Gruppo Torinese Trasporti

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Gruppo Torinese Trasporti
Type Public benefit corporation
Founded Turin, Piemonte - (Italy) (2003)
Headquarters Turin, Italy
Area served

Province of Turin Province of Alessandria
Province of Cuneo

Province of Asti
Key people

Giancarlo Guiati, Chairman
Tommaso Panero, CEO

Armando Cocuccioni, Executive Director
Revenue 403 million (2005)
Owner(s) Comune di Torino (Italian)
Employees 5500 (2005)
Divisions

Holding
Trasporto pubblico locale
Metroferro

Infrastrutture ed ingegneria
Website www.gtt.to.it

The Gruppo Torinese Trasporti (GTT) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the provinces of Turin, Alessandria, Cuneo and Asti. It was created in 2003 from the merge of ATM (Azienda Torinese Mobilità) and SATTI (Società Torinese Trasporti Intercomunali), the latter responsible for railway connection in the province of Turin as well as for the Turin metro. GTT is now wholly owned by the Turin City Hall.

GTT manages the urban and suburban public transport (the Turin tram system, with 10 lines, and bus network of 109 lines), the Turin subway service and 3 railway lines (82 km, plus other 24 managed for Trenitalia). The Turin metropolitan area is also served by extra-urban bus lines, reaching 220 different municipalities (comuni). GTT also manages minor services, such as the Sassi-Superga historical tramway, the Mole Antonelliana elevator, the City Sightseeing and also the touristic navigation on Po River.

GTT Railways[edit]

In addition to the VAL Metro system, GTT operates two suburban commuter railways: the Ferrovia Canavesana and the Ferrovia Torino-Ceres.

Ferrovia Canavesana[edit]

The Ferrovia Canavesana connects the towns of Settimo, Volpiano, San Benigno Canavese, Bosconero, Feletto, Rivarolo Canavese, Favria, Salassa, Valperga, Cuorgnè and Pont Canavese to downtown Turin, having in Torino Porta Susa, the closest station to the city centre.

The Settimo station, just northern to Turin, is particularly important, in that it allows the interchange with the Turin-Milan and Turin-Aosta inter-regional railroads, operated by Trenitalia.

A bus shuttle in connection with the trains operates between Rivarolo Canavese station, Ozegna and Castellamonte.

A number of other stations within the city of Turin are served as well: Torino Stura, Torino Dora, Torino Porta Susa and Torino Lingotto. An additional station (Torino Zappata) is under construction. Leaving Torino Lingotto the railway line serves three additional stations in the Southern Metropolitan area of Turin: Moncalieri, Trofarello and Chieri. The section from Settimo Torinese to Trofarello utilizes the same tracks and stations of the Trenitalia lines.

Ferrovia Torino-Ceres[edit]

Main article: Ferrovia Torino-Ceres

The Ferrovia Torino-Ceres (also known as Torino-Valli di Lanzo) is a commuter railroad connecting the towns of Ceres, Lanzo Torinese, Cirié, Caselle Torinese and others, to downtown Turin. As of 2011, the closest station to the city center is Torino-Dora.

The section from Torino-Dora to Torino-Piazza Repubblica operated from 1923 to 1985 but has now been discontinued and is not supposed to work again in the future. Rather, the line will be extended from Torino Dora to Torino Porta Susa railway station once remodeling in this station will be concluded and more platforms will be available (end of 2011). This extension will utilize the same railway tracks of the Trenitalia lines (the so-called "Passante Ferroviario di Torino").

A station linked to Turin International Airport by escalators opened for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and realizes the first rail connection between Turin and its airport.

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