Italy Completes Rome-Naples High-Speed Line

The first extension to Italy's original Rome-to-Florence Direttissima high-speed rail line opens in December 12, 2005 between Rome and Naples. This will be the first line in Italy that will be controlled only by the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), comprising ETCS Level 2 signaling and GSM-R train radio. Opening of this high-speed line will be important not only for Italy, but also for the rest of Europe, because trains will be controlled by the ERTMS. The opening of the first 186 km of the 204.6 km Rome-Naples line in December will reduce the journey time by 18 minutes down to 1 hour 27 minutes. Preliminary work also commences in 2005 on the southern section of a new high-speed line that links Milan with Genoa.


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  • Accession Number: 01010431
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  • Created Date: Nov 11 2005 4:11PM