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The TAV (high-speed) station of Afragola will open on June 1, 2017. This is the date notified by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Graziano Delrio during the visit to the construction site on which work is underway.
TAV of Afragola will be a great work, which will make shorter connection times with the South and will be the first rail/road interchange of the line Roma-Napoli-Salerno and with the high-capacity rail axis Napoli-Benevento-Bari, through the variation of Napoli - Cancello.
The station will also host regional rail services and Circumvesuviana; moreover, being an intermediate stop on the line Roma - Napoli - Salerno, it will also serve the hinterland areas of Napoli, Caserta and Nola, vast and very inhabited.
The station renovation works had started in 2003, then stopped and definitively resumed only in 2015. The Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, disappeared in April 2016, designed the structure. Thanks to her ideas and skills, the station of Afragola will be "the most beautiful in Italy".
In Hadid's projects, the station will be a bridge structure that crosses and connects the rails of the high speed. The main building will be 350 meters long and will serve as a pedestrian tunnel to get to the tracks. Upstairs there will be a commercial area and the whole structure will be the main part of the natural and technological park that will surround it.
Escalators and ramps will lead travelers to the central atrium and then to the tracks. All this will have a sinuous shape that will bring to mind the image of a moving train, formulated anew in the interior. Large windows that allow you to admire the landscape are provided in the passenger room.