Salini (Webuild): “Work of excellence”
In Milan it opens its doors to passengers meter M4. “I am very happy to be in Milan today to deliver this to the citizens new subway linefirst section of the M4, ei gardens that we built on viale Argonne. This is the result of the expertise and commitment of all the men and women who have worked to build this infrastructure in a particularly difficult moment. It is a very important success for Webuild, which continues to deliver to customers and citizens new sustainable infrastructures of excellence” are the words of the managing director of Webuild, Pietro Salini.
The inauguration concerns the first six stations of the M4 metro: 5.4 kilometers of line that connect Linate airport to Dateo in 9 minutes, transforming the face of the city and representing the first section of a complex engineering project. The inauguration – in the presence of the Minister of Infrastructure Matteo Salvini, the mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, the president of the Lombardy Region Attilio Fontana, Pietro Salini and the workers – involved the Linate airport, Repetti, Forlanini, Argonne, Susa stations and Dateus.
“That of the M4 – explains Salini – is a story of Italian excellence, with an enormous effort to work simultaneously above and below the city, helping to redesign not only the subsoil but also the surface of Milan with urban regeneration works”.
The overall route of the M4, to be completed in 2024, will connect the city from east to west via the historic centre, between the two terminus of Linate and San Cristoforo for 15 kilometers which will be covered in just 30 minutes of travel, with 21 stations. Numbers that will make the city one of the most accessible in Europe by air: from next spring, when the route will be open up to San Babila station, the center will be connected to the airport in just over 12 minutes.
The work was commissioned by the Municipality of Milan and carried out by the M4 concessionary mixed company, in charge of its design, construction and management and participated by a group of private shareholders led by Webuild. The line is entirely underground and fully automated, without a driver.
The M4 will cross the historic center of Milan allowing travel and a significant reduction in road traffic. Once operational, “it will be able to transport 24,000 people/hour in each direction of travel, with an estimated use by 86 million passengers a year (trains will pass every 90 seconds during peak hours). In terms of mobility, the M4 – reads the Webuild note – will have a substantial impact on the city: with its entry into operation, the entire city underground network will in fact reach a total of 118 kilometres, confirming itself among the first in Europe by extension”.
“In Milan for the inauguration of the M4, the new underground line that will connect the city center with Linate airport. Thanks to all the people who contributed to the creation of a work of absolute importance for the work, the connection and tourism. A special thought goes to Raffaele, one of the workers who lost his life on the construction site in 2020. Safety at work must be a priority”. So the Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility, Matteo Salviniin a post on Facebook.