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Old December 21st, 2009, 01:02 PM   #41
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cool metro system, but the trains look quite short, is there a high frequency?
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Old December 21st, 2009, 01:42 PM   #42
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Excellent thread. Very thorough.

Everything looks so modern and well designed. Very aesthetically pleasing.

Well done, Torino.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 09:51 PM   #43
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Oh, and for those interested, here's a small photo gallery
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 09:34 PM   #44
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Oh, and for those interested, here's a small photo gallery
Thanks, feel free to post 'em if you like.

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cool metro system, but the trains look quite short, is there a high frequency?

Trains are 52-meters long, carrying about 440 people each. They are, IMHO, M1's biggest fault, since they can't allow communication between cars, seats are in a quite stupid position and they're incredibly narrow: 208 cms, as their name. quite wisely, the City is thinking to use wider VAL 256 for the new M2. Frequency is a train every 3 minutes, but I think on rush hour it is even higher. However, with the line at full lenght, it'll be increased further.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 02:35 PM   #45
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OMG , Turin metro looks amazing, is the best MRT in Italy indeed!
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Old December 27th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #46
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Stazione Nizza



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Completed at 79% according to Turin's metro website, the station was the first to be reached by TBM "Caterina" on October 7th, 2008. Here's some pictures of the day when the constructor opened up the building site to visitors.

Courtesy Marmox: http://www.marmox.it/index.php?optio...a-m1&Itemid=96




The TBM.





One of the air shafts serving the station. Those already in place has been beautifully integrated, IMHO, by using stone and steel.


The lobby

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Old December 30th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #47
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Stazione Dante



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This is the third station of the new expansion. It stands in De Amicis square but, for reasons I don't know, it has been given the name of a neaby alley.

However, according to the website it's 69% complete, and the TBM passed by there on March 21st this year. As usual, Marmox was there, all the following pictures belong to his website.






The TBM. Doesn't look girly at all, IMHO!


Still way to go!


A tilting measurement device. Used to ensure that the TBM isn't causing any damages on surrounding buildings and properties. Believe it or not, but M1 is facing constant obstructionism by shop owners who are blaiming a downfall in business revenues due to, they say, lack of car parks around which have been occupied by the building site.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #48
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Great thread, what is the daily ridership of the Turin metro?
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Old December 31st, 2009, 12:09 AM   #49
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Great thread, what is the daily ridership of the Turin metro?
according to the official website, in its first year M1 - with about half of the final lenght - has carried 9 million passengers. I'll ask on the Italian forum for further infos.

Been askin' on the Italian forum: according to official GTT data, it has a daily ridership of about 85,000 passengers. Once complete, it'll be 140,000.

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Old January 1st, 2010, 12:07 AM   #50
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grazie!
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:43 PM   #51
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prego!

An insight view of M1's Depot, Maintenance and Control Centre. All pictures were made by Marmox during his visit to the place back in 2005.

The Depot stands in Collegno, at the end of M1's track. Further infos and pictures here: http://www.marmox.it/index.php?optio...&limitstart=30



doing the cleanin'...


the front gear, tyres by Michelin. Please note the electric plug.


A more detailed close-up: the horizontal skid you see is the electric plug I've mentioned above.










the maintenance garage.


One of the trains. usually two of them are chained together, but their biggest fault is the lack of communicability among cars.

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Old January 4th, 2010, 08:49 AM   #52
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I wouldn't say it's a fault, more of a flexibility in many cases. Vancouver's SkyTrain system has the same issue. For an operator standpoint, if capacity permits, having two vehicles linked together is better than having one long vehicle. For one, you can link and unlink trains when needed. Also, the operations and maintenance sheds can be built shorter and smaller because of the fact that the trains are smaller before linked.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:49 AM   #53
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good topic!


Probably the best metro in italy right?
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Old January 5th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #54
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Definitely no.
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Cleanest and newest metro in Italy.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 06:36 PM   #56
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Definitely no.

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Old January 5th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #57
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I wouldn't say it's a fault, more of a flexibility in many cases. Vancouver's SkyTrain system has the same issue. For an operator standpoint, if capacity permits, having two vehicles linked together is better than having one long vehicle. For one, you can link and unlink trains when needed. Also, the operations and maintenance sheds can be built shorter and smaller because of the fact that the trains are smaller before linked.
yeah, that's a good point I've never thought of. but, as a passenger, you can't move from a car to another even in one of the trains, cars simply don't communicate, even if there are doors, for maintenance purposes I think.

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Definitely no.
well, I think we'd define what's "best". if best means prettiest - quite a subjective issue - I think Napoli's ones are the best, and then Torino's M1. if we speak about usefulness, it's a different matter.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:05 AM   #58
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I'm really impressed with this system - it's so well designed and sleek.

I wish Australia would build a few of these pre-metro systems here.

Are there any plans to upgrade it once demand is there?

Thanks for making this thread (fabrizio).
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Old January 6th, 2010, 01:10 PM   #59
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wel, I thik a pre-metro is a tram running underground, isn't it? our is a light underground system. The frequence can be upgraded to a limit of one train every 50 or so minutes, and eggheads at GTT think this will fullfil the demand on the line pretty much. Anyway, for our M2 line (which is somewhere between a wet dream and Santa's Christmas letter) I hope VAL256 will be used.
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wel, I thik a pre-metro is a tram running underground, isn't it?
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