Turin–Milan high-speed railway

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Turin–Milan high-speed railway
Nouvelle gare TGV de Turin Porta Susa.jpg
Overview
Type High-speed
Status Operational
Locale Italy
Termini Torino Porta Susa
Milano Centrale
Operation
Opened 10 February 2006
Owner RFI
Operator(s) Trenitalia
Technical
Line length 148.3 km (92.1 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 25 kV AC
Route map

(0.000)
Torino Lingotto
0.000
Torino Porta Nuova
1.092
0.000
start of Turin-Novara
1.400
Copertura Trincea tunnel
(2253 m)
1.465
Zappata 4-way junction
2.139
Crocetta junction
3.653
4-track tunnel to the east
(4446 m)
3.943
Torino Porta Susa
opened 2008
3.943
Torino Porta Susa
1856–2009
Torino Dora (under reconstruction)
to Ceres
(9.359)
Torino Rebaudengo Fossata
8.099
10.935
Torino Stura
12.347
0.216
Stura ex junction
0.938
signalling change
21.585
Rondissone artificial tunnel
(1688 m)
23.273
31.798
Cigliano
crossing loops
(0.000)
Vercelli west link
(6.120)
Bianzè
38.647
Alice Castello
crossing loops
Elvo torrent
Sesia river
68.206
Recetto
crossover
84.686
(0.000)
Novara West junction
(Novara western link)
(3.675)
Novara Boschetto
(3.810)
Novara FNM
102.731
Marcallo
crossover
121.700
signalling change
122.043
Rho
Fiera crossing loops
122.495
Rho Fiera
opened 2008
126.589
8.526
Milano Certosa
Milano Villapizzone
opened 2002
Milano Bovisa FS
closed 1997
Scalo Farini
Milano Porta Garibaldi
Left arrowopened 1963 (surface)
Left arrowLeft arrowopened 1997 (underground)
0.000
Milano Centrale
Source: Italian railway atlas[1]

The Turin–Milan high-speed railway line is a link in the Italian high-speed rail network. It is part of Corridor 5 of the European Union's Trans-European high-speed rail network, which connects Lisbon and Kiev. The section between Turin and Novara opened on 10 February 2006, while the remainder opened on 5 December 2009.

The route is 125 kilometres (78 mi) long (98 kilometres (61 mi) in Piedmont and 27 kilometres (17 mi) in Lombardy) and crosses the territory of 41 municipalities. The estimated cost of the works is €2,580 million (€20.6 million per kilometre). The flatness of the countryside has allowed 80% (approximately 100 km) of the track to be built at ground level, with a small amount of line built in cuttings, approximately 15% (about 20 kilometres (12 mi)) on viaducts, and about 5% (nearly 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)) in cut-and-cover tunnel. Among the most important structures is the 3.8 kilometre-long Santhià Viaduct and the 600 metre-long Pregnana Milanese Tunnel.[2] Most of the line closely follows the south side of the Milan-Turin Autostrada.

The 85-kilometre (53 mi) section between Turin and Novara was inaugurated on 10 February for the 2006 Olympics in Turin.[3] The 40-kilometre (25 mi) section between Novara and Milan was officially opened on 5 December 2009.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlante ferroviario s'Italia e Slovenia [Italian and Slovenian railway atlas)] (1 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2010. pp. 19–21, 31, 120, 124, 130–33. ISBN 978-3-89494-129-1. 
  2. ^ "Torino-Milano: il tracciato" (in Italian). Ferrovie dello Stato. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Milano–Novara progress". Today's Railways Europe. February 2008: 50. 
  4. ^ "Milano–Novara and Bologna–Firenze HSLs open". Today's Railways Europe. February 2010: 12. 


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