THE CONSTRUCTION SITE FOR THE LAYING OF THE ARIANNA® SLAB TRACK STARTS IN CATANIA ON CIRCUMETNEA
In CATANIA the construction work has begun on the innovative Ballastless pre-stressed precast plate ARIANNA® railway system, in the tunnel connecting Nesima to Misterbianco stations, the first part of the project to upgrade and transform the Ferrovia Circumetnea (FCE) in the urban areas of Catania and Misterbianco.
After the various preliminary works already carried out, therefore, we enter the most structural part of the project.
There will be two areas of intervention for the construction of the double track: from the Nesima station, the start of the laying of the ARIANNA® railway line, continuing in the direction of Paternò until the Fontana station and beyond.
This first section will be completed by 2020.
The second area, which includes all the slab track system complete with simple communications, will reach the station of Monte Po’ and will be completed by March 2021.
From this date, a new slab track section modern and functional will therefore be available for FCE, but, above all, it will be homogeneous with all the pre-stressed plate slab track system already in use along the existing line which, even after 30 years of honoured service, still has a long life ahead of it.