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Terminal Busto Arsizio-Gallarate is preparing to handle 740 m long trains



On the weekend of 21 June, a new digital interlocking system was successfully introduced at the Busto Arsizio-Gallarate terminal. The computerised system manages all trains entering and leaving the terminal in the direction of Gallarate station. It replaces the old electromechanical system, which has been in operation since 1998.


The introduction of the new technology will allow the modification of the current Hupac pick-up and delivery tracks with a lengthening of the sidings. "By the end of 2020 the terminal will be able to handle trains 740 metres long in conjunction with the upgrade of the transalpine railway infrastructure", announces Dario Arcotti, Head of Engineering at the Hupac Group.


The new digital signalling system controls the rail traffic at the interface between the terminal and the RFI network. By the end of 2021 it will also manage the internal circulation of the entire terminal, controlling switches, signals and level crossings in a safe and flexible way.