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20 November 2023
The tunnel boring machine 'Aurora' plays a leading role in the construction of the Grottaminarda tunnel

The first access of the "Aurora" TBM to the excavation chamber of the Grottaminarda tunnel, the first of three tunnels along the Apice-Hirpinia section - an integral part of the new HS/HC Naples-Bari line - was performed in hyperbaric mode. The preliminary activities prior to the start of excavation benefited from the synergic dialogue between the Contractor's team and the Works Supervision condu...

30 October 2023
Lamezia Terme – Catanzaro Lido line

Work continues on the implementation of the ERTMS technology/infrastructure upgrade on the Lamezia Terme - Catanzaro Lido line. The contract, which falls within the scope of the interventions under NRRP financing, is related to the Framework Agreement 2 Lot 4, for which on 28 August 2023, the formal Delivery of Works of the Applicative Execution Contract No. 04/2023 (Progress Rail Signaling S.p.A...

17 October 2023
The Bari SS 16 ring road

During the night of Tuesday, 17 October, the technicians of Italferr, the engineering company of the FS Group's Infrastructure Hub, led the activities on the new Northbound carriageway of the Bari SS16 Ring Road (scheduled to open to traffic on Saturday, 21 October) for the diversion of traffic from the carriageway in provisional configuration, thereby activating the first two lanes of the new ro...

12 October 2023
Bentley Systems Awards: Italferr wins the Survey and Monitoring category

At the 2023 Going Digital Award of Infrastructure competition organised by the infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems and that envisages 12 award categories, Italferr was one of the leading participants of the event with two projects selected for the finals from out of the over 300 candidates coming from 235 companies representing 51 countries. Digital Twin of St. Peter’s Bas...

06 October 2023
Italferr: another important milestone is reached in the Turin-Lyon railway project

Italferr once again takes center stage in the construction of the Turin-Lyon line. On 6 October, the official presentation ceremony of the second TBM for the construction of 23 km of tunnel on the new Turin-Lyon railway line, French side, was held at the Herennknecht plant in Schwanau, Germany. Attending the ceremony were the contracting authority TELT, Works Supervision representatives of the S2...

29 September 2023
Italferr: engineering of excellence and challenging results in India

In September 2023, the excavation of 50% of the total length of the Main Tunnel and of the Escape Tunnel of the new Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway line in India, which runs 125 km into the Himalayan mountain range towards the Chinese border, was completed. It consists of two parallel tunnels: the first railway tunnel (Main Tunnel) and the second emergency road tunnel (Escape Tunnel), each about 11...

17 September 2023
Rome-Sulmona line, a first step towards the Lunghezza-Guidonia line doubling project

On 17 September, the provisional track variant of the Rome-Sulmona railway line, in proximity of the new Guidonia Collefiorito station, was put into operation. The works, which fall within the scope of two separate contracts, one for Civil Engineering Works and the other for Superstructure, Electric Traction, Signalling and Telecommunications, were conducted under the Works Supervision of Italfer...

30 August 2023
Italferr among the top international design firms according to ENR 2023

For the fifth consecutive year, Italferr has confirmed its standing among the top international design firms, according to the annual ranking of the US weekly, widely regarded as one of the most authoritative publications of the construction, engineering and architecture industry. The engineering firm of FS Group's Infrastructure Hub has improved its standing on last year, ranking 143rd among the...

09 August 2023
Brenner Tunnel: completion of the Isarco Underpass works

Construction of the “Isarco Underpass” for the Brenner Basis Tunnel has beensuccessfully completed. Italferr, the Engineering Company in the Gruppo FS's Infrastructures Hub, in consortium with other companies, headed Direction of Works for all the works execution phases.   This was a great challenge with complex works, essential to upgrading the Verona – Innsbruck – Monaco main line, (TEN-T CORE ...

08 August 2023
Naples-Bari Line - Grottaminarda tunnel excavation begins

With starting up of the Aurora tunnel boring machine, the mechanical mole that is 100 metres long, with 18 motors and total power of 6,3 Megawatts, excavation began on the Grottaminarda tunnel in the Avellino Province, on the section between Apice and Hirpinia of the new Naples - Bari HS/HC line. Italferr, the Engineering Company at Gruppo FS's Infrastructure Hub, has been entrusted with Directio...