This project involves the construction of a new railway line with High Speed characteristics for the Salerno-Reggio Calabria track, constituting a strategic passenger and freight route connecting the north and south of the country.
There are also plans to build several stops along the new line and to double the Paola-Cosenza section through the new Santomarco Tunnel in order to upgrade the freight route to the Port of Gioia Tauro. The interventions will ensure greater accessibility to the railway system and the possibility of developing new passenger traffic along the north-south axis of the peninsula, which would also benefit connections to and from Sicily.
The entire route from Salerno to Reggio Calabria was divided into functional Lots. Considering the size and cost of the entire project, the study carried out identified possible intermediate scenarios in terms of time, defining amongst the various Lots the priorities that would produce the greatest benefits for the route.
Vera Fiorani was appointed Extraordinary Governmental Commissioner for completion of the works.