Port of Venice to strengthen rail transport

With over 200 km of internal rail network and its own freight yard, the Port of Venice expands to further markets

Port of Venice to strengthen rail transport

The Port of Venice drives forwards its “railroad cure” which is scoring record numbers: +31 per cent of railroad services in the first six months of 2016. A result obtained thanks to the investment of the Venice Port Authority in the expansion of the Marghera Scalo railway terminal and the doubling of the track in support of the new Motorways of the Sea Terminal.

The relaunch of rail transport will be assured by planned investments like the electrification of the second inbound track to the Venice-Mestre train station; the creation of a new direct connection between Fusina and the Venice-Milan line, to bypass the node of Mestre; and a dedicated rail park to serve both the new container terminal and the distripark in the ex-Montefibre area.

Venice is the Italian nearest and functional port to the goods coming through the Brenner pass and, together with existing connections throughout the Scandinavian – Mediterranean Corridor, bringing the goods as quick as possible to and from Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Russia and vice versa.

With its seven commercial terminals and 19 privately-owned terminals, the Port of Venice welcomes all kinds of traffic. It can simultaneously host numerous ships of different shapes and sizes due to 30,000 m of quayside  and 163 active berths.