The Palermo-Messina railway (often also referred to as Messina-Palermo) is the main railway line of northern Sicily and connects the two important cities of Messina and Palermo and the inhabited centers of the Tyrrhenian coast. It is also part of Railway Axis 1 of the trans-European conventional rail network TEN-T.
The main cities served are Bagheria, Termini Imerese, Cefalù, Sant’Agata di Militello, Capo d’Orlando, Patti, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto and Milazzo.
Initially a simple track, the railway was opened in 1895 and it underwent several infrastructural interventions that often changed the route. Since 2010 it is ongoing the doubling of the track for (60% of its route is nowadays done).
The detailed design was made in collaboration with Ingegneri Associati srl.