ITALIAN infrastructure manager RFI put into service its second SCC traffic control centre on September 22. Located in Bari, the new centre controls the 650 km Adriatica main line between Bari and Bologna, including 77 stations. The route currently handles around 600 trains/day.

Linked to existing local interlockings, the control equipment at Bari has been supplied by Ansaldo Segnalamento Ferroviario as part of a €150m package covering six SCCs. RFI has already put into service the control centre for the Tirrenica line (RG 2.03 p74). Further centres are planned for the Brenner corridor and at Genoa, Napoli and Venezia.

As well as signalling and train regulation, the SCC co-ordinates passenger information, CCTV surveillance, condition monitoring and emergency management systems.