(ANSA) – POTENZA, 29 JUL – The construction of the new Ferrandina – Matera La Martella railway line “takes an important step forward with the approval of the final project by the extraordinary government commissioner for the work, Vera Fiorani”. The Città dei Sassi is the only provincial capital not directly connected to the national railway network.
In a statement released by the press office of the State Railways, it is specified that “the project of the new line will allow the city of Matera to be connected to the national railway infrastructure through an electrified line of 20 kilometers with single track. Matera La Martella station it will be served both by a direct connection with the Ferrandina station and by a connection to the north through the new link road connecting the Battipaglia – Potenza – Metaponto line “.
The project “will also allow – it is written in the note – to establish long-distance railway connections between Matera and the high-speed system and to enhance the local public transport offer in the area in terms of frequency and quality. The overall investment for the construction of the work is about 430 million euros, also financed with Pnrr resources. The approval of the final project will be followed in the next few days by the start of the negotiation procedures, thus marking an important milestone in the development of the intervention whose activation is expected by 2026 “. (HANDLE).