Preparatory work for railway infrastructure installations

Today, Monday, January 25, 2010, in the Camorino area between Giubiasco and Cadenazzo, modifications began to the railway infrastructure installations on the existing line of Swiss Federal Railways. The modifications are first preparatory measures for linking the Ceneri Base Tunnel to the already existing railway network.

The measures include the relocation of tracks, and installation of catenaries, on the newly constructed Morobbia and A2 bridge structures. The work is very demanding, since it must not restrict normal railway operations.

AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. has contracted Swiss Federal Railways to perform the work for relocating the main line Giubiasco – Cadenazzo. The work will be executed in phases, and completed with commissioning of the Ceneri Base Tunnel in 2019.