GENOA: SITUATION OF RAIL FREIGHT TRAFFIC ALONG RFC RHINE-ALPINE
Following the collapse of the Morandi highway brigde on August 14th, as far as the international freight traffic along RFC Rhine-Alpine is concerned, RFI gives the following information on the situation:
- trains from/to Genova Marittima: the traffic is currently SUSPENDED due to inaccessibility of Genova Marittima installation;
- trains from/to Genova Voltri Mare / Sestri Ponente / Savona / XXmiglia: both national and international trains are re-routed via Ovada - PP Corvi – Genova Voltri/Genova Voltri Mare (transport of dangerous goods is not permitted) or via Mignanego – Genova PP - Genova Brignole ( with loco shunting in Principe or Brignole);
- trains from/to La Spezia: no impact at all, completely regular traffic without changes.
Works to restore the normal infrastructure functionality are expected to take around two weeks. They will start after the responsible court has given its permission.