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Old January 7th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #61
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Poor yoga.
I mean, it's not the best line in Italy. Definitely.

The newest? Ok.

But there are other things to take into consideration. The number of stops, the lenght of the line, the capacity, the daily (at least) number of passengers, the frequency of trains.

How can you say "the best line in Italy" looking only at some pics.

The prettiest lines are probably in Napoli. The most efficent ones are probably in Milano. I think Milano's line 1 is, nowadays, the best line in Italy.

This is my opinion obviously.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #62
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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.

I saw the line and it seemed to me not so beatiful, being a quite new line.

Interesting, technological, comfortable but not so beautiful. It seems old in the newhood. Expecially some corridors in Porta Nuova or Porta Susa I don't remember.

Maybe I only had too many expectations.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 11:55 PM   #63
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I saw the line and it seemed to me not so beatiful, being a quite new line.

Interesting, technological, comfortable but not so beautiful. It seems old in the newhood. Expecially some corridors in Porta Nuova or Porta Susa I don't remember.

Maybe I only had too many expectations.
It isn't a modern art jewel, but a thing made to last. No frills, yet "agrable", as the French may say, if I remember well. And I don't agree on your judgement about its supposed old-looking, but it's a matter of personal likes and dislikes.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 01:08 AM   #64
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Stazione Carducci - Molinette

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Well, let's resume a little bit this thread, shall we?
Carducci-Molinette is the fourth station of the new expansion, reached by TBM "Caterina" on may 15th, 2009. "She" left the station after a couple of weeks of maintenance, and reached her next stage in July.

Here's a couple of pictures from Marmox's website, who has been attending at the open day held by GTT back in May.








Again, one of the tilting measurement devices. Vibrations sparked a lot of fury among residents, especially business owners, who complained about the damages such a massive TBM was causing, according to them.


Pictured above, Piazza Carducci: a typical square made of horrid '50s blocks, IMHO. This stop should be used by those en route to Molinette, one of Turin's biggest hospitals. I'm using the verb "should" since the station itself isn't really close to the hospital entrance, and this might cause some problems to those, especially elderly people, who have ambulatory issues.

This is Ciupa's contribution to the documentation. He lives close by, and snapped these useful pictures witnessing how workers did cover the station hole, this December, and the light rail system reconstruction. These are good news for us, since we feared that n.18 tram, which used to pass nearby, was no more.






And this is the situation nowadays, still thanks to Ciupa.



See all this tarmac? well, it shouldn't have been there. Yep. Before the construction started, this square used to have a little garden and some trees, which had to be cut - actually, I don't remember if contractors did it because they inferfered with the operations, or whatever. The City Council said they'd have been re-planting trees, putting some benches and a cycle track was part of the plan as well. I said was, since the deal has been scrapped, and this is what you get. tarmac. Of course, residents are furious about it, and...can you blame 'em? I can't.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 01:14 AM   #65
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Not-so-fresh but yet agreeable updates by Maurrison:

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Un po' di foto dai cantieri della Metro:

Stazione Carducci






Stazione Spezia




Stazione Lingotto


Stazione Dante


Natale in cantiere
And... Metro1, in true teenager fashion, has gone on Facebook, check out its page by clicking here. I admit I have no idea whether they're on Twitter as well or not...
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Old January 31st, 2010, 06:52 PM   #66
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How deep are the stations below ground ?
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Old February 4th, 2010, 03:46 AM   #67
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I think it's about 20 metres.

From http://www.metrotorino.it/eng/tecniche.php :

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Close to 80 metres long, it reaches Turin divide into its separate component parts: these are then lowered into the Marconi station, and reassembled directly underground. The excavation takes place at a depth of approximately 20 metres without interfering with the utility network (situated at a lower depth).
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On 4th February the first Italian automated underground, MetroTorino is celebrating its 4th birthday. A constant growth which in just one year has increased the number of passengers from 9,000,000 in 2006 to 22,000,000 in 2009 (with an average of 90,000 daily passengers on week days). This trust was gained on the basis of the high percentage of punctual runs: 99.82%
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Old March 31st, 2011, 03:48 PM   #68
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Busy scenes of people on the first day of the recent extensions

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Old April 9th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #69
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Thanks for posting!

After the latest opening Turin's line 1 is now about 13 km long, and works for a further extension southwards will start soon. If more funds will be available, within 2016 the line is due to reach a length of 19 km. Meanwhile, the 5 line commuter train system will be operating and hopefully works for line 2 will start as well. Maybe it's still too little for a metropolitan area with over 1.7 million people, but better than nothing.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #70
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Turin took Lille's metro which is a reference !!

Very good to see italians have good tastes!
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Old April 11th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #71
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Thanks! Unlike Lille and other cities, Turin's VAL has a double train configuration (52 metres), the only one in the world so far.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #72
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Soon lille on line1 1 et line 2 will have this double configuration.
Works to enlarge line 1 will debut soon, the finanacement has been voted.

Yes Turin was the first to do it but lille has planned it since several yerars before turin because the needs increasing year after year (student population growing+new stadium+ perhaps connection in the future with airport)

i want to see it!!
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Old April 12th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #73
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Soon lille on line 1 et line 2 will have this double configuration.
Works to enlarge line 1 will debut soon, the finanacement has been voted.
Very good. So I was right when I wrote "so far".
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Old September 9th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #74
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Thanks to the italian forumer marmox, some pics of the new metro station opened a few hours ago.
It is located inside the new railway station of Porta Susa that is still partly under contruction.

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Ecco alcune foto dell'inaugurazione di stamattina.

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Old February 25th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #75
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foto in notturna della stazione

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ميكيلا michela @ flickr.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/michelamazzoli/6612006027/

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Brizius @ flickr.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6741342053/
You'll see Porta Susa station more or less complete via this High-speed train ride Cab ride video below (at 5:55)

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Old December 24th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #76
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Lingotto Bengasi extension

The Lingotto-Piazza Bengasi extension, will be 1.9 km long and will include 2 stations (Italia 61 and Bengasi).
The two stations planned for this line will serve strategic catchment areas: Italia 61 will be located adjacent to the area where the new Regione Piemonte skyscraper will be erected, while Bengasi will become an interchange point with intercity transport lines and an underground carpark (currently being planned by the City of Turin).

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Old November 10th, 2013, 05:17 AM   #77
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Hey I read someplace that Turin is planing, a second metro line, that will run from north to south, does anyone of you guys know, if it will include a station, anyway near Juventus Stadium?
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Old November 10th, 2013, 10:48 AM   #78
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Hey I read someplace that Turin is planing, a second metro line, that will run from north to south, does anyone of you guys know, if it will include a station, anyway near Juventus Stadium?
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropo...orino#Linea_M2

This could be the new north-south-line. Original plans called for a metro-tram back in the 80s. Thats what the high-floor trams on line 3 are bought for. Those trains are somewhat similar to Genovas and Naples (line6) trains. It was a time where light metro was ahead. At that time Torino line 3 should become a line to the north-west, line M2 should become a semi-circle-line in the west, line 1 as it is and line 4 north-south. Not fully grade-seperated and I think those lines run with numbers 2,3,4 as tram-service until now.

So, the new line 2 would substitute the old M4-project, as Wikipedia says transfer to M1 will be at Porta Nuova which is not definitely. There is a approx. 400 m long railway tunnel under Via Roma dating back from the 1930s. Dont know if they use this for metro one day.

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Old December 14th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #79
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Have been in Turin recently and really enjoyed metro system, which is modern, light, nice, clean, even with pleasant music playing around the stations.










It was a surprise that the first try to construct the underground line is dated back to 1936 when a tunnel was created under the most fashionable street Via Roma.

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Any news on the second line?
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