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Milan

Metro, Tramway, Funicular Subway, Light Rail Subway, S-Bahn

With a smorgasbord of transit options, Milan is a trainspotters dream. So remember to leave the wife or girlfriend in the hotel room. After all, why listen to all that whining and sniveling about wasting your time with trains when you're trying to concentrate on focusing?


Photos Courtesy of Andreas Behm from the Mercurio Railway Server

Photo courtesy Ivan Furlanis
Subway, Light Rail, People Mover, Commuter Rail Subway (Passante)

Subway

Milan's
undercrowded, graffiti-free subway, opened in 1964, has 3 lines and 108 stations. Totaling 100 km, 26.2 km is above ground.

Milan's 5.6 km 9 station
Line 5 began construction in 2007. It's first 4.2 km section opened in February 2013, two years past it's original scheduled opening in January 2011. A 7.4 km, 10 station Line 5 extension (formerly Line 6) in the form of a branch line opened in 2015. Both Lines 4 and Line 5 are automated metros similar to that in Brescia.and Turin.

With three lines and Line 5 under construction, you may ask, "What happened to Line 4?" According to Wikipedia, this airport line has been approved but has not yet begun construction.


In April 2009, Milan's Line 1 offered
new luxury business class cars as part of its systemwide upgrade. By the name, one would think of cupholders and on board WIFI. In this case, business class appears to mean greater comfort and "greener" cars on the Red line.

As with many FSU subway stations,
watch out for terrorists.

Contact:
Azienda Trasporti Municipali 
Foro Buonaparte 61 
20121, Milan, Italy



A page which describes itself as having "
lots of stuff about the Milan metro"
CityRailways page
Wikipedia Page

Milan Subway Fan page
Una finestra su Brera* Gentileschi * Milan

Milan's public transport
Metropolitana Milanese
A Map
Yet another map
And still another
Official Home Page
Public Transport in Milan
Milan subway movie by Stumpo
Milan
subwaypassion
Great page by Ivan Furlanis



Video of new M2 extension (Famagosta - Assago)
 


Tramway

Milan has one pf the largest tramway networks in Europe, sporting 168 km and 17 lines. Transit systems and tram museums world wide often showcase an ex-Milan tram, as does
Milan's science museum. The system opened in 1841.

A
fine article about the streetcar system from Railway Technologies
Milan Fashion Tram
Photos from nycsubway.org
Virtual tramway tour from the virtual tourist
Great photos from tramscape
A definitive
Milano tram site
PublicTransport.com's Milan
tramway page


Light Rail

Three light rail lines (Metrotramvia) are under construction, and another, the 3.9 km Line 7 (
Metrotranvia North ), opened December 2003. All four lines will use the new Serio by Ansaldo-Breda, and all four will be partly in subway.


Tram Line 19

ERS
photos
Photos of Metrotranvia
North and South by Ivan Furlanis



Interurban

Milan has retained only two lines of a once extensive
interurban railway. Currently, the Brianza lines serve the northern part of the city. The Desio line is earmarked for conversion to light rail, with an extension to Seregeno. The Limbiate branch is now abandoned, with plans for termination to a bus route.

Photo of the Limbiate branch
Railspot extensive history and photos, including news that ATM is looking to close the Brianza lines.


Peoplemover

Milan 682 meter
peoplemover, which runs between the subway and a hospital, is sometimes referred to as the Metro San Rafaelle. You can catch the people mover on metro Line 2 at the Cascina Gobba station.

S-Bahn

There is also a
Milan Urban Railway Connection, or Passante, which runs 6 km underground with four stations. Ferovia Nord (North Rail) serves the Milano area with an airport express and commuter rail.

Milan Fermodellistico Group

(Fotogramma)
New Line 5 rolling stock arriving in Milan, December 2010.