Milan Metro Line 5

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Milano linea M5.svg
Type Rapid Transit
System Milan Metro
Status operational
Locale Milan, Italy
Stations 9
19 (when complete)
Daily ridership ~50,000 [1]
Opening 10 February 2013
Operator(s) Metro 5 SpA
Line length 6.1 km
12.6 km (when complete)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map
Milano mappa M5 2014-03-01.svg

Line 5 is a subway line in Milan, Italy. The line is part of the Milan Metro and serves the north-eastern suburb of the city. The first part of the line, from Bignami to Zara opened on 10 February 2013. The second part, from Zara to Garibaldi FS, opened on 1 March 2014. The line operates using AnsaldoBreda Driverless Metro vehicles, the same of the Copenhagen Metro.[2][3]

The line is being built by the Metro 5 SpA consortium. The consortium signed the contract for construction of the Porta Garibaldi to San Siro section on 2 February 2011.[4]


Line 5 Garibaldi station under construction
Istria station on line 5

The line, 6.1 km long with 9 stations, runs from Garibaldi FS to Bignami.

Metro 5 SpA[edit]

The company responsible for construction works and operation is Metro 5 S.p.A., a consortium of:[5]

Metro 5 will cover 40% of global construction costs, and will operate the line for 27 years since opening.[5]

Rolling stock[edit]

Ansaldobreda driverless train in service in Milan

The system features four-car articulated driverless trains from AnsaldoBreda.[4] Trains, designed by Giugiaro, are about 50 meters (160 ft) long, 2.65 meters (8 ft 8 in) wide.[6][7]

The systems are controlled by a fully automated computer system, located at the control and maintenance center.

Future extensions[edit]

The third and fourth are both planned to open in 2015, and will run from Garibaldi to San Siro stadium and from Bignami to Monza.[citation needed]

When completed, the line will be 12.6 km (7.8 mi) long and will connect the two termini in less than 26 minutes.[8]

Two more stages are proposed, and they will run from San Siro to Settimo and from Settimo to Magenta.[9]

    Phase 1 (opened 10 February 2013)
    Phase 2 (opened 1 March 2014)
    Phase 3 (2015)
Station Name Transfer Grade
Bignami Underground
Ponale Underground
Bicocca Underground
Ca' Granda Underground
Istria Underground
Marche Underground
Zara Milano linea M3.svg Underground
Isola Underground
Porta Garibaldi Milano linea M2.svg

Milano S1.svg Milano S2.svg Milano S5.svg Milano S6.svg Milano S8.svg Milano S11.svg Milano S13.svg Tren.svg

Monumentale Underground
Cenisio Underground
Gerusalemme Underground
Domodossola Milano S3.svg Milano S4.svg Underground
Tre Torri Underground
Portello Underground
Lotto Milano linea M1.svg Underground
Segesta Underground
San Siro Ippodromo Underground
San Siro Stadio Underground


  1. ^ 5 March 2014 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Milan Metro". Railway Age. March 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "500 million euro Italian metro deal". International Railway Journal. April 2006. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Milano metro M5 extension contract signed". Railway Gazette International. 3 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Azienda". Metro 5 SpA. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Copenhagen Metro". Arcspace. Retrieved 15 November 2009. 
  7. ^ AnsaldoBreda. "Driverless metros". Retrieved 14 November 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Connessione in corso: stiamo mettendo Milano in linea con il futuro". Metro5 S.p.A. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Rete in prgetto". MSR. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 

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