Webuild Group has won a contract for the executive design and construction of the Orsara-Hirpinia section of the Naples-Bari high-speed railway. This is valued at €1.075bn euros (1.28bn USD).
The commissioning party is Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A. (RFI). Webuild will lead the project with a 70 percent stake in the consortium. Its partner will be Pizzarotti, which will hold the remaining 30 percent. This contract follows the recent awarding of another section of the same line between Orsara and Bovino.
The new Orsara-Hirpinia section will be approximately 28km long, mainly running through a tunnel 27km in length. Trains will able to travel at speeds of up to 250 km per hour within the tunnel, while outside they will reach 200 km per hour.
The Bovino-Orsara section will open temporarily with the construction of a temporary link to the historic line next to the current Orsara station. Work on the Orsara-Hirpinia will begin on the Bari side, next to the railway already built for the Bovino-Orsara section, with the demolition of the temporary rail link to and development of the Orsara station.
The Orsara-Hirpinia contract is part of the upgrading of the Naples-Bari railway, which will serve as a strategic axis for the development of sustainable mobility in the region, halving the travel time between Naples and Bari to just two hours. It will also bring northern and southern Italy closer together, bringing the time to travel between Milan and Bari down to six hours.
The construction of the line will support the local economy and create jobs in the region. Two other sections of the railway being built by Webuild – Naples-Cancello and Apice-Hirpinia – employ more than 2,200 people and involve a supply chain of approximately 400 businesses.
AECOM has signed a memorandum of understanding to upgrade Italy’s Apennine diesel railway with hydrogen trains.
Alstom and Plastic Omnium have signed a MoU to work together on the development of high-end hydrogen storage systems for the railway sector.
Alstom has signed a framework agreement to supply Trenitalia with 150 Coradia Stream regional trains in deal valued at 910m euros.
Webuild has constructed the third steel-arched railway bridge on the Naples‐Cancello section of the Naples‐Bari high speed/capacity rail line.
Webuild and partners have won a contract to excavate a section of the Turin-Lyon high-speed/high-capacity railway base tunnel.
Webuild has won a contract that will see it help to double the capacity of the Palermo-Catania-Messina high-capacity railway in Sicily.
Webuild Group identified as best bidder for a design and build contract for the Orsara-Bovino section of the Naples-Bari high-speed railway.
The IRICAV Due Consortium is set to start work on a section of Italy’s Verona-Padua high-speed, high-capacity railway.
Ferrovienord (Italy) has ordered 20 Alstom Coradia Stream regional electric trains under a framework agreement signed in 2019.
Hitachi Rail has contracted Knorr-Bremse and two of its subsidiaries to provide braking, entrance and HVAC systems for 30 trams for Turin.
Webuild has won a railway contract in Sicily worth €1 billion. The contract is for doubling the railway line between Messina and Catania.
Italy: Trentialia has awarded an integrated logistics support contract to Hitachi Rail for its high-speed Frecciarossa fleet.
Webuild has been chosen as the best bidder for a Brenner Base Tunnel rail extension project. It will be the majority leader in a consortium.
Hitachi Rail has successfully trialled its first battery-powered tram in Italy. Battery-powered trams can make do without overhead lines.
Stadler will supply eight electric multiple units for the Centovalli railway between Switzerland and Italy starting in 2023.
Italy is to get its first hydrogen trains with delivery starting in 2023. FNM has ordered six Coradia Stream trains from Alstom for Lombardy.
ATM (Milan) and Stadler have signed a framework agreement for up to 80 TRAMLINK trams. ATM has placed an initial order for 30 units.
Work begins on the high-speed and high-capacity railway line between Verona and Padua. It is part of the Milan-Venice high-speed line.
Hitachi Rail and Bombardier have signed a contract with Trenitalia to design and build 23 Frecciarossa 1000 very high-speed trains.
CZ Loko has won a new customer. EVM Rail has ordered one EffiShunter 1000 locomotive. The agreement includes an option for a a second unit.
CAF has won maintenance contracts for trams, metros and suburban trains in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Colombia worth a total of €40 million.
Eurofima has entered into a financing transaction with FS Italiane. It will loan 240 million euros to the Italian operator for 14 years.
The ninth edition of EXPO Ferroviaria, Italy’s showcase for railway technologies, products and systems, closed at Rho Fiera Milano.
At Ferroviaria 2019 Stadler and FNM have presented a mock-up of the new FLIRT diesel-electric multiple unit for the Lombardy region.
Alstom will exhibit a number of solutions at Expo Ferroviaria 2019. They include rolling stock, infrastructure, signalling and services.
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CAF will supply an additional seven metro trains for the Italian city of Naples. This is an option from a 2016 framework contract.
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Stadler has won the tender for a framework agreement to supply up to 80 TRAMLINK trams to Milan. The initial order would be for 30 units.
Alstom and Trenitalia have celebrated the delivery of the final Jazz train that will improve regional and commuter services in Italy.
Newag is providing electric multiple units to Italian train operator FSE in a bid to make its network green. These are the TOC's first EMUs.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 23: Alstom, Bombardier/Hitachi and Siemens mobility release their proposed train designs for HS2.
Sven Flore, CEO of SBB Cargo International, gives his thoughts on the Ceneri Base Tunnel, the future of freight, ETCS and more.
After a framework agreement for 100 locomotives announced earlier in May, Stadler is now to supply ten further electric locomotives to ELP.
Noah's Train, a freight train aimed to promote a shift from road to rail to reduce the impact of freight on the environment, has reached Rome.
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Stadler Giruno high-speed train for the Gotthard is given its operating licence by the Swiss Federal Office of Transport. The client is SBB.
CAF wins contract for preventive and corrective maintenance for the Italian high-speed Frecciarossa ETR500 fleet. It has a runtime of 6 years.
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The first of 12 Alstom Coradia Meridian Jazz trains have been delivered to Napoli train station to operate on the Capania region of Italy.
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