Tunnelling is expected to get underway towards the end of this summer at Saint-Martin-la-Porte in France on the test bore for the base tunnel planned to carry a high speed […]
The European Union is expected to contribute 40% of the estimated total cost within the framework of the Transeuropean Transport Networks priority project.
It is estimated that by 2035 there will be a considerable reduction in heavy truck traffic across the French-Italian Alps.
With the new rail link a large portion of freight traffic will be shifted from road to rail and travel time for passengers will be considearbly shortened.
It is something more than a mere connection between Italy and France; it is the missing link in the intersection of two large axes of communication uniting Europe from North to South and from East to West.
The modernization of the existing line fails to meet the future needs of freight traffic and to maximize its shift from road to rail.