Milan Genoa by fast train, in less than an hour. The dream of the series of tunnels that will bring the Madonnina closer to the Lantern is approaching. On Friday, January 12, the first 8.5 kilometers of the new railway line of the Giovi Nodo di Genova Third Single Crossing Project between Rivalta Scrivia and Tortona were inaugurated, thus allowing the return of regional trains between Tortona and Novi Ligure. The new tracks constitute the final section, heading north, of the future High Speed/High Speed line that is being built by the general contractor led by the Webuild group for the Italian railway network, the leading company of the Fs infrastructure center. Italiane Group and client of the entire work and with the coordination of the Government Commissioner Calogero Mauceri.
The mega pass that brings Milan closer to Genoa
The third Giovi crossing and the Genoa crossing constitute the two essential parts of a maxi-project (hence the term “single project”) that will allow the Genoa – Milan connection to be reinforced, thus constituting the first part of the Rhine-Alpine corridor. , connection between Genoa and the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam, and one of the axes of the European network of integrated transport infrastructures (Ten-T), planned for a more efficient circulation of goods and people within the territory of the European Union.
The unique project of the third Giovi crossing – Genoa link will allow trains to circulate at a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour, crossing the provinces of Genoa and Alessandria, until reaching Milan. A true revolution for rail transport in northern Italy, of strategic value also for Europe.
“The Government has secured all the funds necessary to complete the works within the deadlines established by the Pnrr. A deadline that commits all parties involved, from the Commissioner to the companies, to respect the schedule in the construction of the largest railway project in the world. “Edoardo Rixi, Vice Minister of Infrastructure, present on the inaugural voyage.
Also Calogero Mauceri, commissioner of the third Giovi-Nodo crossing in Genoa, stated that “today we have achieved a first objective: to put at the service of citizens a first section of the future third Giovi crossing. By train traveled 8.5 kilometers in a northerly direction, achieved thanks to the continuous commitment of technicians and workers and despite the objective difficulties encountered, the commitment of all those involved is to continue carrying out such a complex but equally important work for the territory.”
The first Trenord regional trains from January 15
Starting Monday, January 15, 6 Trenord regional trains will run between Tortona and Novi Ligure and vice versa along the Milan – Novi Ligure/Arquata Scrivia line stopping at Pozzolo Formigaro, a station that reopens after the necessary closure to allow the improvement and renewal of infrastructure. restyling works that affected it. Between Novi and Arquata the routes will include the Serravalle Scrivia stop. These are three pairs of morning and afternoon trains in suburban time slots that will allow comfortable train travel again after six years in which the service was suspended.
Benefits also for freight traffic thanks to the new Rivalta Scrivia airport, the new Master Plan for the Rivalta Scrivia station and the incorporation of the third crossing in Tortona and on the Alessandria-Piacenza route, which will allow freight convoys to reach the new Rivalta Scrivia airport and further promoting the development of the Interport, a fundamental logistics center for the territory. The interventions carried out in Rivalta Scrivia with 4 new tracks of 750 meters in length and double access to the connections (Rte and Interporto) present in the station make it possible to reinforce the capacity of the existing station and stop longer trains.
The interventions, carried out in several phases to always guarantee the functionality of the goods yard and its accessibility, will continue to provide the railway yard with a modern fire prevention system to manage the transport of dangerous goods, further expanding its market potential. At the same time, new shelters, underpasses and sidewalks will be built at the Rivalta Scrivia station, making it more usable and accessible in 2024, with special attention to people with disabilities or reduced mobility.