Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Rail 2003-IT-606-S 

Upgrade of the Turin-Modane line and the Turin freight bypass


The scheme is located on Priority Project 6, next to the centrepiece tunnel that will join Lyon and Turin.


The objective of the project is twofold:

  • Preparatory activities and launch of the preliminary project for the freight railway bypass in Turin, between Settimo Torinese and Bussoleno
  • Studies for the upgrading of the existing railway line Turin-Modane, which followed a cooperation agreement between the governments ofFranceandItaly. More in detail, the studies include the following elements:
    - Upgrading to gauge B+ for the transport of trucks on the wagons ("ferroutage")
    - Upgrading of the Frejus tunnel to the latest safety requirements
    - Better environmental integration of the line


This project has been completed.




National budget:



Total project cost covered by this Decision:


Percentage of EU support:


Studies: 50%

EU contribution:




Download the Info Sheet about this project:

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Member States involved:



Implementation schedule:

Start date: January 2003

End date: December 2008



 Republic of Italy


Implementing body:

 Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A.


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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