Genoa Metro

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Genoa Metro
Logo Metropolitane Italia.svg
Genova metro 2016 3.jpg
Overview
Native name Metropolitana di Genova
Locale Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 8[1]
Annual ridership 11 million[1]
Website AMT Genoa Metropolitana
Operation
Began operation 13 June 1990
Operator(s) Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti S.p.A. (AMT)
Technical
System length 7.1 km (4.4 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
(standard gauge)
Electrification 750 V DC
System map

Genova mappa metropolitana.svg

The Genoa Metro (Italian: Metropolitana di Genova) is a light metro consisting of a single line that connects the centre of Genoa, Italy with the suburb of Rivarolo Ligure, to the north-west of the city centre. The service is currently managed by Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti (AMT), which provides public transport for the city of Genoa.

It is a 7.1 kilometres (4.4 mi) long[1] 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) (standard gauge) double-track line and is electrified at 750 volts DC. It has a direct connection with the underground suburban station under Trenitalia's mainline railway station, Principe. The first section, opened on 13 June 1990 in time for the football World Cup, was 2.5-kilometre (1.6 mi)[1] between the stations of Brin and Dinegro.[2] The line was extended to Principe in 1992,[1] to San Giorgio-Caricamento in 2003,[1] to De Ferrari (underground station at Piazza De Ferrari) in 2005,[3] and to Brignole in 2012.[1]

In March 2018 the Italian government announced the investment for an extension of one station at either end of the line, Canepari to the northwest and Martinez to the east. In addition, a further three train sets would be bought to accommodate the extension[4]

List of stations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "HOME - Rete e orari - Metropolitana" [HOME - Network and schedules - Metro] (in Italian). Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti S.p.A. (AMT). 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  2. ^ Modern Tramway and Light Rail Transit, October 1990, p. 354. Ian Allan Ltd./Light Rail Transit Association.
  3. ^ Tramways & Urban Transit, April 2005, p. 149. Ian Allan Ltd./Light Rail Transit Association.
  4. ^ UK, DVV Media. "Italian transport funding approved". Metro Report. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Paolo Gassani: Genova verso la metropolitana leggera. In: ″I Treni Oggi″ Nr. 27 (February 1983), p. 11–13.

External links[edit]

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