List of town tramway systems in Italy

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This is a list of town tramway systems in Italy by region. It includes all tram systems, past and present.

History of the openings of Italian tramways[edit]

Perugia Parma Mestre Udine Bergamo, Palermo Verona Padua Brescia Leghorn, Milan Ancona, Florence Bologna Genoa Rome Trieste Naples Turin

Abruzzo[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  L'Aquila Electric  ?  ?  
  Chieti Electric 1905 1944  
  Pescara Electric 1934 1960  
  Sulmona Electric 1908 1944  

Calabria[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Catanzaro Electric 1910 1954  
  Reggio di Calabria Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 1918 1928  

Campania[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Napoli /Napoli Horse 1875  ?  
Steam  ?  ?  
Electric 1899   See Trams in Naples.
  Salerno Electric 1922 1937  

Emilia-Romagna[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bologna Horse  ?  ?  
Steam 1880  ?  
Electric 1903 1963 Reintroduction planned.
  Ferrara Electric 1910 1939  
  Forlì Steam  ?  ?  
  Modena Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 1912 1950  
  Parma Electric 1910 1954  
  Piacenza Electric 1910 1955  
  Reggio nell'Emilia Electric (?)     See note.
  Rimini Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 1921 1938  

Note for Reggio nell'Emilia: Peschkes (Part Two, 1987, page 96) states that the existence of this tramway is confirmed only by a single source.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Gorizia Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 1909 1935  
  Trieste Horse 1876 1900  
Electric 1900 1970  
  Trieste–Opicina Electric 1902    
  Udine Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 1908 1952  

Lazio[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Fiuggi Electric 1917 1962  
  Frosinone Electric 1917 1937  
  Roma /Rome Horse 1877 1905  
Steam Rome-Tivoli suburban line 1879 1931  
Electric 1890 1890  
Electric 1895  
STEFER ♦ Suburban tramway Electric 1903 1980  

Liguria[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Genova /Genoa Horse 1878  ?  
Steam  ?  ?  
Electric 1893 1966 Metro line opened 13 June 1990 uses former tramway tunnel.
  Imperia Electric 1926 1947  
  Sanremo Electric 1913 1948  
  Savona Electric 1912 1948 Ref.: Rebagliati & Dell'Amico - "Il tram a Savona 1912-1948", ISBN 88-8055-118-3.
  Sestri Levante Horse  ?  ?  
  La Spezia Electric 1902 1953  
  Ventimiglia Electric 1901 1936  

Lombardia (Lombardy)[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bergamo Horse 1875  ?  
Steam 1884 1931  
Electric 1898 1958
Electric 25 April 2009 [1]
  Brescia Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 1904 1952  
  Certosa di Pavia Horse  ?  ?  
  Como Electric 1899

1906

1899

1952

 
  Cremona Electric 1916 1940  
  Lecco Electric 1927 1953  
  Mantova /Mantua Electric 1914 1932  
  Milano /Milan Horse 1881 1898 see Trams in Milan
Electric 1893  
  Pavia Electric 1913 1954  
  Varese Electric 1895 1953  
  Viggiù Electric 1912 1951  

Marche (Marches)[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Ancona Horse 1881 1909
Electric 1909 1949
Offida Electric 1926 1952
Pesaro Electric (?) see note.

Note for Pesaro: Peschkes (Part Two, 1987, page 96) states that the existence of this tramway is confirmed only by a single map.

Piemonte (Piedmont)[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Alessandria Steam 1880  ?  
Electric 1913 1952  
  Biella Electric 1911 1958  
  Cuneo Electric  ?  ?  
  Monchiero - Dogliani Electric  ?  ?  
  Stresa Electric  ?  ?  
  Torino /Turin Horse 1871 1900  
Electric 1898  
  ♦ Torino - Rivoli Electric 1914 1955  
  ♦ Torino - Poirino Steam/Electric 1875 1949 Electrified in 1904 to Trofarello, in 1933 from Trofarello to Poirino.
  ♦ Torino - Brusasco Steam/Electric 1881 1949 Electrified in 1908 to Chivasso, in 1931 from Chivasso to Brusasco.
  ♦ Torino - Pinerolo Steam/Electric 1881 1958 Electrified in 1928 to Orbassano, in 1936 to Giaveno.
  ♦ Torino - Piobesi Steam/Electric 1882 1936 Electrified in 1928 to Stupinigi. In 1936 became the urban line number 41.
  ♦ Torino - Saluzzo Steam/Electric 1881 1950 Storage battery tram from 1930. Narrow gauge (1.100 mm)
  ♦ Torino - Volpiano Steam 1884 1931  
  ♦ Torino - Pianezza Steam/Electric 1884 1951 Electrified in 1930. Branch line to Druento and Venaria Reale.
  ♦ Torino - Settimo Steam/Electric 1884 1954 Electrified in 1924.
  Valenza Electric 1914 1947  

Puglia (Apulia)[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bari Electric 1909 1952 (?) 1948 (*) (*) according to fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_tramways_en_Europe
  Taranto Electric 1922 1950  

Sardegna (Sardinia)[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Cagliari Steam 1888  ?  
Electric 1915 1973  
Electric 17 March 2008 [2] New system created by equipping a section of an existing railway line of Ferrovie della Sardegna as light rail transit (adding stations, overhead lines, buying light rail cars to serve it, etc.)
Metrotranvia Sassari Sassari Electric 27 Oct 2006 [3][4]  

Sicilia (Sicily)[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Catania Electric 1905 1951  
  Messina Horse  ?  ?  
Steam 1890 1920  
Electric 1910 1951  
Electric 3 April 2003  
  Palermo Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 1898 1946 A new line will open in 2015.
  Trapani Electric 1919 (*) 1952 (*) according to fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_tramways_en_Europe

Toscana (Tuscany)[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Carrara Electric 1915 1955  
  Firenze (Florence) Horse  ?  ?  
Steam 1881  ?  
Electric 1890 1958  
Electric 14 February 2010 see Trams in Florence
  Livorno Horse 1881 (*)  ? According to point 15 at http://www.misteromania.it/cartoline_da/livorno.html
Electric 1897 1944 (?)  
  Massa Steam 1890 1932  
  Montepulciano Steam  ?  ?  
  Pisa Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 1912 1952  
  Viareggio Electric 1909 1944 (?)  

Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Bolzano Tram Bolzano Electric 1909 1948 see Bolzano Tramway
Rittnerbahn Ritten (Soprabolzano/Oberbozen) Electric 1907 * see note
Lana-Meran Railway Lana Electric  ?  ?  
Meraner Tram Meran Electric 1906 1956 see Meran Tramway
Ferrovia Trento-Malè Trento Electric 1909 circa 1936 Rebuilt 1936 as a conventional railway, no longer a tramway, but it continues to operate in that later form.
  • Note for Rittnerbahn: Bolzano to Ritten rack railway segment closed in 1966. The Ritten section continues to operate.

Umbria[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Perugia Electric 1899 1946  
  Terni Electric 1901 1960  

Veneto[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Padova /Padua Electric 1907 1954  
Electric 29 October 2007 Translohr.
  Venezia /Venice:        
  Lido Steam 1882  ?  
Electric 1907 1941  
  Mestre Steam 1891  ?  
Electric 1905 1933  
Electric 20 December 2010   Translohr.
  Verona Horse 1884  ?  
Electric 1908 1954
  ♦ Verona - San Bonifacio Electric 1912 1961  
  Caldiero - Tregnago Electric 1921 1956  
  Villanova - San Giovanni Ilarione Electric 1929 1956  
  ♦ Verona - Grezzana Electric 1922 1958  
  Vicenza Electric 1910 1951  
  Treviso Electric 1910 1938 (?)  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tramways & Urban Transit, September 2009, p. 359. Light Rail Transit Association (UK). ISSN 1460-8324.
  2. ^ Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2008, p. 193. Light Rail Transit Association (UK). ISSN 1460-8324.
  3. ^ Tramways & Urban Transit, February 2007, p. 64. Light Rail Transit Association (UK). ISSN 1460-8324.
  4. ^ Notizie dal Mondo dei Tram (2006) (Italian). Retrieved 3 October 2010.