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News December 2003


Ancona: route 4 in tension

Since December 1st, the new trolleybus route 4 from piazza Bassi and Tavernelle has been in tension and has been tested by the nine Menarini trolleybuses numbers 1-9. The regular passenger service will be opened on January 7th 2004. This is the second trolleybusline with number 4 in the Ancona transport history: the first route 4 was built in the '50s linking the city centre with the suburb Tavernelle where the route had a single line section. The corridor was dieselized in 1973 together with most of the trolleybus lines (only route 1 survived) until late '90s when it was decided to rebuild the overhead.

Milano: tramway revolution confirmed

The tramway revolution described in the October 2003 page is confirmed by ATM and will take effect on December 8th when both Metrotramvia Nord and Sud will be opened. In the same day the new one-station extension of metro M3 to Maciachini (interchange with light rail 4) will be inaugurated, too.

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In November the interurban to Desio was linked with the new Metrotramvia Nord, after more than 4 years of separation. In the photo the new track with the present Niguarda Dazio interurban terminal in the background. Since December 8th the interurban trams will start and end their runs behind the photographer. November 8th 2003. Photo © Alessio Pedretti.
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Just some day and the bus route 65 will be replaced by the light rail 15. The car (Cityclass 2765) is overpassing the ATM service lorry number 9506 that is working on the tramway overhead in via Pezzotti. November 20th 2003. Photo © Alessio Pedretti.
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The new Maciachini M3 station on November 20th. Photo © Alessio Pedretti.

Milano: M1 extension to Pero-Rho in building

In October 2003 works started on the new suburban section of metro M1 between Molino Dorino and Pero-Rho-Fiera with an intermediate station called Pero. Close to the new terminus the new Milano fair will born as well a station on the high speed railway Milano – Torino today in building.


© 2003 Ivan Furlanis
Last changes: December 2003