Line 2 (Naples)

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Line 2
Logo linea 2 Napoli.svg
Staz Campi Flegrei metropolitana FS.jpg
Overview
Locale Naples, Italy
Transit type Commuter rail
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 12
Operation
Began operation 1925 (1925)
Operator(s) Trenitalia
Host railroads RFI
Number of vehicles ALe 724
ALe 582
TAF
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
standard gauge
System map

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Line 2 (Italian: Linea 2) is a commuter rail service operated by Trenitalia in the city of Naples, Italy. It connects 12 stations.

Line 2 operates on the Villa Literno–Napoli San Giovanni-Barra railway, which crosses the city of Naples from west to east.

Line 2 also has some regional extensions. These are the Formia-Castellamare, Naples-Capua and Naples-Salerno (all these services use the Passante railway, of which the latter two start from Campi Flegrei station). Line 2 is the only Trenitalia service forming part of the Naples metropolitan railway service.

History[edit]

The construction of the line, part of the ″direttissima″ Rome–Naples, was begun in 1911 and after a suspension during World War I, it was completed in 1925 between Pozzuoli and Piazza Garibaldi, electrified with third rail. Two years later the ″direttissima″ was completed, and the electrical rail service was extended towards Villa Literno and San Giovanni-Barra.[1]

In November 1935 the line was also electrified with overhead line; the third rail was discontinued in 1938.[2]

In 1997, the line was numbered as Line 2, while the proper Naples Metro line became Line 1. The two lines were connected with a pedestrian tunnel between Museo and Cavour in 2002.

In 2001, operation of the line was taken over by Metronapoli SpA, a newly established joint stock company in which Trenitalia held a 38% stake. However, in November 2005, operation of line 2 was transferred back to Trenitalia, and that company sold its Metronapoli shares to the municipal government.[3]

Nowadays the line is crossed by urban trains, and also by regional trains that reach Formia (westbound) and Capua, Castellammare and Salerno (eastbound).[4]

Rolling stock[edit]

The metropolitan service started in 1925 with third rail cars of type E.20 transferred from the Ferrovie Varesine.[1]

In 1938 the third rail system was discontinued,[1] and the E.20 substituted by the newer E.624 equipped with overhead line.[5]

From 1962–63 the E.624 were moved and substituted by the new EMUs of type ALe 803,[6] and from 1983 the ALe 724.[7]

Line 2 also uses ALe 582 and the newest double-decker Treno ad alta frequentazione.

Stations[edit]

Destinations to/from line 2
Train stops Opening Interchanges
Pozzuoli Solfatara 1925
Bagnoli-Agnano Terme 1927
Cavalleggeri Aosta 1957
Napoli Campi Flegrei 1925 Cumana railway, Metro Line 6
Napoli Piazza Leopardi 1927[8]
Napoli Mergellina 1925 Metro Line 6
Napoli Piazza Amedeo 1925 Chiaia Funicular
Napoli Montesanto 1925 Circumflegrea railway, Cumana railway, Montesanto funicular
Napoli Piazza Cavour 1925 Metro Line 1
Napoli Piazza Garibaldi 1925 Central railway station, Circumvesuviana,Metro Line 1
Napoli Gianturco 1927
Napoli San Giovanni-Barra 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Giovanni Cornolò: Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi Editrice, 2011, p. 28.
  2. ^ Giovanni Cornolò: Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi Editrice, 2011, p. 30.
  3. ^ Webb, Mary (ed.) (2009). Jane's Urban Transport Systems 2009-2010, pp. 192–193. Coulsdon, Surrey (UK): Jane's Information Group. ISBN 978-0-7106-2903-6.
  4. ^ Trenitalia official timetable, 2013.
  5. ^ Giovanni Cornolò: Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi Editrice, 2011, p. 50.
  6. ^ Giovanni Cornolò: Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi Editrice, 2011, p. 63.
  7. ^ Giovanni Cornolò: Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi Editrice, 2011, p. 275–276.
  8. ^ Ordine di Servizio FS n. 101, 1927

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cornolò, Giovanni (1994). Locomotive elettriche FS. Ermanno Albertelli Editore. ISBN 88-85909-97-3.
  • Cornolò, Giovanni (2011). Automotrici elettriche dalle origini al 1983. Duegi. ISBN 978-88-95096-05-6.

External links[edit]

Media related to Line 2 (Naples metro) at Wikimedia Commons