Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Italian airport of Malpensa to improve connections between terminals

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

Creation date: July 6, 2011

The European Union will co-finance a study which will lay the groundwork to connect Terminals 1 and 2 with a rail link at Malpensa airport, in Northern Italy. The EU contribution to the study will be just over €1 million from the 2010 TEN-T Annual Call. Once completed, the study will allow for the immediate launch of the tendering procedures, hence speeding up the realisation of the construction of the rail link.


Malpensa airport is already connected to Italy’s high speed rail network, with “Frecciarossa” trains being able to reach the airport directly from Milan and/or from the Florence/Bologna section. However, at present, Terminals 1 and 2 of the airport do not have a direct rail link.


The “MXPT2LINK-UP” named study represents a fundamental step towards the realisation of this rail link. It will deliver the final design of the proposed rail link (3.8 km in length), which will also include a new railway station to be located at Terminal 2.


Once completed, the study will enable governmental and regional funding to be secured and the works phase to begin.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



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