Line 6 (Naples Metro)

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Line 6
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Overview
Type Light metro[2]
System Naples Metro
Status Closed to the public[1]
Locale Naples, Campania, Italy
Termini 24 November 2003
4 February 2007 (MostraMergellina Section)
Stations 4
Operation
Opened January 11, 2007 (2007-01-11)
Operator(s) ANM
Rolling stock T 67
Technical
Line length 2.2 km (1.4 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
standard gauge
Route map
Napoli - mappa metropolitana.png

Line 6 (Italian: Linea sei) is a 2.2-kilometre (1.4 mi)[3] light metro[2] line that forms part of the Naples Metro. It connects 4 stations. The line is currently closed to the public[1] due to low ridership.

When the planned expansion of Line 6 is finished (2017), there will a total of 8 stations along a planned 5.5-kilometre (3.4 mi) route length.[2]

History[edit]

The actual Line 6 was originally projected as a rapid tramway line (Linea Tranviaria Rapida, LTR) with some underground parts. Works started at the end of the 1980s, with a plan to open the first section for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. As the end station Mergellina couldn't be completed in time, the line wasn't opened and was left abandoned for many years.

In the 2000s it was decided to complete the Mergellina station and to open the section that had already been built, but as a light metro without any connection with the tram network. The section was opened on 4 February 2007, from Mostra to Mergellina with two intermediate stops at Lala and Augusto, and a frequency of a train every 8 minutes.[4][5]

Line was operated by Metronapoli until November 2013 when operations of the Naples Metro was taken over by Azienda Napoletana Mobilità SpA (ANM).

As the existing section is really short, and already served by other parallel lines (Line 2 and Cumana), the line has been much less used since its opening. The service was suspended on 10 March 2011, and later re-opened only in the morning from Mondays to Fridays with a reduced frequency.[6]

Expansion[edit]

The line will be extended from the west of Naples to the city center at Municipio.

Preliminary work began in July 2006 on the way to Municipio, where work is already under way on Line 1. In September 2007 Ansaldo STS was awarded a €426m contract for the 3.1-kilometre (1.9 mi) section MergellinaMunicipio.[7]

Stations[edit]

Naples Metro Line 6
Station Opened Notes
Mostra 2007 Interchange with Line 2 and Cumana railway
Augusto 2007
Lala 2007
Mergellina 2007 Interchange with Line 2
Arco Mirelli 2018 Under construction
San Pasquale 2018 Under construction
Chiaia - Monte di Dio 2018 Under construction
Municipio 2018 Under construction (for Line 6); Opened for Line 1 in June 2015 – eventual Interchange station between Lines 1 & 6

Service[edit]

Trains on Line 6 formerly travelled every 16 minutes, only in the mornings from Mondays to Saturdays.[8] But ridership on the operational rump part of Line 6 was low, and the line is currently closed to the public.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Frequenze def" [Final frequencies] (PDF) (in Italian). Azienda Napoletana Mobilità s.p.a. (ANM). Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  2. ^ a b c "metro" (in Italian). Azienda Napoletana Mobilità s.p.a. (ANM). Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  3. ^ "anm in cifre" [anm in figures] (in Italian). Azienda Napoletana Mobilità s.p.a. (ANM). Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Napoli metro Line 6 opens". Railway Gazette International. 1 March 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. 
  5. ^ Metropolitana 6 a Napoli. In: ″I Treni″ Nr. 291 (March 2007), p. 10.
  6. ^ Napoli chiude prima. In: ″I Treni″ Nr. 336 (April 2011), p. 7.
  7. ^ "Napoli awards €426m metro Line 6 contract". Railway Gazette International. 4 October 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-03-21. 
  8. ^ Metronapoli - Frequenza corse linee metropolitane (pdf) Archived July 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Guido Mazzuolo: La linea tranviaria rapida a Napoli. Sintesi del progetto. In: ″Ingegneria Ferroviaria″, October 1984, p. 680–685.
  • Riccardo Carugati: Tram rapido a Napoli. In: ″I Treni Oggi″, July-August 1990, p. 31–33.
  • Marcello Cruciani, Roberto Zannotti: ″Mondiale″ un anno dopo - 2. In: ″I Treni Oggi″ Nr. 117 (July-August 1991), p. 27–28.

External links[edit]

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