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Old February 5th, 2006, 04:05 AM   #1
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Congratulations to Turin on the opening of a new metro!

Today marks the opening of a new metro in Turin (Torino), Italy. The initial segment that opened today is about 7 km in length. Additional segments are to follow. The new metro is a VAL system. The trains are fully automated and ride on rubber tires:



















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http://www.metrotorino.it/val.htm

http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/tor/torino.htm
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Old February 5th, 2006, 04:49 AM   #3
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:00 AM   #4
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:01 AM   #5
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Map and Info From: http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/tor/torino.htm

Official Website: http://www.metrotorino.it/index_flash.php




System

Turin's first metro line is based on the VAL system in Lille and Toulouse. It starts in the centre of Turin at the main railway station Porta Nuova, crosses the city centre via Porta Susa railway station and then runs west to Collegno along Corso Francia. When completed in late 2006, the first section of the metro line will be 9.6 km long and will have 15 stations.

- July 1999: Invitation to tender
- End of 1999: Contract awarded to SYSTRA S.A. / GEODATA
- Construction started officially on 19 Dec 2000
- Opening: Feb. 2006, just in time for the Winter Olympic Games

23 metro trains were ordered from Siemens in Oct. 2001 and were built in Austria. The VAL 208 trains are formed by four 2.08 m wide cars, each train with a total length of 52 m.

A typical station is 19 m wide and 60 m long, and lies at an average depth of 16 m. Platforms are separated from the tracks by platform screen doors. Whereas stations were built by the cut-and-cover method, running tunnels were excavated by tunnel-boring machines (7.8 m diameter).

Turin also has an extensive tramway network (179 km now, 195 km planned for 2002) which includes light rail lines 3 and 9. Tram line 4 is being upgraded, and it is thought to become a partly underground (crossing the city centre) light rail line, linking the northern and southern parts of the city. It will efficiently integrate with metro line 1, which it will cross in the city centre.

Italian State Railways (Ferrovia dello Stato - Trenitalia) is building the Passante, an underground north-south rail link from Stura to Lingotto. From 2006 there will be trains every 5 minutes between Dora and Lingotto, and every 10 minutes from Dora to Stura.

PROJECTS

A 2nd phase was decided in early 2000 which includes a 3.8 km long extension of the initial route from Porta Nuova south to Lingotto, all underground with 6 stations along Via Nizza running parallel to the river Po. Construction scheduled to start in 2006.

Later another 3.6 km extension is planned west of Fermi with four stations, Pastrengo, XXIV Maggio, Leumann and Cascine Vica. Later another 5 stations have been added to the project. Another extension is considered from Lingotto to Piazza Bengasi.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:12 AM   #6
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:29 AM   #7
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Looks great... reminds me of Vancouvers SkyTrain.... The city is hosting the Olympics as well.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:44 AM   #8
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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:46 AM   #9
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Looks great!
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Old February 5th, 2006, 08:28 AM   #10
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Another great metro for Italia!
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Old February 5th, 2006, 08:34 AM   #11
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Very nice metro! Reminds me of Athens Metro a little bit.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 09:45 AM   #12
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Looks great... reminds me of Vancouvers SkyTrain.... The city is hosting the Olympics as well.
And Vancouver is also building its own 19-km subway line from the downtown core to the airport in time for its own Olympics.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 10:04 AM   #13
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Finally....first italian VAL!.....Better wait until the Olympics end before going and see it! LOL

Finalmente, il primo VAL italiano!...Meglio aspettare la fine delle olimpiadi per andarlo a vedere! LOL
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Old February 5th, 2006, 11:49 AM   #14
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beautiful technology

it looks like Rennes val system.




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Old February 5th, 2006, 07:56 PM   #15
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Congrats! Someone add the map to the map thread in the forum!
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European metro is the best in the world (tied with Asia?) Anyway thanks for posting.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 02:48 AM   #17
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Excellent, PSD and Plasma TV are always a plus. I do have a complain though, I dont really like the elevators being outdoor, people could easily slip when it's raining.
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And Vancouver is also building its own 19-km subway line from the downtown core to the airport in time for its own Olympics.
Unlike this metro, Vancouverites will get a month or two to test it before the masses come. Good timing for Turin, looks very nice.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 05:50 AM   #19
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Congratulations to Turin!

One more metro city!!

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very, very nice!!!
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