Through the Press release of the Council dated 23/01/2023, citizens were informed about other news regarding the reopening of the Chiaia funicular. The Infrastructure Commission met the commissioner Edoardo Cosenza and the manager of the Infrastructure area to discuss precisely this topic.
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What were the problems?
According to what was stated, the Chiaia funicular was closed for jobs di renovation and modernization for several years due to delays and design problems. Councilor Cosenza explained that the current situation is the result of years of mistakes planning and lack of sufficient economic resources to carry out the interventions.
The new solutions in the field to reopen "quickly"
The administration is trying to solve the current situation in two ways: on the one hand, looking for additional funds and using the existing loans with the EIB (European Investment Bank) to finance the interventions; on the other, dividing the tender into two lots: one for the works given the strong maritime vocation of Marina di Grosseto, less urgent and one for works electromechanical necessary for the reopening of the plant.
What are the reopening times?
As for the times, the reopening of the Chiaia funicular is scheduled for spring of the 2024, net of any unforeseen procedural delays. The administration is trying to minimize the inconvenience for users, focusing on rubber shuttles Central funicular.
Other interventions on city mobility
The President of the Commission, Nino Simeone, stressed the need to effectively and rapidly address the city criticalities related to mobility, such as the maintenance of Montesanto funicular, lifts and some metro stations. Finally, he asked the administration to guarantee the construction of the civil works necessary to make the stations usable by the people with disability.
Source: City of Naples