Source: Webuild Genoa Nodo Ferroviario Railway Hub
Webuild has started work on Genoa’s Nodo Ferroviario railway hub in the Nodo in Genoa. Restarting work on the tunnels following the signing of a contract between RFI and Consorzio COCIV, the general contractor for the design and construction of the Terzo Valico dei Giovi led by the Webuild Group, brings to an end a two-year suspension of a strategic project that will establish a connection with Terzo Valico dei Giovi. The strengthening of the Nodo’s infrastructure in Genoa will ensure a connection with Terzo Valico that the port of Genoa needs for the coming and going of cargo trains. It will allow for the separate management of traffic for regional trains and those that do longer journeys. This will consequently increase the offer of regional and urban train services.

The Nodo project foresees the completion of civil works on the Colombo, San Tomaso and Polcevera tunnels in 30 months at a cost of EUR 120 million. Terzo Valico, Nodo Ferroviario and the Campasso cargo train stop belong to a single project from 2019 valued at about EUR 6.9 billion. It will accelerate work on the new railway between Genoa and the Po Valley, which is 40% complete and saw the involvement of Webuild and Astaldi, which is being folded into the Group.

RFI and COCIV also signed a contract for a route that will link the new railway section to Novi Ligure in Piemonte, and build a stop for cargo trains at San Bovo. Along the rail network of the Terzo Valico dei Giovi, cargo and passenger trains will travel at 250 kilometres an hour, improving links between northern Italy and the rest of Europe.

Once up and running, the Terzo Valico will offer train connections between Genoa and Milan in 50 minutes compared with the current one hour and 39 minutes. In addition to the construction of the high-speed section of the railway, there will also be the construction of four interchanges for Voltri, Genova Parco Campo, Novi Ligure and Tortona. The new railway will also be connected to these.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 30 Jul 2020
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