Railway crossings

The railway crossings are experiencing serious problems. Two of these remain totally or partially closed. In particular, the Frejus will remain closed until next summer, while the Gotthard is limited in traffic due to the derailment that occurred in August 2023. The Italian logistics sector sees around 30% of its goods pass by rail in the Alpine crossings and these closures put the entire freight and logistics railway system is in difficulty. The main issue from an economic regulation point of view is what is the sector’s ability to pay the toll with these blocks and what actions can be suggested to the public decision maker.


10.30 Greetings,  Prof. Massimo Beccarello, director of CESISP
10.35 – 10.45 Introduction, Andrea Giuricin, CESISP transport economist
10.45 – 00 The freight railway sector and the ability to pay, Prof. Ugo Arrigo
11:00 – 11:15 The role of ANSFISA in relation to tunnels, Pasquale Saienni, director responsible for authorizations and certifications, National Agency for the Safety of Railways and Road and Motorway Infrastructures.
3pm – 11.30am The importance of the Alpine passes for the Italian economy, Dr. Antonello Fontanili, managing director of Uniontrasporti

11.30am – 12.30pm | Round table with the CEOs of the railway companies affected by the interruption of the crossings

Moderator: Adj. Prof. Andrea Giuricin

Mauro Pessano, CEO of Captrain Italia
Emanuele Vender, CEO of DB Cargo Italia
Marco Terranova, CEO of SBB Cargo Italia

12.30-13.15: Presentation of the analysis on the impact of the closures for operators, for the Italian economy and the short-medium term impact of the PNRR in the railway sector by Andrea Giuricin

1.15pm – 1.30pm Closing


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