Turin–Milan high-speed railway

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0.00 Torino Porta Nuova
to Pinerolo and Torre Pellice/Genoa
1.465 to Bardonecchia and France
4.233 Torino Porta Susa
Dora Riparia River
to Ceres (link closed in 2006)
6.204 Torino Dora
Stura di Lanzo River
10.898 Torino Stura
Milan-Turin Autostrada
Old Turin–Milan line
to Pont Canavese
Malone River
Orco Torrent
Ferrovia Aosta - Chivasso
21.585 Western entrance to Rondissone Tunnel
23.273 Eastern entrance to Rondissone Tunnel
Dora Baltea River
31.798 PM[1] Cigliano
(0.000) Vercellese west interconnection
Old Turin–Milan line
(6.120) Bianzè
Old Turin–Milan line
38.647 PM Alice Castello
Autostrada A4/A26 - European route E25
Santhià–Biella railway
Elvo Torrent
Santhià–Arona railway
Cervo Torrent
Sesia River
68.206 PC[2] Recetto
Autostrada A26
Biella–Novara railway
Lines between Novara and Varallo, Domodossola and Arona
Novara west interconnection
Saronno–Novara railway
(3.675) Novara Boschetto
Old Turin–Milan line
(3.675) Novara Nord
To Saronno
Ticino River
102.731 PC Marcallo
Old Turin–Milan line
Autostrada A4
122.043 PM Rho Fiera
Old Turin–Milan line and line from Domodossola
122.495 Rho Fiera
Milano Certosa
To Passante and Milano Porta Garibaldi
Milan–Saronno railway
Milan–Asso railway
To Chiasso and Switzerland, Verona, Venice, Bologna and Genoa
0.000 Milano Centrale

The Turin–Milan high-speed railway line is a link in the Italian high-speed rail network. It is part of Corridor 5 of the European Union's Trans-European high-speed rail network, which connects Lisbon and Kiev. The section between Turin and Novara opened on 10 February 2006, while the remainder opened on 5 December 2009.

The route is 125 kilometres (78 mi) long (98 kilometres (61 mi) in Piedmont and 27 kilometres (17 mi) in Lombardy) and crosses the territory of 41 municipalities. The estimated cost of the works is €2,580 million (€20.6 million per kilometre). The flatness of the countryside has allowed 80% (approximately 100 km) of the track to be built at ground level, with a small amount of line built in cuttings, approximately 15% (about 20 kilometres (12 mi)) on viaducts, and about 5% (nearly 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)) in cut-and-cover tunnel. Among the most important structures is the 3.8 kilometre-long Santhià Viaduct and the 600 metre-long Pregnana Milanese Tunnel.[3] Most of the line closely follows the south side of the Milan-Turin Autostrada.

The 85-kilometre (53 mi) section between Turin and Novara was inaugurated on 10 February for the 2006 Olympics in Turin.[4] The 40-kilometre (25 mi) section between Novara and Milan was officially opened on 5 December 2009.[5]


  1. ^ "Posto di movimento", that is a passing loop, allowing slower trains to be overtaken.
  2. ^ "Posti di comunicazione", that is a crossover.
  3. ^ "Torino-Milano: il tracciato" (in Italian). Ferrovie dello Stato. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Milano–Novara progress". Today's Railways Europe. February 2008: 50. 
  5. ^ "Milano–Novara and Bologna–Firenze HSLs open". Today's Railways Europe. February 2010: 12. 

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