Milan–Genoa railway

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0.000 Milano Centrale
to Domodossola and Turin (high-speed and traditional)
(to Chiasso and Lecco)
Belt line / from Milano Greco Pirelli
3.779 Milano Lambrate
"Bologna" line (L) / Cintura ("belt") line (R)
to Venice and Verona HSL
from Venice
Passante (Pioltello branch)
Passante (Rogoredo branch)
Southern belt line
9.567
0.000
Milano Rogoredo
To Bologna
Milan western ring road - E35
8.208 Locate Triulzi
Lambro Meridionale
10.835 Pieve Emanuelesince 2013 [1]
13.207 Villamaggiore
20.865 Certosa di Pavia
Naviglio Pavese
from Mantua
28.603 Pavia
Ticino
Tangenziale Ovest di Pavia
30.000
23.462
Chainage change
Gravellone junction(To VercelliAlessandria)
from Cava Carbonara (until 1916)[2]
19.245 San Martino Siccomario-Cava Manara
Po
12.584 Bressana – Bottarone
To Stradella
7.370 Lungavilla
Autostrada A21 Turin–Brescia
0.000/38.358 From Piacenza / Varzi Closed 1966
38.118 Voghera
30.663 Pontecurone
21.915/0.000 Tortona
To Alessandria and Novi Ligure
Carbonara Scrivia
10.306 Villalvernia
15.847 Cassano Spinola
StazzanoSerravalle
Autostrada A7 Milan–Genoa
From Turin
24.511 Arquata Scrivia
125.752 Rigoroso
128.437 Pietrabissara
133.205 Isola del Cantone
137.017Ronco Scrivia
140.688 Borgo Fornari
142.270 Busalla
Giovi Tunnel
13.248 Mignanego
148.288 Piano orizzontale dei Giovi
Campomorone viaduct
152.690 Genova Pontedecimo
154.136 Genova San Biagioopened 11.12.2005
156.752 Genova Bolzaneto
From Acqui Terme
Polcevera Viaduct
To Ventimiglia
Genova Sampierdarena
Granarolo Tunnel
0.980 Genova Via di Francia
Genova Piazza Principe
Genova Brignole
To La Spezia and Pisa

The Genoa–Milan railway is a major Italian rail line, connecting the cities of Genoa and Milan. It is 157 km (98 mi) long and fully electrified at 3,000V DC. Passenger traffic is managed by Trenitalia.

History[edit]

The bridge over the Po at Bressana Bottarone

Unlike the Turin-Genoa line, the Milan-Genoa line was not built as a single project. Instead it developed from the joining of different lines by a shortcut. The first part of the line from Milan to Genoa is the section from Milano Rogoredo to Pavia, which was opened on 10 May 1862 as a branch off the line from Milano Centrale to Piacenza, opened on 14 November 1861. Earlier, on 25 January 1858, the Alessandria-Tortona-Voghera-Casteggio line opened to the public along with the connection between Tortona and Novi Ligure, providing good connections to the by now completed Turin-Genoa line. On 14 November 1867 the opening to traffic of the rail link from Pavia to Voghera completed the link between Milan and Genoa.

The section between Genoa and Novi Ligure over the Giovi Pass used by both the Turin-Genoa and the Milan-Genoa lines, however, was extremely difficult and therefore a new link between Arquata Scrivia and Tortona was built which was opened on 1 October 1916, completing the current form of the line, except for improvements made in Genoa and the deviation opened in 2007 between Milan Rogoredo and Locate Triulzi replacing the 1862 route.

High speed line[edit]

A project has been under development since 1991 for a high speed line between Genoa and Milan (also known as “third Giovi pass”). In 2006 the ‘’Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning’’ of the Italian Government approved the final draft of this proposal.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Impianti FS. In: ″I Treni″ Nr. 361 (July–August 2013), p. 8.
  2. ^ Ferrovie dello Stato, Ordine di Servizio n. 173, 1916