The project for the Stesicoro-Airport stretch is part of the plan for the upgrading and conversion of the railway line initiated by the Ferrovia Circumetnea railway in order to gradually convert the current narrow gauge line into a standard gauge electrified line. More specifically, the Stesicoro-Airport stretch will connect Catania city center to the Fontanarossa airport, also allowing for the connection with other means of transport.
The first Lot, in particular, includes:
· Construction of a 2,177 m-long tunnel.
· Construction of the S. Domenico, Vittorio Emanuele, and Palestro stations tunnels.
· Construction of 7 ventilation openings.
Underground excavation works will be carried out using a Tbm.