Pompei Scavi services the main entrance to Pompeii.
ETR 211 Metrostar
Circumvesuviana is a railway company operating services in the East of the Naples metropolitan area. The system uses the narrow gauge of 960mm and operates 142 km (88 mi) of route on six lines. It is entirely separate from other national and regional railway lines. It has 96 stations with an average interstation distance of 1.5 km.
The Circumvesuviana railway service covers a wide catchment area of over 2 million people, distributed in 47 municipalities, including Scafati, San Valentino Torio and Sarno in the province of Salerno and Avella and Baiano in the province of Avellino.
All routes start from the terminus in Naples Porta Nolana, and then split into several branches to towns on the province. The network forms an important commercial artery. The complete journey along the longest route, from Sorrento to Naples, takes about one hour. Halfway along the line is the station at Pompeii Scavi, situated about 100 metres from the entrance to the archaeological site.
The network uses FE220 electric cars, usually coupled together to form a two- or three-car multiple units. These are painted white with red doors and ends. Power is supplied by overhead catenery and the train motors can generate up to 500 kilowatts of power.
Additionally, twenty-six new "Metrostar" three-car articulated units arrived between November 2008 and September 2009, manufactured by a consortium of Firema and AnsaldoBreda. These trains are capable of carrying 450 passengers and are styled by Pininfarina. As well as being more powerful, these also have computer driving aids, self-levelling suspension and onboard toilets.