Bari metropolitan railway service

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Bari metropolitan railway service
Metro bari.jpg
Train at San Gabriele station
Overview
Locale Bari
Transit type commuter rail
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 13
Operation
Began operation 24 June 2008 (2008-06-24)
Operator(s) Ferrotramviaria
Number of vehicles ELT 200
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 3 kV, overhead line
System map

Bari mappa linee FM.svg

The Bari metropolitan railway service is a commuter rail service in the Italian city Bari. It consists of two lines, joining the central railway station, located in the city centre, with the dormitory suburb San Paolo (line FM1) and with the ″Karol Wojtyła″ Airport and the city of Bitonto (line FM2).

The system is operated by Ferrotramviaria. The national railway company Trenitalia also operates an urban railway service between Molfetta and Mola di Bari.

History[edit]

EMU class ELT 200, used on the line

The construction of a commuter railway to the dormitory suburb San Paolo was approved by Bari city council in 1999.[1]

The railway line was opened on 24 June 2008,[2] and after the test services was opened to the public service on 22 December.[3]

On 20 July 2013 the new line FM2 to Bitonto, that also connects the ″Karol Wojtyła″ Airport, has been opened.[4]

Lines being built[edit]

Line Route Length Manager
FM3 Central station ↔ Bitritto 13,0 km RFI[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bari con più realismo. In: I Treni Nr. 202, March 1999. Editrice Trasporti su Rotaie, p. 5.
  2. ^ Nuova ferrovia a Bari. In: I Treni Nr. 307, September 2008. Editrice Trasporti su Rotaie, p. 9.
  3. ^ Suburbana a Bari. In: I Treni Nr. 312, February 2009. Editrice Trasporti su Rotaie, p. 7.
  4. ^ Bari, stazione-aeroporto collegamento via treno in 13 minuti con 5 euro
  5. ^ Filippo. "UrbanFile - Bari | Metropolitana Bari-Bitritto (FM 3)". Urbanfile.it. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 

External links[edit]

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