Customer: Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), a limited company (SpA) wholly owned by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, responsible for managing the infrastructure of the National Railways.
Opportunity: Interoperability of the railway lines along the Lisbon – Kiev European corridor via the installation of ERTMS/ETCS L 2 signalling systems.
The project The most important technology contract in the history of RFI, after the HS project, was awarded to the Consortium led by Ansaldo STS, in which SITE has the second-largest share of the work.
The plan includes the technological upgrade of the Turin-Padua railway lines. The field work will take many years, involving multiple technologies focused on the installation of innovative signalling systems. This project includes a new production start-up for SITE. In particular, the range of railway safety products developed by SITE at its Ozzano site will be extended to include Impedance Bonds, for which SITE has been licensed by Ansaldo. Further professional growth is reflected in the technical offer, as RFI – faced with such a vast and complex project – assigned responsibility for preparing the Final Project to the selected suppliers.
Advantages: In addition to ensuring the interoperability of the railway lines along the Lisbon – Kiev European corridor, this technological upgrade will have considerable benefits for regional and commuter traffic: trains will be more regular, ancillary services will be more efficient, maintenance will be improved and the cost of using the infrastructure will be lowered.
Future developments: The success of this project will enable SITE to participate in technological improvement projects along other stretches of the Lisbon – Kiev European corridor.
Multistation Computerised Central Equipment (ACCM)
Innovative Lock-and-Block system
SCMT Automatic Train Control System based on the exchange of information with line-side equipment.