What is the goal of the investment?
Create 274 km of high velocity railway systems on the Naples-Bari, Salerno-Reggio Calabria, Palermo-Catania lines to reduce the travel times and increase transport rail capacity going South. The interventions will be integrated with the regional transport systems, which play a primary role in supporting the demand of local mobility.
- Reduce the gaps in standards of living
- Gender equality
The Naples-Bari tract will be covered in 2 hours, instead of the current time of 3 hours 30 minutes with an increase in capacity from 4 to 10 trains/hour on the sections with double tracks; there will be an adjustment to the services to allow the transit of freight trains up to 750 m, with no axial weight limitation. For the Palermo-Catania-Messina line there will be a creation of intermediate tracts in the project, upon completion the journey between Palermo-Catania will decrease by over 60 minutes (it is now over three hours), with an increase in capacity from 4 to 10 trains/hour on the sections being doubled; Finally, on the Salerno-Reggio Calabria tract, the journey will decrease by 80 minutes: to consent for improved freight train transit, moreover, for the port of Gioia Tauro significant additional resources will be provided.
Faster, capable and efficient North-South connectivity, and less isolation for the residents of the Southern part of Italy
Shorter travel times on the Naples-Bari, Salerno-Reggio Calabria, Palermo-Catania lines
Increase in the number of trains for both passengers and goods
Additional resources for the transit of freight trains in the port of Gioia Tauro
Creation of jobs and opportunities for development in companies located in the South