The project envisages the construction of a new line as a variant of the route from Avigliana to the Orbassano transport hub, for a total development of some 24 kilometres, of which about 17 kilometres is in tunnels. Preliminary work is also planned for restoring operation of the Orbassano transport hub along with enhancing the performance of the existing Bussoleno-Avigliana line through technological upgrading, adaptation to the technical specifications of interoperability, the elimination of certain level crossings, the construction of two new signalling controls and the acoustic restoration of the line.

Calogero Mauceri was appointed Extraordinary Governmental Commissioner for completion of the works.


  • The project shall see an overall increase in capacity from 10 trains/hour/direction on the current line to 20 trains/hour/direction on the two lines overall.
  • The regularity of traffic will also be improved through the specialisation of traffic on the two lines.
  • For the long-distance trains that will run on the new line, a reduction in journey times may also be achieved.
  • Possibility of managing trains up to 750 metres long in the Turin-Orbassano facility.
220 km/h maximum speed
24 total kilometres
1,913 mld € in investments

Work progress status

  • Design
    Since 2020
  • Permits
    Since 2022
  • Tenders
    Since 2022
  • Start of work
    Dal 2023
  • End of work
    Since 2026

Adaptation of the historic Bussoleno-Avigliana line - Adaptation of the historic Bussoleno-Avigliana line

  • Activation Date: since 2027 by steps

Avigliana Orbassano transport hub - Avigliana Orbassano transport hub

Stages of progression: DESIGN

  • Activation Date: June 2026

Avigliana Scalo Orbassano

Stages of progression: WORKS

  • Start date of executive design and implementation: 2023
  • Activation Date: with timing consistent with the commissioning of the Base Tunnel (2032)