Naples-Bari High-Speed Railway. Hirpinia-Orsara section

New contract
High Speed Railways

Progress status


Data updated to September 2021

SDG Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile
Climate action Climate action
Industry innovation and infrastructure Industry innovation and infrastructure


The project involves the executive design and construction of the Orsara-Hirpinia section of the Napoli-Bari high-speed railway. The contract is part of the upgrading of the railway between Naples and Bari to prepare it to become part of the fifth corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) that would run between Helsinki and Valetta. The railway project has been identified as a priority under the government’s so-called Sblocca Italia (Unlock Italy) decree that is assigning investments to strategic infrastructure.

The new Orsara-Hirpinia section will be about 28 kilometres long and run mostly in a tunnel for about 27 kilometres. The speed at which the trains will be able to reach along the new line is 250 kilometres per hour apart from when they are at the open extremities where they will reach 200 kilometres per hour.

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The project, which will allow for the creation of 15,000 jobs, represents the latest contribution by the Group to the development of sustainable mobility in Italy, especially in the southern region, which the country is pursuing with greater determination, also with new investments in southern Italy by means of the resources of the Piano Nazionale di Ripresa and Resilienza (National Plan of Recovery and Resilience).