What is the goal of the investment?

To improve rail services in the North to optimise intermodal transport services and establish effective rail links with ports. The installation of 180 km of high-speed line will increase rail traffic and guarantee intermodal transport across the road and rail networks, including in the case of disruption to international trade.

Total investment cost 8.57 bn
  • Youth
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
  • Gender equality
Additional details

The improvements to the high-speed train infrastructure will guarantee respect for the local environment. The assessment and authorisation of each project and relevant investment must therefore respect all regulations and procedures outlined in articles 6.3 and 6.4 of EU Directive 92/43/EEC and comply with the national Impact Assessment guidelines published in Official Gazette of the Italian Republic No. 303 of 28 December 2019. In addition, this measure must not cause significant damage to the environmental goals pursuant to article 17 of (EU) regulation 2020/852, taking account of the description of the measure and the attenuation measures established in the redevelopment and resilience plan in accordance with the DNSH Technical Guide (2021/C58/01) and the key stages and the goals that Italy must achieve. The Rho-Parabiago section shall be subject to a positive Environmental Impact Assessment that has fully respected all legal provisions, incorporating all EIA results and conditions in full, if required to ensure compliance with the DNSH Technical Guide (2021 /C58/01). The EIA is published and completed in accordance with directive 2011/92/EU as well as relevant assessments connected with directive 2000/60/EC and directive 92/43/EEC, including the implementation of the requested mitigation measures. All measures identified by the EIA must be integrated in the project and respected in the infrastructure construction, operation and deactivation phases

What are the benefits?

To improve rail services in the North of Italy to:
  • ensure more effective connections on the Brescia-Verona-Vicenza line
  • complete the Liguria-Alps line to half journey times on the Genoa-Turin and Milan-Genoa lines
  • provide between 10 and 24 trains an hour on the routes around the Milan hub (Rho-Parabiago and Pavia-Milan-Rogoredo) with capacity for freight trains up to 750 metres long
  • optimise the Verona-Brennero connection with the construction of the Trento rail line

Key steps and expected expenditure

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