New double-track rail section opens between Catania Ognina and Catania Centrale

Sicilian Rail Network, two new stops inaugurated at Ognina and Europa


On 24 July 2017, the new double-track section between Catania Ognina and Catania Centrale was opened, in the presence of the Infrastructure and Transport Minister Graziano Delrio and of the top management of FS Group. The section will improve rail services between certain areas of the city of Catania and a number of large town’s in the metropolitan region.

Concomitantly with the opening of this section the two new stops of Catania Ognina and Catania Europa will also be opened. The new underground station of Picanello, however, will remain closed until early 2018, to allow time for completing the system installation works.

The event was also attended by the Italferr team engaged in the project, which is part of the broader regional rail development project, the key focus of which is speed enhancement on the Palermo – Catania – Messina line.