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ATM - Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (Official Page)

Metropolitana Milanese S.A. (Metro constructor)

Milan Urban Rail Map incl. Passante (300K)

Metro Map incl. Passante (128K)



Passante Ferroviario (Gruppo Fermodellistico Milanese "Italo Briano")

Map Metro Milano



Italy's second largest city and capital of the north has 1.5 million inhabitants (3 million in metropolitan area of almost 1000 km2).

The Milan metro system is 69 km long (47 km underground) and has 84 stations (71 underground). M2 reaches far out of the city to Gessate.

Although the first part of the metro opened in 1964 the first project dates back to 1848; at that time engineer Mira proposed to deviate the water of the Naviglio Channel around Crescenzago (M2 Crescenzago) in order to operate a horse-drawn tramway in the canal bed (within the city boundaries the Navigli Channels system was almost completely covered in the 1930's!). At the eve of World War I, a metro network seemed to the city council the only way to solve the "increasing traffic problems"(!). An ambitious project from 1925 planned 7 lines, four of which crossing at Duomo, two at Castello Square (M1 Cairoli) and one would be circular. The project was never carried out because the expenses of construction were not justified by the relatively small amount of passengers. The 1938 project was more or less identical to that presented in 1955, on which today's network is based. Work begun at Buonarrotti (M1 Buonarrotti) in 1957, and the first section of the "red line" was finally opened in 1964.

The "green line" opened in 1969 between Caiazzo and Gobba; in 1972 the former interurban and recently modernised tramway from Milano P.zza Sire Raul (close to depot Teodosio) to Gorgonzola was incorporated into the metro network; This interurban tramway network once extended to Vaprio d'Adda and Cassano d'Adda. At that time, this suburban section was the only one of the Milano metro system running above ground. The heavy interurban yellow trams where not withdrawn but kept serving between the new metro terminus Gorgonzola M2 and the former interurban terminus in Vaprio and Cassano. The Cassano branch closed soon in 1972 while the Vaprio route ceased in 1978. In 1985 the metro reached Gessate, following partially the former tram track. The other above ground branch opened in 1981 from Gobba M2 to Cologno Nord also replacing the "yellow tram" from P.zza Sire Raul to Vimercate. When the interurban tram networks were closed, ATM planned to extend the metro in order to serve all areas originally served by the tram. Metro stopped at Cologno and Gessate. After spending some years in the Gorgonzola depot, the yellow trams were repainted in ordinary orange livery and shifted to the Brianza interurban tramways. Contrary to ATM intentions, the Brianza interurban tram network was never integrated with the metro system due to budget shortage and is about to close.

Only M1 has third rail power supply, M2 and M3 have catenary supply. Trains run from 6.00 till midnight and every 5 minutes (2.5 min during rush hours). The network is a closed system, tickets have to be stamped ina validating machine when entering the pay zone.



For a better integration of suburban trains and metro a cross city rail tunnel (passante) was built to connect northern and southern suburban lines and allow better transfer to the metro (Garibaldi - M2, Repubblica- M3, Porta Venezia - M1). The first part from Milano Nord Bovisa to Porta Venezia was opened in Dec 1997.

A northbound branch from LANCETTI to CERTOSA FS opened in 1999 allowing the Passante to operate three S-Bahn type lines to SARONNO, GALLARATE and VARESE (plus an urban service between BOVISA FN and PORTA VENEZIA); the extension form PORTA VENEZIA to DATEO is opened on 30 June 2002.



Current expansions include M3 north to Maciachini (30 Nov 2003) and later to Comasina (with intermediate stations at Dergano, Affori Centro, Affori FN), and M2 south to Abbiategrasso.
The remaining stretch of the Passante from Dateo to Porta Vittoria is scheduled to open in May 2004, when it will also be linked to the railway Milano-Verona-Venezia, the link with the railway Milano-Bologna-Rome will be finished by 2006.

TIMETABLE for metro extensions:

Line M1: Molino Dorino - Rho Fiera 4 km, 2 stations - 2005;
Sesto F.S. - Monza 6 km, 4 stations - 2007;
Line M2: Famagosta - Abbiategrasso 1,3 km, 1 station - 2004;
Famagosta - Assago 4,7 km, 2 stations, surface - 2006;
Line M3: Maciachini - Comasina 4,5 km, 4 stations - 2007.

MID-TERM PLANS (view map)

- Line M1: extensions from Molino Dorino to Pero-Rho (2330 metres) and from Sesto FS to Monza-Borgazzi and to Monaz Centro. The Bisceglie branch may be extended to Baggio (1 station 1.3 kms).

- Line M2: in 2003, a proposal to extend this line beyond Cologno Nord to Vimercate is being discussed (2012).
On the existing line, another station will be added between Cascina Burrona and Cernusco S/N, called Melghera.

- Line M3: southern extension from San Donato to Paullo via Peschiera Borromeo

- Line M4 from LORENTEGGIO (southwest) to LINATE AIRPORT (east) via the PORTA GENOVA rail station and the city centre. Stations planned are: Lorenteggio, Gelsomini, Frattini, Tolstoi, Washington/Bolivar, Foppa, Parco Solari, S. Ambrogio “M2”, De Amicis, Vetra, S. Sofia,Crocetta “M3”, Sforza/Policlinico, Sforza/Sormani, Visconti di Modrone, S.Babila “M1”, Tricolore, Dateo “R”, Susa, Argonne, Forlanini, Aeroporto Linate.

- Line M5 will run north from Garibaldi F.S (M2; Passante) to Isola, Zara (M3), Marche, Istria, Ca' Granda, Bicocca, Ponale and Bignami. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2003 (> 2007). It is designed as a driverless small profile metro line.


There are 4 metrotram lines planned/under construction:

Metrotranvia Nord (Metrotram North) from CASTELLO to PARCO NORD via Maciachini and Niguarda Hospital (under construction > 30/11/2003);
Metrotranvia Sud (Metrotram South) from DUOMO to ROZZANO (under construction > 12/2003);

Lagosta – Bicocca (opening in 2002 – it’s the first part of the new metrotram line that will run from Certosa F.S. [Passante Ferroviario] to Cascina Gobba [M2]);
Lagosta - Cinisello Balsamo (> 2005).

Similar to Stadtbahn or Premetro systems, these lines will be partly underground and partly surface with priority at level crossings, and will be operated with Adtranz Eurotrams (already purchased and currently being tested on main tram routes).


Practical Info

Trains run from 6:00 until midnight every 5 minutes (2.5 min during rush hours). The network is a closed system, tickets have to be stamped in validating machines when entering the pay zone.

All tickets allow transfer, within 75 minutes, between all different means of transport, metropolitana, buses, trams, trolleybus, and suburban trains run by FERROVIE NORD and TRENITALIA (FERROVIE DELLO STATO) (FS) within the city. Prices are shown in Euro and valid in 2002:

Single ticket - 1.00
4-Trips - 4.00
10-Rides - 9.20
1-Day-Pass - 3.00
2-Days-Pass - 5.50

Weekly 2x6 (2 rides a day) - 6.70
Weekly Pass* - 9.00
Monthly Pass* - 30.00
Year's Pass* - 300.00

People mover (Cascina Gobba - Ospedale San Raffaele) - 2 rides - 0.80


Die U-Bahn / Metro von MAILAND - Zusammenfassung

Mailand (Milano) ist mit 1,5 Mill. Einwohnern die zweitgrößte Stadt Italiens und die Hauptstadt der Lombardei. Im Großraum von Mailand (etwa 1000 km2) leben ca. 3 Millionen Menschen.

Das Metronetz von Mailand besteht aus 3 Linien mit einer Gesamtlänge von 69 km (davon 47 km unterirdisch) mit 84 Stationen (71 unterirdisch). Die Linie M2 führt weit über die Stadtgrenzen hinaus bis Gessate.

Die Linie M1 (Linea rossa) wurde 1964 zwischen Sesto Marelli und Lotto eröffnet, ein Ast wurde 1966 bis Gambara in Betrieb genommen. Später wurde die Linie in beide Richtungen verlängert: 1975 bis QT8 und bis Inganni; 1980 bis San Leonardo; 1986 bis Molino Dorino und bis Sesto FS; und 1992 bis Bisceglie.

Die Linie M2 (Linea verde) folgte 1969 zwischen Caiazzo und Gobba. Spätere Erweiterungen waren: 1970 bis Centrale FS; 1971 bis Garibaldi FS; 1972 bis Gorgonzola; 1978 bis Cadorna; 1981 bis Cologno Nord; 1983 bis Porta Genova; 1985 bis Romolo und bis Gessate; 1994 bis Famagosta. Eine Verlängerung nach Süden bis Missaglia ist im Bau.

Die Linie M3 (Linea gialla) ist die neueste Linie, die 1990 zwischen Centrale FS und Porta Romana in Betrieb genommen wurde. Sie wurde 1991 bis San Donato und Sondrio und 1995 bis Zara verlängert. Eine Verlängerung nach Norden ist geplant. Die Linie M3 ist für Behinderte voll zugänglich.

Um die Vorortbahnen und die Metro besser zu verbinden, wurde ein Eisenbahntunnel quer durch die Stadt gebaut (Passante). An drei Bahnhöfen ist das Umsteigen zur Metro möglich (Garibaldi - M2, Repubblica- M3, Porta Venezia - M1). Der erste Abschnitt von Milano Nord Bovisa bis Porta Venezia wurde im Dez. 1997 eröffnet. Er wird sowohl von den Zügen der Ferrovie Nord als auch von den italienischen Staatsbahnen (Ferrovie dello Stato - Trenitalia) benutzt.


El Metro de MILÁN - Resumen

Milán es la segunda ciudad de Italia y capital de la región de Lombardía. Tiene 1,5 millones de habitantes (3 millones en un área metropolitana de casi 1000 km2).

La red de metro de Milán consta de 3 líneas con una longitud total de 69 km (de los cuales 47 km son subterráneos) y tiene 84 estaciones (71 subterráneas). La línea M2 llega hasta Gessate, lejos del centro de Milán.

La línea M1 (linea rossa) fue inaugurada en 1964 entre Sesto Marelli y Lotto, en 1966 se añadió un ramal hasta Gambara. Más tarde se prolongó por todos los extremos: en 1975 hasta QT8 y Inganni; en 1980 hasta San Leonardo; en 1986 a Molino Dorino y a Sesto FS; en 1992 hasta Bisceglie.

La línea M2 (linea verde) abrió en 1969 entre Caiazzo y Gobba. Más tarde se construyeron prolongaciones: 1970 a Centrale FS; 1971 a Garibaldi FS; 1972 a Gorgonzola; 1978 a Cadorna; 1981 a Cologno Nord; 1983 a Porta Genova; 1985 a Romolo y a Gessate; 1994 hasta Famagosta. El tramo sur hasta Missaglia está actualmente en obras.

La línea M3 (linea gialla) es la línea más reciente. Fue puesta en servicio en 1990 entre Centrale FS y Porta Romana. En 1991 fue prolongada hasta San Donato y Sondrio, y en 1995 llegó a Zara. El tramo norte se encuentra actualmente en fase de proyecto. La línea M3 es totalmente accesible para personas con movilidad reducida.

Para integrar mejor los trenes de cercanías y el metro se construyó un túnel para enlazar las líneas suburbanas del norte con las del sur (Passante). Tiene correspondencia con las tres líneas de metro: Garibaldi - M2, Repubblica- M3, Porta Venezia - M1. El primer tramo entre Milano Nord Bovisa y Porta Venezia fue abierto en diciembre de 1997. Este túnel lo utilizan tanto los trenes de Ferrovie Nord como los de los ferrocarriles estatales (Trenitalia).


Métro de MILAN - Resumé

Milan est la deuxième ville d’Italie et la capitale de la région de la Lombardie. Elle a 1,5 million d’habitants (3 millions dans l’agglomération, qui fait presque 1000km²).

Le réseau de métro de trois lignes de Milan fait 69km de long (dont 47km sont souterrains) et a 84 stations (71 souterraines). La ligne M2 atteint la lointaine ville de banlieue de Gessate.

La ligne M1 (ligne rouge - linea rossa) fut mise en service en 1964 entre Sesto Marelli et Lotto, une branche en direction de Gambara fut ajoutée en 1966. Puis la ligne fut prolongée à chacun de ses terminus: en 1975 jusqu’à QT8 et Inganni; en 1980 à San Leonardo; en 1986 jusqu’à Molino Dorino et Sesto FS; en 1992 à Bisceglie.

La ligne M2 (ligne verte - linea verde) suivi en 1969 entre Caiazzo et Gobba. Plus tard des extensions furent construites: en 1970 jusqu’à Centrale FS; en 1971 à Garibaldi FS; en 1972 à Gorgonzola; en 1978 jusqu’à Cadorna; en 1981 à Cologno Nord; en 1983 à Porta Genova; en 1985 jusqu’à Romolo et Gessate; en 1994 jusqu’à Famagosta. Des travaux d’extension vers Missaglia sont en cours.

La ligne M3 (ligne jaune - linea gialla) est la plus récente et fut mise en service en 1990 entre Centrale FS et Porta Romana. Elle fut prolongée en 1991 jusqu’à San Donato et Sondrio, puis en 1995 à Zara. Une extension au nord est à l’étude. La ligne M3 est accessible aux personnes en fauteuil roulant.

Pour une meilleure intégration des trains de banlieue au réseau du métro, un tunnel traversant le centre ville (Passante) fut construit pour relier les lignes de banlieue du nord et du sud et permettre une meilleure correspondance avec le métro (Garibaldi ligne M2, Repubblica ligne M3, Porta Venezia ligne M1). La première section de Milano Nord Bovisa à Porta Venezia fut mise en service en décembre 1997 et est desservie parles trains des compagnies Ferrovie Nord et Ferrovie dello Stato.













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