The project envisages the construction of a new Command and Control Apparatus in the Tortona station, work on the infrastructure for connection with the Terzo Valico dei Giovi and the quadrupling of the Tortona-Voghera section at some 16 kilometres alongside the existing route. These interventions will allow a separation of traffic flows between the Turin/Alessandria-Piacenza connections and the Milan-Genoa connections, ensuring a reduction of interference in the systems and a simultaneous increase in capacity.

Vincenzo Macello was appointed Extraordinary Governmental Commissioner for completion of the works.


  • The project shall allow for an overall increase in capacity from 10 trains/hour/direction on the current line to 20 trains/hour/direction on the two lines overall. 
  • At the same time, the regularity of traffic will also be improved through the specialisation of traffic on the two lines.
200 km/h maximum speed
16 total kilometres
700 mln € in investments

Work progress status

  • Design
    Since 2022
  • Permits
    In progress
  • Tenders
  • Star of work
  • End of work
    Since 2030


Stages of progression: PERMITS

  • Design end date: 2022
  • Activation Date: 2030