Trams in Messina

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Messina tramway
Alstom Cityway Tram Messina 06T.jpg
Tram no 06T in Messina.
Operation
Locale Messina, Sicily, Italy
Open 3 April 2003 (2003-04-03)
Lines 1
Operator(s) ATM (Messina)
Statistics
Route length 7.7 km (4.8 mi)
Stops 18
Overview
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Website ATM Messina (Italian)

The Messina tramway (Italian: Tranvia di Messina) is a tramway forming part of the public transport system in Messina, a city and comune in the region of Sicily, Italy.

In operation since 2003, the tramway is 7.7 km (4.8 mi) long, and comprises one line, linking Gazzi with Annunziata.

History

Trams returned to Messina on 3 April 2003, after a long gestation and construction period. Messina's earlier urban tramway network had been disposed of more than half a century earlier, following the closure of its last line in 1951.

The new tramway line replaced the former bus line no 28.

The southern terminus of the new tramway, at Gazzi, was activated later; initially, the tram stop at Bonino marked the southern end of the line.

Rolling stock

The tram service is provided by 15 modern 5-element Alstom Cityway articulated trams.

See also

References

  • Brignole, Claudio; Schwandl, Robert (2010). Metros in Italien / Metros in Italy: Metropolitana, Tram, Ferrovia Urbana. U-Bahnen in Europa series, Band 8. Berlin: Robert Schwandl Verlag. ISBN 9783936573220.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (German) (English)
  • Formigari, Vittorio; Romano, Giulio (2001). 123 anni di tram a Messina (in italiano). Cortona: Calosci. ISBN 978-88-7785-175-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Messina tramway (2003) at Wikimedia Commons

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at March 2011.

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