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Genoa urban railway service

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Locale  Genoa
Number of lines  3
Began operation  1964
Transit type  commuter rail
Number of stations  21
Operator(s)  Trenitalia
Genoa urban railway service

The Genoa urban railway service is operated by Trenitalia on the lines around the city of Genoa.

History

The urban railway service in Genoa was opened in 1964 by the Ferrovie dello Stato. It was the second urban railway service after the "metropolitana FS" in Naples.

The FS used the modern EMUs ALe 803, projected for commuter rail services. In 1976 they were substituted by their newer evolution, the ALe 801/940.

The service suffered because of the overcrowded section between Sampierdarena and Brignole, so from 1987 the line was doubled building another two tracks, by reusing some old harbor branches. The new bypass was opened on 23 May 1993 and included a new underground station at Piazza Principe.

During the years some new stops have been added: in 1994 Costa di Sestri Ponente, and in 2005 San Biagio and Via di Francia; in 2006 the old Pra station has been substituted by a new one.

References

Genoa urban railway service Wikipedia


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