Renewal work is in full swing for the last work sites in 2018
Another 160 kilometres of renewal work for the last two GCF work sites in France. Work on the fifth work site for 2018 has begun over the last few days in both Lots 2 and 3 of the TransalpRenouvellement consortium. It is now in full swing and involves two powerful Suite Rapide convoys recently boosted by the purchase of high performing trains and machinery.
The innovative system developed by GCF together with the Sapienza University of Rome and Milan Polytechnic
Recently unveiled at Innotrans in Berlin, it aroused a great deal of general interest. Visitors to the trade fair were impressed by the fact that the Dynamic Weighting System, which is used to measure railway track loads and has been developed by the GCF R&D Department with collaboration from the Sapienza University of Rome and Milan Polytechnic, is accurate and reliable as well as lightweight, versatile and easy to install.
GCF consolidates 15th place, ranking first among specialist companies
The first railway builder to represent Italy abroad. GCF takes fifteenth place overall in the 2018 national ranking drawn up by Ance in relation to penetration by Italian construction companies into world markets. GCF consolidates its role of excellence as a specialist in railway systems and a driving force behind economic development.
A huge showcase and a marvellous occasion for meetings. The 2018 edition confirmed the international leadership of Innotrans, the show that every two years transforms Berlin into a hotspot for high-end business involving railway and transport technologies. A worldwide crossroads that this year also saw attendance by GCF, the leading Italian railway construction company which welcomed operators and decision-makers, proposed innovative solutions and met representatives of new markets on its own stand.
First results of GCF's commitment in the broadband market
There were 23,000 as of 30 September and the figure is set to rise to 60,000 by the end of the year. These are the Real Estate Units now served by High Speed fibre optics installed by GCF in five Italian cities, as commissioned by Open Fiber. These are the first results for Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie after entering the Italian fibre optic market earlier this year.
GCF in Berlin to meet the best of the railway industry
This is the leading international trade fair for transport technology. Innotrans takes place every two years and draws the best of the railway industry to Berlin. GCF will be attending InnoTrans 2018 which is being held for the 12th year from 18 to 21 September with its own stand to promote its expertise and meet international suppliers, customers and partners.
In France the Rossi Group has renewed over 1,000 kilometres of track
Over 1,000 kilometres of completely renewed railway line. GCF's summer in France has reached a significant landmark for the made in Italy Suite Rapide. With a series of 22 sites – starting with the Pau Dax one in 2013 – on 35 sections of the French railway network, the Rossi Group, head of the Transalp Renouvellement Consortium, has delivered 1,078 kilometres of new track – by replacing rails and sleepers – and 1,094 kilometres of cleaned ballast to SNCF, the French national railway company in just under six years. All this has been done at a rate of 1,000 metres per day as outlined in the Suite Rapide protocol, the "fast lane" of the French railway network General Renewal Plan.
GCF starts work on the bridge over the lagoon focusing both on its aesthetic appeal and practical application
A new overhead contact line for the bridge over the lagoon which connects Mestre to the Station of Venezia S. Lucia. The work which Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie began a month ago is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. The company will deliver a completely reconstructed overhead line to its client RFI using innovative materials and design criteria that combine and maximize aesthetic appeal and practical application.
The new variant on the Trento-Malé route in Trentino completed
Lavis, Trentino: the official inauguration will be held soon for the modern, innovative underground railway variant equipped by GCF – on behalf of Trentino Trasporti – with a rigid catenary. This highly innovative project was launched two years ago and is part of the development policies implemented in the Trentino Region for an effective intermodal transport system serving the valleys and tourism.
A month of tests for the new Suite Rapide train in the French Department of Oise in Picardy. At the Beauvais depot, 80 kilometres to the north of Paris, the new trains and machinery that GCF has purchased by itself or with the Transalp Renouvellement Consortium, appear on a sort of railway "red carpet". Almost 80 million euros have been invested in an innovative, super efficient second Suite Rapide train.