Metrosassari

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Metrosassari
Sasstram.jpg
Metrosassari at railway station
Overview
Locale Sassari, Italy
Transit type Tram
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 8
Operation
Began operation October 2006 (2006-10)
Operator(s) ARST
Technical
System length 4.331 km (2.691 mi)
No. of tracks 1
Track gauge 950 mm (3 ft 1 38 in)
Minimum radius of curvature 40 m (130 ft)
Electrification 750 Volts DC
System map

Sassari mappa tranvia.svg

Metrosassari,[1][2] also called Sassari tramway, Sassari tram-train or Sassari metro-tramway (Italian: Metrotranvia di Sassari or Metropolitana leggera di Sassari) is the commercial name of a tram-train[3][4][5] line in Sassari, Italy, operated by the regional public transport company ARST (Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti).

Despite having been built in early 2000's, in the urban section the line was built with single track and narrow gauge, to connect with the same 950 mm (3 ft 1 38 in) gauge used in the secondary railway lines in the island.

Rolling stock[edit]

Tram vehicles were designed by Pininfarina and built by AnsaldoBreda "Sirio".

Route[edit]

The 2.45 km (1.52 mi) tramway part of the line (Stazione - Emiciclo Garibaldi) opened in October 2006, linking the railway station with the city centre via the hospital district.[6]

On 27 September 2009 the line was prolonged until the peripheral district of Santa Maria di Pisa, running on the electrified portion[7] of the Sassari–Sorso railway.[8]

Projects[edit]

The main part of the network is in 2013 in advanced development phase. Currently is under construction is the extension of the line from Santa Maria di Pisa to Li Punti and Baldinca, and the electrification of the railway to Sorso, 10 km from Sassari.

It is also planned to conversion and electrify the 28 km Sassari-Alghero railway to allow the trams to reach the village of Olmedo, Fertilia Airport and the town of Alghero.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) ARST - Metrosassari
  2. ^ (Italian) Azienda Trasporti Pubblici Sassari - Informazioni
  3. ^ (Italian) Andrea Spinosa - Progetto tram-treno
  4. ^ (Italian)Comune di Benevento - SCHEDA n° 2 Sassari, Italia, Tram Treno
  5. ^ (Italian) Elena Molinaro, Linee guida tram treno, Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti, atti del 5º convegno nazionale Sistema Tram, Roma, 1 gennaio-1 febbraio 2013.
  6. ^ "Metros January 2007". Railway Gazette International. 1 January 2007. 
  7. ^ (Italian) Lestradeferrate.it - Stazione di Santa Maria di Pisa
  8. ^ (Italian) Tram oltre Sassari. In: ″I Treni″ Nr. 320 (November 2009), p. 8.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gian Guido Turchi: A Sassari arriva il tram. In: ″I Treni″ Nr. 224 (March 2001), p. 14–17.

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Sassari at Wikimedia Commons