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September 27, 2011

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RFI Agreement - Port Authority of Genoa to develop the rail service to the port

Planned upgrading and improving the intermodality boat / train

Today in Rome the managing director of Italian Railway Network - RFI (Italian State Railways Group), Michele Mario Elia, and the president of the Port Authority of Genoa, Luigi Merlo, signed an agreement that aims to develop rail traffic serving the Port of Genoa by strengthening and improving the intermodal ship / train with the launch of the works of the port infrastructure development.

Among the planned measures include the strengthening of rail links between the port area and the park Bettolo Health-rail Campasso, modernizing the port of Voltri Sea furnishings and the first phase of the beam power rails "Outside the Wall" .

"With the FS group and RFI - Luigi Merlo said - after months of joint technical investigation, we found full agreement.With today's agreement opens an important new phase in relations and cooperation between port and rail operations in terms of upgrading infrastructure and intermodal. "

The Genoese port authority said that "the project is part of an important and wide-ranging plan of investment put in by RFI and Port Authority, which, once completed, will achieve the objective of a modal split of 40% by rail the total cargo handled at the port. The full development of freight transport by rail, connected to the expansion of the port system, in Genoa give a decisive contribution to the decongestion of road traffic and lower pollution levels. "
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