Verona-Padua high speed, 200 students visit the construction site and the archaeological excavations
About 200 students from lower secondary schools in the province of Verona were able to visit the Webuild construction sites of the Verona-Padua High Speed Railway Line, which allows the strengthening of sustainable mobility in Northern Italy, reducing C02 emissions by 298 thousand tons and 50% travel times on the overall route. Commissioned by RFI Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (FS Italiane Group), the new Verona-Padua line built by the Iricav Due Consortium, the General Contractor led by Webuild who is entrusted with the design and construction of the section.
The didactic visit in the archaeological area
The educational visit organized by Webuild in full compliance with anti-Covid regulations, together with the Municipal Administration and the Archaeological Superintendency of Verona, it was born from the recent discovery of some Roman tombs, the only archaeological finds in the area. An opportunity for lower secondary school students to closely observe the finds that have come to light and the preliminary activities linked to the construction of the work. The event is part of the program of initiatives to reach the public to the construction site realities managed by Webuild with the collaboration of clients and local administrations, initiatives always based on the principle of maximum transparency, which also includes the installation of active construction site webcams to follow construction activities in real time.
The work and the costs
The new Verona-Padua HS / HC line provides for an estimated total investment of approximately € 4.8 billion, of which € 2.7 billion for the First Functional Lot to be completed by 2026, contributing to the relaunch of employment in Italy with the creation of approximately 4,000 direct and indirect jobs. A contribution to the economic recovery of the country which, for the sector of infrastructures, today sees the Webuild Group engaged in the implementation of 27 infrastructure projects, together with a supply chain of 7,000 companies. Overall, the new 76.5 km long AV / AC Verona-Padua line will cross 21 municipalities, quadrupling the existing line and increasing the intermodal transport hub of the Northern Italy area. In fact, the project is part of the Turin-Milan-Venice HS / HC line and is located in the Mediterranean Corridor, a strategic trans-European transport network (TEN-T). A connection that will facilitate both trade between Europe and Asia, and those between the southern regions and eastern Europe.
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October 6, 2021 (change October 6, 2021 | 21:41)
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