HISTORY OF THE VENICE METRO
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The People Mover in Venice (Italian: People Mover) is an automated elevated shuttle train, which connects the Piazzale Roma—the major transportation hub of the city—and the Tronchetto island with a car parking facility. The train also makes a stop at the Marittima station where the passenger terminal of the Port of Venice is located.
Venice's People Mover is a small-scale automated guideway public transit system—a people mover.
The system's two four-car trains are pulled by a cable similar to a funicular, but with shallow gradients track: it reaches a maximum of 6.2% at the section crossing the Tronchetto channel, and is less than 5% over the rest of the track. Each of the two trains can accommodate 200 passengers.
The line was built by a consortium led by the Austrian company Doppelmayr Cable Car. It was the fifth Cable Liner shuttle system installed by the Doppelmayr Garaventa Group.
The whole 870-metre-long (0.5 mi) journey takes just over three minutes, including the stop next to the cruise ship terminal. The rail gauge is 1220 mm, difference in altitude between terminal stations 0.58 m.
In mid-2019, the fare was €1.50. Passengers who already have an unused ACTV land-bus ticket can validate that instead of paying the fare to ride the People Mover.
AVM SpA - Azienda Veneziana della Mobilità is a Venice municipality company that owns LPT service contracts for the metropolitan area and the capital city.
Founded in 1996 as part of the Venice Municipal Services Restructuring Plan as a special company mainly focused on the management of the municipal garage in Piazzale Roma in Venice, on January 1, 2000 it became a public limited company under the name ASM SpA - Company. Mobile services.
In January 2012, ASM changed its company name to AVM SpA - Azienda Veneziana della Mobilità and expanded its activities to a set of local public services in Venice and Mestre, provided for by the law on the integrated management of ancillary services for traffic and transport.
As you know, cars are not allowed in Venice. Their path ends at Piazza Roma, located at the entrance. Parking takes place here, but there are not always enough places. In this case, you need to return to Tronchetto (this is an island with a large parking lot located in the west, on the "nose" of the "Venetian fish"), and from there it was very inconvenient to get out back to the city. The Venice authorities could not help but pay attention to this problem; back in 1996, a new project was included in the plan for the reorganization of Piazzale Roma - the construction of a mini-metro. The People Mover route, as this new vehicle for Venice was called, was approved in December 2000, the final project was adopted only in 2004, and construction was delayed until 2010 and cost 22 million 700 thousand euros instead of the original 16 million.
Minetro Venezia is a system of automated off-street rail urban transport with predominantly elevated tracks, small track and small-sized single-car rolling stock in the city of Venice, Italy. It has a cable car for rolling stock, actually being a funicular. The 0.853 km line with 3 stations and a travel time of 3 minutes has 2 carriages.