Line 2 (Naples metro)

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Line 2
Logo linea 2 Napoli.svg
Staz Campi Flegrei metropolitana FS.jpg
Overview
Locale Naples, Italy
Transit type Commuter rail
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 11
Operation
Began operation 1925 (1925)
Operator(s) Trenitalia
Host railroads RFI
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
standard gauge
System map

Napoli mappa linea 2.svg

Line 2 (Italian: Linea 2) is a commuter rail service operated by Trenitalia in the city of Naples, Italy. It connects 11 stations.

Line 2 operates on the Villa Literno–Napoli Gianturco railway, which crosses the city of Naples from west to east.

History[edit]

The construction of the line, part of the ″direttissima″ Rome–Naples, was begun in 1911 and after a suspension during World War I, it was completed in 1925 between Pozzuoli and Piazza Garibaldi, electrified with third rail. Two years later the ″direttissima″ was completed, and the electrical rail service was extended towars Villa Literno and Gianturco.[1]

In November 1935 the line was also electrified with overhead line; the third rail was discontinued in 1938.[2]

In 1997, the line was numbered as Line 2, while the proper metro line became Line 1. The two lines were connected with a pedestrian tunnel between Museo and Cavour in 2002.

Nowadays the line is crossed by urban trains, and also by regional trains that reach Formia (westbound) and Capua, Castellammare and Salerno (eastbound).[3]

Rolling stock[edit]

The metropolitan service started in 1925 with third rail cars of type E.20 transferred from the Ferrovie Varesine.[1]

In 1938 the third rail system was discontinued,[1] and the E.20 substituted by the newer E.624 equipped with overhead line.[4]

From 1962–63 the E.624 were moved and substituted by the new EMUs of type ALe 803,[5] and from 1983 the ALe 724.[6]

Stations[edit]

Destinations to/from line 2
Train stops Opening Interchanges
Pozzuoli Solfatara 1925
Bagnoli-Agnano Terme 1927
Cavalleggeri Aosta 1957
Napoli Campi Flegrei 1925 Cumana railway, Metro Line 6
Napoli Piazza Leopardi 1927[7]
Napoli Mergellina 1925 Metro Line 6
Napoli Piazza Amedeo 1925 Chiaia Funicular
Napoli Montesanto 1925 Circumflegrea railway, Cumana railway, Montesanto funicular
Napoli Piazza Cavour 1925 Metro Line 1
Napoli Piazza Garibaldi 1925 Central railway station, Circumvesuviana,Metro Line 1
Napoli Gianturco 1927

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Giovanni Cornolò: Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi Editrice, 2011, p. 28.
  2. ^ Giovanni Cornolò: Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi Editrice, 2011, p. 30.
  3. ^ Trenitalia official timetable, 2013.
  4. ^ Giovanni Cornolò: Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi Editrice, 2011, p. 50.
  5. ^ Giovanni Cornolò: Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi Editrice, 2011, p. 63.
  6. ^ Giovanni Cornolò: Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi Editrice, 2011, p. 275–276.
  7. ^ Ordine di Servizio FS n. 101, 1927

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cornolò, Giovanni (1994). Locomotive elettriche FS. Ermanno Albertelli Editore. ISBN 88-85909-97-3.
  • Cornolò, Giovanni (2011). Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi. ISBN 88-95096-05-6.

External links[edit]

Media related to Line 2 (Naples metro) at Wikimedia Commons