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Old May 5th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #301
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Nice. But I suppose a 30 min frequency is not quite attractive.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #302
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At following links a huge amount of old pics showing M1 and M2 under construction in '50s and '60s

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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #303
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The service on the interurban tramway line Milano–Limbiate is now suspended, due to the obsolescence of rail tracks
The line (in fact, a local railway) was the last existing interurban tramway in all Italy.

On rush hours, it took 20 minutes to travel from Varedo to Milan by tramway; now it takes 55 minutes by bus

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Old May 16th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #304
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You mean they ripped up the tram tracks?
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Old May 16th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #305
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No... they just suspended the service

Anyway it is not the last existing interurban tramway in all Italy.
For istance, just few km East there is Milano-Desio tramway (which will be upgraded and extended to Seregno)
And just 50 km far from Milan there is Bergamo-Albino tramway opened just few years ago

Anyway I hope they will start again the service on Milano-Limbiate which needs a refurbishment IMO
Unfortunately today's politics of Atm are dismantling tram and suburban service.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 06:44 PM   #306
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Milano-Desio tramway (which will be upgraded and extended to Seregno)
Hopefully. Since now, no works at all, and service is suspended since september 2011 (lack of funds?).
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 09:50 PM   #307
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Simply because the line isn't ready.
As far as I understand, it will last also a couple of day during the meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, and closed again to be completed.

It will be used as a sort of orizontal elevator to move masses of people from Zara M3 station to Bignami, next to the meeting site.
So...did M5 open temporarily for the papal visit?
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 02:05 AM   #308
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No. At least the resposible office of the ministry didn't gave the authorisation for this temporarely opening. It evaluated the system not sufficiently reliable to trasport people even for a short time.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 08:58 AM   #309
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Makes sense!

The last thing you want is open a not-yet-commissioned subway with a blast in a single day it would likely operate at record ridership for decades to come.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #310
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Hello,

if I want to take a train from any Passante station to Pioltello-Limito and there change to a regional train to Bergamo (according to Trenitalia.it I can do it once an hour) can I buy a proper ticket at Passante stations? What kind of ticket do I need (considering that I have a Milano daily ticket)?
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:33 PM   #311
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Platform doors at Sesto FS M1 station

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:45 PM   #312
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Hopefully. Since now, no works at all, and service is suspended since september 2011 (lack of funds?).

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"MetroTranvia Milano Parco Nord-Desio-Seregno FS: Aggiudicato il 29 Giugno 2012 l'Appalto. I Lavori dal Gennaio 2013, al 2015, in 28 Mesi.

Nella giornata di ieri, sono state aperte le buste per la costruzione della MetroTranvia Milano-Seregno FS.
Hanno partecipato 12 ditte, di cui 3 senza i requisiti, e l'appalto č stato assegnato alla ditta C.M.C (Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna). Si tratta di un'opera del valore di € 238 Milioni (il 60% dello Stato; e il 40% dei Comuni Interessati dal tracciato), con una lunghezza del percorso di 14 Km. La partenza di Lavori, č stabilita a Gennaio 2013, e la fine č prevista dopo 28 mesi (salvo auspicabili accellerazioni), per la metā del 2015, in epoca EXPO'."
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Tramway Milan Parco Nord - Desio - Seregno FS: contract awarded on June 29, 2012 . Works will start since January 2013, to 2015, and last 28 months.

Yesterday, the envelopes were opened for the construction of the Milan-Seregno FS.
12 companies participated, 3 of which did not qualify, and the contract was awarded to CMC company (Cooperativa Muratori and Cementisti of Ravenna). This work has an amount of € 238 million (60% from State, and 40% from the municipalities lapped by the track), with a length of 14 Kms. Works will start on January 2013, and their end is expected within 28 months (unless otherwise desirable accelerations), for half of 2015, during Milan EXPO.
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 05:08 PM   #313
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Some pics to witness works for the construction of M4 has finally begun


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il punto zero.....

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Here works at Linate. they demolished a parking building to build the station
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Old July 24th, 2012, 04:56 AM   #314
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Which Sesto station is that up there with the construction pics? Is that Sesto Restellone for the M1 train?
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Old July 24th, 2012, 11:36 AM   #315
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No, it's Sesto FS (the actual terminus of the line), they are installing the barriers.
Sesto Restellone and Monza Bettola are under construction, but seems that the works are now stopped for financing problems.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #316
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Some pics of the awful entrances of M5


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Old July 27th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #317
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Is this really a metro line? The station entrances look so small, to me it look more like a mini metro or light rail line
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Old July 27th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #318
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Nothing extraordinary about narrow entrances to a metro underground ... queuing/pedestrian traffic jams occur frequently enough, not all that bothersome either.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #319
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Is this really a metro line? The station entrances look so small, to me it look more like a mini metro or light rail line
It is a heavy subway line in terms of vehicle design, signaling etc. However it is not predicted to be that busy. It suffers from some shortcomings, such as too closely spaced stations. It was also done "on the cheap", so no grandiose Napoli-style stations.

Here, a map of line 5



The second part of the line (in deep blue) will be more important than the first phase, as it will integrate a handful of other commuter rail and subway lines, whereas the first phase will follow mostly a high-performance tramway that goes above it (and that inexplicably will not be dismantled when the subway opens, though teh financial crisis might push ATM to cut the tramvia 31 to the last M5 station - Bignami).
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Old July 28th, 2012, 04:09 PM   #320
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It is a heavy subway line in terms of vehicle design, signaling etc.
No, it will be a light subway line, similar to Copenhagen metro.
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