An ambitious project for intermodal and logistics development
Polo Logistico Integrato di Mortara S.r.l. was founded with the aim of developing a project for intelligent logistics and sustainable, advanced mobility.
A careful analysis of the territory, its socio-economic fabric and the status of city planning and road networks, led to the identification of Mortara as a critical crossroads for connections between European corridors. The site was subsequently selected for the development of infrastructure able to create new connections and new prospects.
And so in 2009 the Intermodal Terminal officially opened and Polo Logistico Integrato di Mortara S.r.l. began to take its first steps: with efficiency and accuracy, it inaugurated the site on 21st November and welcomed its first operational train just 10 days later, on 1st December 2009. Moreover, to achieve this objective, Polo Logistico erected numerous infrastructural works, also to the advantage of the community, in order to optimise connections between Mortara and major Italian and European transport networks. Just to name a few examples, the ex SS 596 state road was upgraded and widened (to improve transport to and from the A7 motorway), and the Mortara beltway was completed (to improve the connection with the A4).
In order to improve access to the national rail network, Polo Logistico upgraded the section between the Mortara station up until the connection with the link road, financing and coordinating the development of reinforcement, signalling and electrification works. Thanks to these works, the Mortara Terminal is now functionally integrated with the Mortara station, boasting infrastructural and technological standards comparable to those of the “Corridor of the Two Seas” (Genoa – Rotterdam), one of the most important north-south corridors of the European transportation network.
In the Novara-Mortara section, following an agreement with the RFI, the entity responsible for the national rail network, plans are also underway to define the type of works and financing required for the reclassification of intermodal transportation forms, with a view towards guaranteeing the performance standards of modern European rail transportation networks.