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Italy’s RFI Approves Overhaul Of Rail Network Near Venice Port

Italy’s RFI approves overhaul of rail network near Venice port

Venice, Italy (PortSEurope) December 13, 2018 – Italian state-owned railway operator Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) has approved an investment project for the upgrade of the Venice Marghera railway complex, which is expected to contribute to the increase of cargo traffic of Venice port. The project, which will start in 2019, includes the installation of equipment for electrified rail tracks and the upgrade of a module for the
handling of trains with a length of 750 metres. Furthermore, the analysis of the activities necessary for the restoration of the railway link between the port of Chioggia and the national network will continue.  Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Settentrionale (AdSP – Northern Adriatic Sea Port Authority) is currently carrying out a project for the upgrade of the train maneuvering infrastructure, which involves doubling the electrified rail track capacity, which will additionally facilitate the handling of rail freight. In the long term, a new petrochemical freight station will be designed in the peninsula in addition to its direct connection with the national railway grid. Source: Messaggero Marittimo Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2018.

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