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SYSTRA Is to Renew ERTSM Signalling on the EAV Lines

SYSTRA Is to Renew ERTSM Signalling on the EAV Lines
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17 / 02 / 2023

SYSTRA SWS and SYSTRA Sotecni have been awarded a contract, as part of a consortium commissioned by Alstom, to renew the signalling systems on the lines of Ente Autonomo Volturno (EAV), the operator of the transport network in the Campania region in southern Italy.

Teams from SYSTRA Italy are preparing to equip half of the Neapolitan railway network with the most advanced signalling and control systems for supervising railway operations. The implementation by 2026 of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), coupled with a Centralised Network Control (ACCM), will offer the operator a more reliable, robust, and flexible operation of its network while increasing the level of safety of the lines.

Benefits in terms of consumption and environmental footprint are also expected: the electrical substations will be equipped to recover almost all the kinetic energy of trains during braking phases and return it to the network.

In addition, we will participate in the modernisation of the railway infrastructure (stations, tunnels, engineering structures) and communication equipment on the Castellammare-Sorrento section, to increase the operating capacity to one train every 12 minutes. The works will be carried out at night to minimise the impact on users.

"We are proud to contribute to this railway modernisation programme in Italy. The Campania lines are essential to the economy and to travel in the Neapolitan region, where almost one million people live. It also demonstrates that our combined expertise within SYSTRA Italy is complementary and perfectly meets the expectations of our clients and the market," says Mauro Cantone, Bid Manager, Systra Italy.



SYSTRA is a long-standing player in the modernisation of the railways in Italy. Our teams are currently carrying out studies and monitoring the construction of the Naples – Cancello and Frasso Telesino – Vitulano sections of the Naples – Bari high-speed line. This is a logical continuation for our Group, which had already participated in the studies for the creation of a high-speed line between Milan and Naples in the early 1990s.


  • The consortium of companies led by Alstom
    • Contractors: Consorzio Integra, Icop, Euroferroviaria
    • ​​​​​​​Engineering firms: SYSTRA SWS, Alstom and SYSTRA Sotecni
  • Signalling renewal of more than 140km of lines
  • Equipment used:
    • ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System)
    • ACCM (Apparatus Computerised Multi-Station Control Panel)

Source: SYSTRA