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Old August 12th, 2014, 09:56 PM   #1661
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Direttissima? Never heard of an upgrade of it....
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Old August 12th, 2014, 10:23 PM   #1662
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I have heard of some plans to convert it to 25 kV AC, but I think they have been dropped, it is not worth it. The Direttissima* on some sections is designed for 300 km/h, but not many.

*Florence-Rome in this case, but the same name is used for the fast lines Bologna-Florence and Rome-Naples built in the 1930s (which on some sections have a very high design speed for the time, around 180 km/h)
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Old August 13th, 2014, 10:08 AM   #1663
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Direttissima? Never heard of an upgrade of it....
I don't know how official this was, but in the old days when the lines were under construction the Italian railway company FS had posted on its website plans and progress on every line. An upgrade of the Diretissima was among the projects listed - but without a timeline. It looks like it has been discretely dropped/postponed.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 10:13 AM   #1664
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There's no project ongoing now, because there's no much need of it.

That railway is still very much used by 3kV trains (between Roma and Orte, Arezzo and Firenze). Moreover, only some stretches of it may be easily upgraded, and the cost isn't worth it. There would be a very small improvement in the timetables and an umbearable rising in costs and maintainance works (both for trains and railway)...
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