Genoa, Italy (PortSEurope) May 15, 2021 – In the first three months of 2021, 3,779 railway wagons for container transport moved to and from the port of Vado Ligure, an increase of 56% in March alone, with an intermodal transport share of around 30%. In addition to the 11 pairs of weekly trains scheduled for hinterland destinations (Milan, Padua, Rubiera), two pairs of trains for
the Piacenza Intermodal Terminal have been added since start April. In view of increased activity at the Vado Gateway and traffic flows, various works are underway to upgrade the Vado railway network. RFI RFI (Rete Ferroviaria Italiana) has started work on improving the signaling system of the Vado Zona Industriale station, with a horizon of June 2022. In particular, an ACC system will be built for computerized traffic control, in communication with Parco Doria. At the same time, RFI is proceeding with the works for the automation of the signaling system on the section between the industrial area and the Doria Park, where interventions are also underway on the railway superstructure for the recovery of disused tracks. This will create a vital lung for freight traffic linked to the port and for passenger traffic. On 7 April, the Port Authority started works on the reorganization of the level crossings at the port of Vado Ligure, which will be completed by the summer. While the via Piave plant will be fully automatic, the via Trieste plant will have a double working mode, with the possible exclusion of automation and control via remote control or telephone, to avoid prolonged closures that could cause congestion of road traffic on the local roads. There is also progress in digitalisation after the installation of the automated railway gate created by VIO as part of the European project Vamp Up, which automatically detects and makes available the information relating to the trains and containers in transit to and from the port. Rete Ferroviaria Italiana is the Italian railway infrastructure manager, subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato, a state-owned holding company. RFI is the owner of Italy’s railway network, it provides signalling, maintenance and other services for the railway network. Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority) Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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