One Works was appointed, as part of the IIRICAV DUE Consortium (Webuild, Astaldi, and Hitachi Rail), to deliver the first section of a new high-speed and high-capacity railway line between Verona and Padua, including the 14 technical buildings and two key stations.
Commissioned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), part of FS Italiane, the section of high-speed line will see a total investment by RFI of 2.7 billion euros. It is set to be finished by 2027 and will measure 44.2km, crossing 13 municipalities between Verona and Bivio Vicenza. The existing railway will be quadrupled, dramatically improving trains services and bolstering connections to the European network.
The purpose of the works will be the final multidisciplinary design (structural, hydraulic, plant engineering, maintenance plans, etc.) of 14 technical buildings, including relative electrical substations and yards, as well as two key station buildings. These stations are namely Lonigo Station, which will be demolished then rebuilt, and Montebello Station, which will include significant upgrades subject to STI adjustments. In addition, the assignment will also provide assistance during construction and the execution of partial tests and technical-administrative testing, as well as the development of as-built documentation.
Within One Works’ scope of works, Lonigo Station will see the greatest architectural intervention with the demolition of the existing structure, to make way for the new High-Speed line, and a new functional station that is deserving of the local community. The new station will also include the introduction of new connections with the public square in front, a new underpass, new quays and new pedestrian shelters.
With regards to the Montebello Station, the project includes the adaptation to the TSI-PRM of the existing station (classified as Bronze <500 average visitors / day) by introducing a series of adjustments such as new modular shelters, new PPO (obstacle-free path), new fences and access gates for maintenance; extension of the existing underpass that connects the new parking lot to the south; and other interventions.
The project, part of the high-speed/high-capacity railway between Milan and Venice, will belong to the Mediterranean Corridor that will link Spain and Ukraine. As one of the strategic trans-European transport corridors (TEN-T core network), it will support traffic between Europe and Asia. In Europe, meanwhile, it will handle traffic between the southern and eastern regions. With the addition of the line between Milan and Venice to the national network, 75 per cent of the Italian population will have access to high-speed rail service.