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CATANIA
 Sicily . Italy

Catania Metropolitana Map

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 System

New train at Porto stationCatania is situated on the eastern shore of Sicily and has 370,000 inhabitants (700,000 in the metropolitan area)

The Metropolitana di Catania opened on 27 June 1999 between Borgo and Porto:

3.8 km, 6 stations, 1435 mm gauge

The metro runs underground between Borgo and Piazza Galatea, then on the surface on a single-track line along the coast to the Catania Centrale railway station (FS) and further south to the harbour (Porto). The underground alignment actually replaced a surface route built in 1895.

The Metropolitana is operated by Ferrovia Circumetnea which also runs a narrow-gauge diesel line from Borgo westwards around the Etna volcano and back to the coast at Riposto (113 km).

 History

27 June 1999 Borgo - Porto

 Photos
Stazione F.S. Stazione F.S. Stazione F.S. Inside metro train Metro approaching Porto station
Photos (1-3) © Volker Thrun

 Projects

An underground extension is under construction from Galetea to Giovanni XXIII (in front of the railway station) and to Piazza Stesicoro in the city centre. From Stesicoro the line will eventually reach the airport in the south of the city (see map)

From Borgo towards the west, an extension is under construction to create a fast and frequent link to S. Nullo, Nesima and Misterbianco. The first section will have four stations: Milo, Cibali, S.Nullo and Nesima. It will eventually reach Paterṇ. The Circumetnea will gradually be cut back and the surface alignment through the built-up area will be abandoned.

 Links

FCE - Ferrovia Circumetnea (Official Site)

AMT- Azienda Municipale di Trasporti


CityRailways Italian Metro News

Metropolitana di Catania by Andrea Tartaglia

Metropolitana di Catania by Andrea Russo

Metro Catania at Wikipedia.it

 Photos
Driver's cab © Andrea Russo Porto terminus © Andrea Russo Inside new metro car © Andrea Russo Borgo station entrance © Andrea Russo Recicle bin in station © Andrea Russo Borgo station
Photos © (1-5) Andrea Russo
 

 

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