Lamezia Terme-Catanzaro Lido-Dorsale Jonica

Lamezia Terme-Catanzaro Lido-Dorsale Jonica

The project envisages the infrastructural upgrading by means of speeding up the Lamezia Terme-Settingiano section and the electrification of the Lamezia Terme-Catanzaro Lido and Sibari-Crotone-Catanzaro Lido extents. These planned interventions will increase the performance of the network and facilitate connections to/from the Lamezia airport.

Roberto Pagone was appointed Extraordinary Governmental Commissioner for completion of the works.


  • Completion of the interventions that will make it possible to enhance the connections between the Ionian and Tyrrhenian lines and improve accessibility with Lamezia Terme.
  • Line electrification that makes it possible to extend the long-distance north-south connections as far as Catanzaro Lido without the need to change traction in the Sibari station. 
  • The creation of the infrastructural conditions for a reinterpretation of the service model for local public transport through electrification along the entire Sibari-Catanzaro Lido-Lamezia Terme Centrale link.
  • Savings in journey times along the Sibari-Catanzaro Lido and Lamezia-Catanzaro Lido routes. 
150 km/h maximum speed
215 total kilometres
438 mln € in investments

Work progress status

  • Design
    Since 2022
  • Permits
  • Awarding tenders
  • Start of work
  • End of work
    Since 2026

Lamezia Terme - Catanzaro Lido dorsale Jonica - Lamezia Terme - Catanzaro Lido dorsale Jonica

Stages of progression: TENDERS

  • Design end date: 2022
  • Activation Date: june 2026
  • Date of tender publication: 2023