Interporto Padova receives 1 million euros from the MIT for upgrading intermodal infrastructures

4 December 2023

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has made official the allocation of resources for the completion of the national network of freight villages. Interporto Padova will receive a contribution of 1 million euro. In Rome, the Conventions governing the contribution were signed, in the presence of Deputy Minister Edoardo Rixi and the President of UIR (Unione Interporti Riuniti) Matteo Gasparato. Signing the document for Interporto Padova was president Franco Pasqualetti, who did not hide his satisfaction: ‘We are obviously very happy, not only for the contribution, but also for the speed with which the process was concluded by the Ministry: only 10 months from the publication of the call for participation. This is a concrete sign of this government’s attention to freight villages and the growth of intermodality.  The million from Rome co-finances the construction of a workshop for the maintenance of freight wagons inside our Intermodal Terminal, without consuming a single square metre of additional land. This is an important additional service that we offer to all operators, and there are now many of them, whose convoys depart from and arrive at our Freight Village. After all, our philosophy is precisely that of providing all the services that modern and sustainable logistics needs today”. The project will provide the Padua node with a wagon repair shop within the area of the existing terminal, including its connection via ad hoc railway infrastructure with the aim of optimising access without compromising the functionality of the terminal. Interporto Padova will thus have a specialised equipped area in which to carry out major wagon repair work, which is currently carried out at other external workshops with considerable diseconomies, mainly due to the empty dispatch of wagons. Once activated, the workshop will therefore allow Padua to offer a further service to its customers, further integrating the node’s infrastructure.