LeNORD

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LeNORD S.r.l.
Limited company
Industry Rail transport
Successor Trenord
Founded Milan, Italy (1 January 2004 (2004-01-01))
Defunct 2011/05/03
Headquarters Milan, Italy
Key people
Antonio Colombo, President
Marco Piuri, CEO
Products Passenger services
Revenue € 149,551,557 (2008)
€ 1,189,603 (2008)
Number of employees
1,201 (2008)
Parent FNM S.p.A.
Website www.lenord.it (English)

LeNORD S.r.l. (prior to 15 May 2006, Ferrovie Nord Milano Trasporti S.r.l.) was a subsidiary of the FNM Group responsible for operating passenger train services in northern Italy.

The company was round down upon its merger with the Lombardy Regional Division of Trenitalia in May 3, 2011. The merged entity became Trenord.[1][2]

The company moved approximately 50 million passengers per year, carried on 500 trains per day on 400 km (250 mi) of rail network, including both the network granted to the FNM Group, managed by FERROVIENORD, and the Milan Passerby Railway, managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI).

Together with Trenitalia and ATM Milano, LeNORD was a member of the temporary undertaking that took over the train service of the Milan suburban line S5 from 1 July 2008. On behalf of Trenitalia LeNORD, the company also managed the only rail link between the city of Milan and Malpensa Aeroporto railway station, the Malpensa Express. This service was previously operated by a company of the same name, which has remained in place as a subsidiary of LeNORD, under the new name VieNORD.

History[edit]

The company was founded as Ferrovie Nord Milano Trasporti S.r.l. on 1 January 2004, to take over the business on the passenger division of the company Ferrovie Nord Milano Esercizio SpA (now known as FERROVIENORD). On 12 December 2004, it started operating part of the Servizio ferroviario suburbano di Milano.[3] Specifically, it took over operation of the suburban lines S1, S2, S3, S4 and S10.

On 15 May 2006, following the redefinition of the corporate identity of the FNM Group, the company changed its name to LeNORD.

On 18 September 2009, under new agreements with Trenitalia and the Region of Lombardy, the company started the procedure to lease out its line of business to the railway company Trenitalia LeNORD (TLN), established in August 2008. For six years, the new company will be tasked to provide regional services on all lines in Lombardy, at both state and regional level. From 15 November 2009, regional passenger services operated by LeNORD were run on behalf of TLN.

Since 13 December 2009, LeNORD has been operating direct long-distance day EuroCity services between Germany, Austria and Italy, in association with the Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) and Deutsche Bahn (DB). The night service long distance EuroNight remains the responsibility of the Ferrovie dello Stato (FS).

On 3 May 2011 LeNord stopped its activity and its operations was moved to Trenord.

Rail services[edit]

Suburban lines[edit]

Regional lines[edit]

Milan branch

Line Route
Milano–Malpensa Milano CadornaSaronnoMalpensa Aeroporto T1 (Malpensa Express)
Milano–Saronno–Como Milano CadornaSaronnoComo
Milano–Saronno–Varese–Laveno Milano CadornaSaronnoVareseLaveno
Milano–Saronno–Novara Milano CadornaSaronnoNovara Nord
Milano–Seveso–Canzo-Asso Milano CadornaSevesoCanzo-Asso

Iseo branch

Line Route
Brescia–Edolo BresciaIseoEdolo
Brescia–Iseo BresciaIseo
Brescia–Breno BresciaIseoBreno
Bornato–Rovato BornatoRovato

Diagram of the network served by LeNORD (Milan branch)[edit]

Arrangement of passenger lines of the network LeNord FERROVIENORD (Milan branch) and the Milan Passante Railway.

Operations[edit]

The depot and social workshops for running and corrective maintenance for the Milan branch of the company are located in Novate Milanese, 8 km (5.0 mi) from Milan on the Milan–Saronno railway. For the Brescia branch, they are in Iseo. A further storage/workshop area is currently being developed at a former military installation, in the locality of Camnago in Lentate sul Seveso.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trenord. "L'azienda". Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ FNM SpA. Bilancio consolidato 2010. p. III
  3. ^ it:Servizio ferroviario suburbano di Milano

External links[edit]

This article is based upon a translation from the Italian language version as at February 2011.