Category: Royal Trains
European standards for interoperability in the TEN-T corridors and along the whole route Adriatica and role of the port of Trieste.
These are the two key points of the interview that Maurizio Gentile CEO of RFI, has issued a AGI.
"We are implementing European standards for interoperability, thus reaching the PC80 gauge, the one with four meters at the corner which means adjusting the tunnels, station shelters, moving signals, modules at 750 meters, so the length of the tracks in the stations. 750 meters means 2 thousand tons trains and then axial weight of 22 tons and a half axles ”.
"The corridor Baltic-Adriatic ends at Ravenna for the moment, but we are thinking of extending it on the whole Adriatic line. This, which extends up to Bari and even beyond, up to Taranto it is actually already a European standard guideline: we basically have the shape PC80 on the whole extended, the axial weight on the whole extended and we are working on the stations to realize also the modules at 750 meters ”.
"Trieste it is the most important reality from this point of view. The port is certainly the first in Italy for overall handling of goods. We are upgrading the basic bundle with another ten new tracks, four of which are 750 meters long; realizing a new system of automatic control of the movement of the trains, incorporating in this system also the control of the stations of Servola and of Aquilinia, to ensure that the new logistics platform of the port of Trieste. And, then, the direct connection to the VII pier.
This is to allow freight traffic to move more and more on rail than by road from the port Trieste to European, North European and Eastern European destinations, but also to connections with China and also a strong relationship with the rest of Italy and with the Italian regions ”.
The full interview is available by clicking here.