Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) November 21, 2018 – The Italian Deputy Minister of Infrastructures and Transport Edoardo Rixi has said that the government plans to double the Genoa-Ventimiglia railway line by 2025.
The goal is also to ease traffic on the Ligurian motorway, especially in the final stretch of Ventimiglia, close to the French Mediterranean border.
He would also like to see the route included in the European Ten-T transport network, which if accepted, would open a path to EU funding.
“With the full cost-benefit analysis and the priority character that the work would take, it will be possible to obtain the necessary contribution of the European Union to complete the work by 2025”, Rixi said.
The Genova-Ventimiglia railway runs along the coast of the Liguria region of Italy. It was opened as a single track line between Genoa and Savona in 1868, and between Savona and Ventimiglia in 1872, mostly running along a coastal corniche.
The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) is a European Commission policy directed towards the implementation and development of a Europe-wide network of roads, railway lines, inland waterways, maritime shipping routes, ports, airports and rail-road terminals.
Source: La Riviera
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