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Railway technologies

Developed according to plans established with the state to improve the performance of infrastructure in terms of safety, speed, capacity, punctuality, quality of service to transport companies and to travellers, railway technologies include the grouping of electro-magnetic, electronic and automated systems and equipment which, overseen by operators who are both on board the train and on the ground, help to ensure that the entire network can be travelled safely. It also ensures the support and improved efficiency of all the other processes connected with railway work, from maintenance of the lines, to giving information to the public, network electrification, and CCTV monitoring of company assets.

Integrated infrastructure

So as to encourage a perceptible change towards integrated passenger and goods infrastructure, investments have been planned both for the conventional network and for the High Speed/High Capacity network and the TEN-T European corridors.

The Terzo Valico, the Brenner Base Tunnel and the Turin-Lyon line are part of a project to complete the Italian part of the four TEN-T Corridors which cross our country and link the most densely populated European regions, which are the most industrial and productive.

Resources have also been set aside to strengthen infrastructure and technologies in urban hubs in the big cities. Finally, in the South construction work has begun on the high-speed/high-capacity Naples-Bari line and in Sicily the Palermo-Catania-Messina route.

With the inclusion in Anas as of 2018, the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group has a railway and road infrastructure network extending approximately 44,000 kilometres. In addition to the integration of infrastructure, the objective is to optimise the networks' operating and maintenance costs, enhancing the quality and safety standards of the road and rail network.