Verona-Padua High-Speed/High-Capacity Railway

Italy in the strategic network of the Mediterranean Corridor

High Speed Railways

Start of works

August 2020

Progress status


Data updated to November 2021

Verona, Italia
SDG Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile
Climate action Climate action
Industry innovation and infrastructure Industry innovation and infrastructure

Verona and Padua will be served by the high speed of the Mediterranean Corridium

The high-speed-high-capacity Verona-Padua railway line crosses the territory of the provinces of Verona, Vicenza and Padua. It is part of the east-west Turin-Milan-Venice transversal line, included in the Leone-Kiev European corridor no ° 5: the Mediterranean Corridor connecting Spain to the Ukrainian border.

The overall project spreads over a 76.5-kilometer route, crossing 22 municipalities (8 in the province of Verona, 10 in the province of Vicenza and 4 in the province of Padua). It is divided into three functional lots. The first functional lot, which concerns the Verona-Bivio di Vicenza section, will cross 13 municipalities over 44.2 kilometers of railway line.

The Verona-Padua line is a fundamental infrastructure. It contributes to integrating the Italian railway network to the European one. It also allows to quadruple the existing line, consequently making travelling by rail available to citizens living in the North East of Italy.

The Mediterranean Corridor, of which the completed project will be part, is also a privileged route both for European and Asian traffic, and for traffic between Southern and Eastern Europe.

Technical data

The work on this lot officially began on August 10, 2020, when the IRICAV DUE consortium  (83% by Webuild and 17% Hitachi Rail STS), signed the contract to start the works.

These works will be implemented as part of the industrial strategy of Progetto Italia, an operation promoted by Webuild to strengthen the Italian infrastructure sector to relaunch the economy and employment rate, through infrastructural levereging: the project creates approximately 4000 indirect and indirect jobs.

The first planned project activities are the preliminary ones: starting the executive planning and remediation of military devices (BOE), archeology, pre-construction environmental monitoring, mobilization. The start of some of these preparatory activities is expected by 2020.


Advantages and benefits of the work

Reduction of travel times


Passengers expected per year


Co2 emissions avoided per year

300,000 t