The project is part of the Rhine-Alpine Corridor, which is one of the corridors of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T core network) connecting Europe's most populated and most important industrial regions.
The new high-speed/high-capacity line will be 53 km long, of which 37 km in tunnels, and is connected to the existing line through 4 interconnections, 14 km long, at Voltri, Genova Parco Campasso, Novi Ligure and Tortona. Starting at the Genoa hub, the new line will run along the Genoa-Milan route, as far as Tortona, and along the Alessandria-Turin route, as far as Novi Ligure, and will then connect with the existing lines connecting with Milan and Turin.
The new infrastructure will make it possible to significantly increase the transport offering, improving the railway connections with the Liguria port system, the northern Tyrrhenian Sea ports and the north of the country, central and northern Europe (Rotterdam, Antwerp) and, also thanks to the upgrading works at the Genoa hub, the Genoa area will have a network dedicated to metropolitan traffic.
|MAIN TECHNICAL DATA:|
|Length of line: 53 km, including 37 km of tunnels|
|Length of intersections: 23 km|
|Speed of project line: 200-250 km/h|
|Speed of project intersections. 100-160 km/h|
|Maximum gradient line and intersections: 12.5%|
|Electrification: 3 kv DC (25 kv AC prepared)|
|Windows: approx. 7.3 km|
Start of works: