New Ferrandina - Matera La Martella line

New Ferrandina - Matera La Martella line

The project for the new line shall connect the city of Matera to the national railway infrastructure via a 20-kilometre single-track electrified line.

The Matera La Martella station will be serviced by both a direct connection to the Ferrandina station and a connection to the north.

The project will render it possible to establish long-distance railway connections between Matera and the High Speed system as well as to enhance the local public transport offering within the area in terms of frequency and quality.

Vera Fiorani was appointed Extraordinary Governmental Commissioner for completion of the works.


  • The main objective of the project is to provide the city of Matera with a connection to the national railway network, with the possibility of establishing long-distance services with Rome and local public transport with Potenza and Taranto.
120 km/h maximum speed
20 total kilometres
429 mln € in investments

Work progress status

  • Design
    Since 2019
  • Permits
    Since 2022
  • Tenders
    Since 2022
  • Start of work
    Since 2023
  • End of work
    Since 2026

Ferrandina - Matera La Martella - Ferrandina - Matera La Martella

Stages of progression: WORKS 

  • Design end date: 2019
  • End date of the authorisation process: 2022
  • Date of tender publication: 2022
  • Start date of executive design and implementation: 2023
  • Work end date: 2026
  • Activation date: December 2026