Milan Metro Line 5

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M5
Milano linea M5.svg
Linea 5 lilla - metropolitana di Milano - Stazione Garibaldi.JPG
Garibaldi FS station
Overview
Type Rapid transit/Light metro[2]
System Milan Metro
Status operational
Locale Milan, Italy
Termini Bignami
San Siro Stadio
Stations 19
Daily ridership 130,000 (October 2015)[1]
Operation
Opened 10 February 2013[3]
Operator(s) Metro 5 SpA
Technical
Line length 12.8 km (8.0 mi)[4][5]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map
Milano mappa M5 2015-11-14.svg

Line 5 is a 12.8-kilometre (8.0 mi)[4] underground light metro[2] line in Milan, Italy. The line is part of the Milan Metro and serves the north-eastern part of the city. Line 5 opened in stages between 2013 and 2015[3][6][5][7]

The line operates using AnsaldoBreda Driverless Metro vehicles, the same of the Copenhagen Metro.[8][9]

Route[edit]

The line, 12.8-kilometre (8.0 mi) long with 19 stations, runs from San Siro Stadio to Bignami in less than 26 minutes.[10]

Station Name Transfer Grade Opening
Bignami Underground 10 February 2013
Ponale Underground 10 February 2013
Bicocca Underground 10 February 2013
Cà Granda Underground 10 February 2013
Istria Underground 10 February 2013
Marche Underground 10 February 2013
Zara Milano linea M3.svg Underground 10 February 2013
Isola Underground 1 March 2014
Garibaldi FS Milano linea M2.svg

Milano S1.svg Milano S2.svg Milano S5.svg Milano S6.svg Milano S7.svg Milano S8.svg Milano S11.svg Milan line S12.png Milano S13.svg Tren.svg

Underground 1 March 2014
Monumentale Underground 11 October 2015[11]
Cenisio Underground 20 June 2015[12]
Gerusalemme Underground 26 September 2015[11]
Domodossola Milano S3.svg Milano S4.svg Tren.svg Underground 29 April 2015
Tre Torri Underground 14 November 2015
Portello Underground 6 June 2015[12]
Lotto Milano linea M1.svg Underground 29 April 2015
Segesta Underground 29 April 2015
San Siro Ippodromo Underground 29 April 2015
San Siro Stadio Underground 29 April 2015

Operation[edit]

Metro 5 SpA[edit]

The company responsible for construction works and operation is Metro 5 S.p.A., a consortium of:[13]

Metro 5 will cover 40% of global construction costs, and will operate the line for 27 years since opening.[13]

Rolling stock[edit]

Ansaldobreda driverless train in service in Milan.

The system features four-car articulated driverless trains from AnsaldoBreda.[14] Trains, designed by Giugiaro, are about 50 meters (160 ft) long,[2] 2.65 meters (8 ft 8 in) wide, with seating for 96 and a maximum capacity 536 passengers.[15]

The systems are controlled by a fully automated computer system, located at the control and maintenance center.

Future extensions[edit]

A northern extension from Bignami to Monza is currently under consideration.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delrio sulla M5: "Esempio virtuoso di infrastruttura"". Milano Today. 26 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Milan Line 5 The purple line connecting Garibaldi and Monza". Metropolitana Milanese S.p.A. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Milano Metro’s first driverless line inaugurated". Railway Gazette International. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Sostenibilità" [Sustainability] (in Italian). Metro 5 SpA. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Sadler, Katie (1 May 2015). "Milan Metro Line 5 extension begins driverless operation". Eurotransport. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Milano extends driverless Line M5". Railway Gazette International. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Chiandoni, Marco (1 May 2015). "Milan Line 5 extension opens". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Milan Metro". Railway Age. March 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "500 million euro Italian metro deal". International Railway Journal. April 2006. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Connessione in corso: stiamo mettendo Milano in linea con il futuro". Metro5 S.p.A. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Milan to open Monumentale metro station with a party". Wanted in Milan. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Two new M5 stations to open shortly". Wanted in Milan. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Azienda" [Company] (in Italian). Metro 5 SpA. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Milano metro M5 extension contract signed". Railway Gazette International. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Metro Milano Linea 5 Driverless". AnsaldoBreda. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Metro, nel 2012 era tutto pronto: ecco le fermate di Monza". Carmine Ranieri Guarino. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 

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