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Palermo metropolitan railway service
""Logo SFM Palermo.svg
""Punta Raisi staz ferr treni.jpg
Trains at "Punta Raisi
Overview
Locale "Palermo
Transit type "commuter rail
Number of lines 2
Number of stations "16
Operation
Began operation 1990
Operator(s) "Trenitalia
Technical
System length 39.1 km (24.3 mi)
"Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) "standard gauge
"Electrification 3 kV DC, overhead line
System map

""Palermo mappa servizio ferroviario metropolitano.svg

The Palermo metropolitan railway service is a "commuter rail system operated by "Trenitalia. It serves the city of "Palermo in "Sicily, "Italy.

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Lines[edit]

There are two lines:

Both lines are served by a train every 30 minutes, although on the Palermo Centrale – Punta Raisi line some stops are served by half of the trains.[1]

History[edit]

The first section of the "Palermo "metropolitana" was opened in 1990, a month before the beginning of "Italia 90, the football World Cup. The line had only six stations: "Palermo Centrale, Vespri, Palermo Notarbartolo, Federico, Fiera and Giachery. The line used the tracks of the old Palermo – Trapani railway, running across the city until Notarbartolo station, and from there it followed the branch to the port, along which new stops were built.[2]

This line was also used to reach the "Stadio Renzo Barbera (Stadio della Favorita) football stadium.

In November 1993 a new branch was opened, on the tracks of the railway to "Trapani, running "diesel railcars type "ALn 668. The first two stops were San Lorenzo-Colli and Tommaso Natale.[3] In 1994 stops at Francia and Cardillo-Zen were opened.[4]

In 2001 a new tunnel station (Palazzo Reale-Orleans) was opened, serving the city centre.[5] The metropolitan service was extended to "Punta Raisi railway station, serving the "Falcone Borsellino Airport.[6]

Projects[edit]

Palermo Centrale – Punta Raisi[edit]

Improvements on this line began 22 February 2008.

Palermo Notarbartolo – Giachery[edit]

This route was repaired in 1993.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orario ufficiale Trenitalia 2012-2013, quadro M95
  2. ^ Ettore Caliri: Ferrovia metropolitana a Palermo. In: I Treni Oggi Nr. 108, Oktober 1990. Editrice Trasporti su Rotaie, pages 16–19
  3. ^ Palermo più metropolitana. In: I Treni Oggi Nr. 133, Januar 1993. Editrice Trasporti su Rotaie, page 8
  4. ^ Ettore Caliri: Nuove fermate a Palermo. In: I Treni Nr. 154, November 1994. Editrice Trasporti su Rotaie, pages 14–15
  5. ^ Novità a Palermo. In: I Treni Nr. 228 (Juli 2001), page 4
  6. ^ Marco Minari: Treni in aeroporto. In: I Treni Nr. 280, April 2006. Editrice Trasporti su Rotaie, page 31

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