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Old June 27th, 2011, 03:33 PM   #81
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I suggest you not to read la Repubblica (or at least to read something other in addiction) over all for everything concerning Milan: they love to misinform or exagerate data to support 'their' political part.
I read other materials as well. This specifically news I read there.

In any case: I remember there was a fuss about the big Sirio trams being called "out of scale" with the medieval areas of the city. It's 36m long, and much more efficient than the 1928 wooden cracky stock.

They were in the way to run only shorter versions of the Sirio in routes crossing and "V" with vertice at Piazza Duomo, but I don't know how did those plans were carried.

They have quite an extensive tram network. As I wrote before, it lacks mostly some rationalization and streamlining. Some routes seem taken straight from a 1935 map. They already fixed the problem with the (partially) new tramway to Cineselo. They could now extend the tram #2 to Corsico, but cut it short at Porta Genova.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #82
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They were in the way to run only shorter versions of the Sirio in routes crossing and "V" with vertice at Piazza Duomo, but I don't know how did those plans were carried.
Nowadays just shorter version of Sirio run within the historic center
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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:27 PM   #83
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I read on La Repubblica last December or so that the turnover of bikes were about 40% for 12 months. And the program doesn't recover not even 10% of its costs via subscriptions.

Meanwhile, they can't even keep the few existing bike paths in good standing.
Bikesharing is a good service in Milano. You can encouter problems due to tramway tracks and peculiar pavament in many roads. Also cars are quite dangerous indeed.

The service itself is good inside the inner city but if you believe in La Repubblica......
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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #84
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BikeMi is indeed a very good service. Milan is a perfect city for biking (as flat as a model's bottom), but the city would need to expand the bike paths a lot more. It should have a great future however.

What's the status for the metro to San Siro btw?
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Old June 29th, 2011, 01:11 AM   #85
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BikeMi is indeed a very good service. Milan is a perfect city for biking (as flat as a model's bottom), but the city would need to expand the bike paths a lot more. It should have a great future however.

What's the status for the metro to San Siro btw?
Slowly they are building bicycle paths everywhere in Milan, but subscribers to the Bike I are constantly growing.

You're talking about the second subway line M5 trance (this is the second batch, one that runs from Garibaldi Station to San Siro)
For sites that have opened this spring and should be completed in 2015, just in time for Expo.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 04:29 AM   #86
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Very impressive system.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 06:11 AM   #87
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excellent system
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Old June 29th, 2011, 12:23 PM   #88
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What's the status for the metro to San Siro btw?
That's the satus on June 9th of San Siro Stadio station work in progress


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The stretch between Garibaldi and San Siro will be opened within 2015
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Old June 29th, 2011, 12:59 PM   #89
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I wanted to add this to the list of transportation modes

The people mover Cascina Gobba/San Raffaele Hospital which connects Cascina Gobba metro station with the large hospital complex.
Its route is signed on the official metro map















http://win.funivie.org/pagine/specia...obba/index.php
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Old June 29th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #90
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Old June 29th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #91
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I found this interesting video of a ride from Cascina Gobba station to Cernusco sul Naviglio station on M2


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Old June 30th, 2011, 12:36 AM   #92
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Looking this and the other videos of MyMetropolitano, it seems that there is a lot of graffiti on the trains.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 12:39 AM   #93
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Looking this and the other videos of MyMetropolitano, it seems that there is a lot of graffiti on the trains.
Yes, graffiti is an Italian plague, Milano is no exception, it is like a cancer in our Italian cities. There had been graffiti on the Assago station before it was even opened!

Line 3 trains has less graffiti, its depot is safer against intruders. Line 2 has the worst problems.

And some nutjobs go on TV explaining that is just a way for the alienated youngster Italians to express themselves in a country that ignores them
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Old June 30th, 2011, 12:46 AM   #94
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Recently the problem become worse and worse, as far as I know writers from every part of Europe come to Milan to 'perform'

M2 branch you can see in the video is particularly hit by the phenomenon, overall Gorgonzola M2 depot where writers can easely in to leave their sign on the trains
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Recently the problem become worse and worse, as far as I know writers from every part of Europe come to Milan to 'perform'

M2 branch you can see in the video is particularly hit by the phenomenon, overall Gorgonzola M2 depot where writers can easely in to leave their sign on the trains
I see, because when I went in Milan few years ago, there weren't any graffiti on trains unlike in Rome.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 01:59 AM   #96
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Another video about M2
This time Cologno branch


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Old June 30th, 2011, 05:26 AM   #97
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Any reason why graffiti in Italy is bad?
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Old June 30th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #98
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I don't know what to say. Then there are differences amog the cities

Anyway in Milan nowadays there are way less graffiti on the buildings (too many though) respect, for istance, '90s or early '00s)
For the trains (in particular metro trains) it is the opposite: their massive 'decoration' is a quite recent phenomenon
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Old June 30th, 2011, 01:53 PM   #99
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Ok, I apparently went crazy for these transit videos
Tram now.
This one is part of the route of line 19

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