HISTORY OF THE GENOA METRO
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Genoa Metro Museum
The Genoa Metro (Italian: Metropolitana di Genova) is a light metro consisting of a single line that connects the centre of Genoa, Italy with the suburb of Rivarolo Ligure, to the north-west of the city centre. The service is currently managed by Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti (AMT), which provides public transport for the city of Genoa.
It is a 7.1 kilometres (4.4 mi) long 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) (standard gauge) double-track line and is electrified at 750 volts DC. It has a direct connection with the underground suburban station under Trenitalia's mainline railway station, Principe.
The first section, opened on 13 June 1990 in time for the football World Cup, was 2.5-kilometre (1.6 mi) between the stations of Brin and Dinegro. The line was extended to Principe in 1992, to San Giorgio-Caricamento in 2003, to De Ferrari (underground station at Piazza De Ferrari) in 2005, and to Brignole in 2012.
In March 2018 the Italian government announced the investment for an extension of one station at either end of the line, Canepari to the northwest and Martinez to the east. In addition, a further three train sets would be bought to accommodate the extension.
We are pleased to announce a new meeting with our Metrogenova Incontri series.
We will take you into the fascinating world of the excellent commuter transport of the province of Genoa from both a historical and a modern perspective.
Speakers will be Corrado Bozzano and Claudio Serra, deep experts on the subject and authors of many publications on this topic.
The event will be broadcast on our Facebook channel; in any case, if you are interested in participating, you can request a link to the Zoom platform by sending an email to email@example.com.
Appointment Thursday 20 May 2021 at 18.00.
We hope many of you will come.
Genoa, a small town in northern Italy. Gone are the days when the Genoese Republic was the master of the sea, when it put 15,000 people at war with Russia in the Crimea from England.
Now the population of Genoa is about 580 thousand people who need to move around the eerily built-up city. The horse tram was launched in 1873, and by 1895 a single tram network was formed, the length of which was 70 km. Strange numerical magic, but tram traffic in Genoa also closed 70 years after opening - in 1966.
In the center, trams were replaced by trolleybuses.
The Genoa metro (Metropolitana di Genova) was gradually opened between 1990 and 2012 and now consists of a 7 km line. This line has 8 stations, 6 of which are underground. The entire route operates on an exclusive bandwidth and is electrified with 750 VDC via an overhead catenary.
The rolling stock consists of AMT 01-06 (since 1990), AMT 11-22 (since 1991) and the new third generation AMT 31-37 (since 2016, not shown in this video).
Between Dinegro and Brin, the line has been using a former tram tunnel since 1908. At the stations of Principe and Brignole, you can change to intercity and regional trains in the direction of Milan, La Spezia or Savona.
Genoa itself is definitely a special city. The densely populated urban area stretches over 30 kilometers along the Mediterranean Sea in the Gulf of Genoa.