Milan metro: map, photo, description
Milan metro map
Milan Metro (Metropolitana di Milano) is the most extensive metro network in Italy. The metro system consists of 4 lines with a total length of 92 kilometers and 101 stations, located mainly underground. Milan metro passenger traffic exceeds one million people a day.
The first line (red) of the Milan metro was opened in 1964, the green line 5 years later - in 1969, the yellow line - in 1990, the lilac line - in 2013. In 2015, the expansion of Line 5 and the construction of Line 4 are planned. Both branches will be served by fully automated trains..
The first metro projects in Milan originated between 1914 and 1925, and followed examples of underground transport networks in other European countries such as London and Paris. From plans to the creation of the first line began in 1938, however, the implementation of the project was interrupted by the Second World War..
On July 3, 1952, the city administration voted for a new project of the metro system and on October 6, 1955, a management company was created, which received 500 million from the municipality and an additional part of the loan. The first station was Monte Rosa, built on May 4, 1957.
The first metro section from Lotto to Sesto Marelli (21 stations) was opened on November 1, 1964, after 7 years of construction work. The length of the line was 12.5 km, and the average distance between stations was 590 m. In the same year (in April), work began on the construction of the second metro line. The number of passengers on the Milan metro grew rapidly: from 37,092,315 in 1965 to 61,937,192 in 1969.
Milan metro opening hours
The Milan metro operates from 6.00 am to 12.30 am. On Sundays and public holidays, the metro opens and closes later. At night, the metro is replaced by buses that follow the metro route. Train intervals during peak hours vary from 2 minutes on Line 1 (center) to 3 minutes on Line 3.
The stations are equipped with LED screens that display information about the direction and time of arrival of the train in Italian. Arrivals station announcements are heard on trains at every station.
Milan Metro tickets
Tickets for the Milan metro can be bought at ticket machines and ticket offices in metro lobbies, as well as at newspaper and tobacco kiosks. Tickets are valid for all types of public transport. Tickets must be punched at the turnstiles and kept until the end of the trip - there are controllers on the routes.
A single ticket allows you to make one trip on any vehicle within 90 minutes after the first composting. There is a "book" of 10 tickets on sale. Daily ticket (Biglietto giornaliero) and two-day ticket (Biglietto bigiornaliero) allow unlimited travel for 24 and 48 hours respectively after composting.
The week pass (Settimanale 2x6) allows 2 trips of 90 minutes in 24 hours on any mode of transport. In Milan transport, a Baggage Ticket (Biglietto per bagaglio) is also provided for the carriage of oversized baggage..