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07 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:33 GMT+2

July 15, 2020

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Agreement to upgrade the penultimate rail mile at the port of Civitavecchia

Works expected to be around 11 million euros

Today Lazio Region, Port Authority of the Sea Tirreno Northern Centre, and Italian Railway Network (RFI) signed an agreement for "Development and Security infrastructure in the port of Civitavecchia." The agreement includes a series of priority interventions aimed at immediate redevelopment and upgrading of the network railways and, as a result, the development of the related traffic freight and passenger flows. In particular, Planned interventions involve maintenance activities aimed at increasing the security of the connecting the station and the port and the construction of a passenger station in the port area.

The economic and financial burdens of the interventions, which result estimated at around 11 million euros, will be paid by the ADSP, upon obtaining the funds from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. The port authority has made it clear that The instruction has recently received the favourable opinion of the Public Works Procurement.

In addition, the port authority has specified that the works today's agreement will be in place with the project for the implementation of new binary beams within the scope port that provides for a new diverted connection with the port terminal and automotive terminal. The estimated cost of The latter interventions amounted to about 18 million euros AdSP as part of the port's development plan.

"Both the interventions covered by today's agreement and the further works of realization of "last mile railways" which, together, cost 29 million euros Euro - explained the President of the ADSP, Francesco Maria di Majo - will also be made through direct (regional, regional) contributions (national and European) and EIB mortgages. So let's continue to focus on infrastructure projects that can strengthen the relationship synergistic and functional between the ports of Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Gaeta and the Lazio interports and distribution centres, giving focus on the environmental benefits of lower number of kilometres travelled compared to other ports national countries'.

"Today's agreement," Majo continued, "defines, finally, within a clear legal framework, based on synergistic collaboration, the destination and use of RFI's rail asset in the port area. In terms of competitiveness, for the port of Civitavecchia rail infrastructure is now crucial to the development segments of traffic, especially in export. Today's agreement creates favourable conditions for development of traffic in the port area, while also intermodal transport of passengers and goods to and from the scope Port. In close harmony with the contents of the current Plan Three-year operations that, among the short-term objectives, the safety of the rail link the station and the port and the construction of a passenger station port sector.' "This project - added the President of the AdSP - fits, moreover, in the context of the constitution of the Lazio Simplified Logistics Zone (ZLS) whose development also goes from a high level of links, to low environmental impact, the Ports of Rome and Lazio to the capital industrial areas, interports and distribution centers Lazio.'

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