Naples-Bari high-speed railway line. Apice-Hirpinia section

Connection between Benevento and Avellino in the Naples-Bari HS/HC railway lin

High Speed Railways

Start of works

January 2021

Progress status


Data updated to November 2021

Apice, Bari, Italy
SDG Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile
Climate action Climate action
Industry innovation and infrastructure Industry innovation and infrastructure

A section of the Naples-Bari HS/HC railway line, part of the European TEN-T railway corridor

The Apice-Hirpinia section is part of the Naples-Bari high-speed-high capacity railway line, part of the European programme for sustainable transport: the Transport European Network (TEN-T) corridor. In particular, the Naples – Bari Itinerary is included in the Scandinavia-Mediterranean Corridor, which will connect Finland to Malta, passing through Denmark, Germany, Austria and Italy.

The Apice-Hirpinia lot project involves building the Hirpinia station and an 18.7 kilometer long section connecting Benevento to Avellino, as well as three natural tunnels and four viaducts.

Technical data

Length of the section (km)


Route Speed (km/h)


Natural tunnels


Supply chain: the 300 companies creating high speed for the South of Italy

There are 300 companies in the supply chain, working together with Webuild, to strengthen the Naples railway node, to benefit transport and travel in Southern Italy, while also redeveloping the entire Naples-Benevento-Foggia-Bari transversal axis.


A major sustainable mobility project for Southern Italy

The new HS / HC Naples-Bari line will bring fast trains to Southern Italy for the first time. The project constitutes an important part of the European TEN-T program for sustainable transport, which aims to transfer 50% of the currently road freight traffic to iron by 2050, triple the high-speed rail network and connect the main sea ports to the railways and reduce emissions from transport by 60%.

The Naples-Bari HS / HC line will allow trains to travel at 130 km / h through numerous internal territories to connect communities and economies at risk of depopulation, reducing travel times from Puglia to Campania, Lazio and the rest of the center northern Italy and vice versa.

The expected benefits for the areas crossed by the project are significant: demographic growth of around 90 thousand people, 1.6% GDP growth and 3.6% increase in residents’ income.

Advantages and benefits of the work

Reduction in travel times

– 25%

Expected passengers per year


CO2 emissions avoidable per year

53,000 t


The bullet train travelling South

The South of Italy and its development through infrastructure: two works to relaunch the South of Italy, through the words of who has worked in the construction site of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria and on the Naples-Bari high-speed railway line project