The Milan Metro M4 line has begun passenger service following the inauguration of its first six stations: Linate Airport, Repetti, Forlanini Station, Argonne, Susa and Dateo.
The 5.4-kilometre section connects Linate airport to Dateo in just 9 minutes and is expected to be used by 86 million passengers each year.
The work was commissioned by the Municipality of Milan and carried out by a consortium led by Webuild.
“I am very happy to be in Milan today to deliver to the citizens this new underground line, the first section of the M4, and the gardens we have built on Viale Argonne. This is the result of the expertise and commitment of all the men and women who have worked over time to build this infrastructure in a particularly difficult moment, due to a number of causes including the increase in raw material prices, covid and war. It is a very important success for Webuild, which continues to deliver new sustainable and excellent infrastructures to customers and citizens.”
From next spring, the route will also connect to San Babila station, connecting the centre to the airport in just over 12 minutes.
The entire M4 route of the Milan Metro is then scheduled for completion in 2024. It will span 15 kilometres, connecting the city from east to west and passing through the historic centre. This journey will take 30 minutes and will serve 21 stations.
The M4 line is entirely underground and fully automated to enhance its efficiency. By crossing the historic centre of Milan, the new transport option will allow for a significant reduction in road traffic.
Once fully operational, it will be able to transport 24,000 people per hour in each direction, with peak trains departing every 90 seconds.
The addition of the M4 line will grow the Milan metro’s underground network to a total of 118 kilometres.
Hitachi Rail has announced that 30 new trams will start service in Turin on 11 September under a contract with Gruppo Torinese Trasporti.
Trenitalia has contracted Škoda and Titagarh Firema to supply new railway sleeper coaches for use between Milan, Palermo and Syracuse.
IRICAV DUE has won a contract to deliver the track and digital signalling for a section of high-speed rail between Verona and Padua.
Rail operators, ARST and FdC have contracted Stadler to deliver the first narrow-gauge hydrogen trains to Italy.
EAV and Stadler have signed a new contract for the supply of narrow-gauge electric multiple units to run on the Vesuvian railway lines.
Hitachi Rail has completed phase one of the production and rollout of its tri-mode Masaccio trains for service in Italy.
Stadler has been awarded a contract to supply Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) with a new fleet of trams for the city of Milan, Italy.
Siemens Mobility’s first X-Wagen metro train has commenced passenger service on the Wiener Linien metro in Vienna.
DB Cargo Italia has ordered four new EffiShunter 1000 diesel-electric locomotives from Czech company, CZ LOKO.
A consortium of Webuild, Ghella and Impresa Pizzarotti has been awarded two RFI contracts to construct high-speed rail lines in Italy.
FS Italiane Group has ordered 40 Siemens Mobility Vectron locomotives for TX Logistik AG to operate on the Rhine-Alpine Corridor.
TBM Virginia has completed excavation for the eastern line of the Brenner Base Tunnel, arriving at the border of Austria.
Stadler and Trenitalia have signed a framework agreement for up to 50 EUROLIGHT Dual locomotives, with an initial order for 13 units.
Alstom has opened a production plant in Valmadrera, Italy to manufacture power transmission components for railway, metro and tram lines.
RAILPOOL has ordered 27 new Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives from Alstom for use in Poland, Italy, Norway and Sweden.
Webuild consrtium chosen to design and construct a rail bypass in Trento, Italy for Lot 3A of the Brenner Base Tunnel.
FS Italiane has announced that new high-speed Trenitalia rail services between Rome and Milan commenced service on 23 January.
Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) has signed an agreement with Hitachi, Mermec, Progress Rail and Alstom to install ERTMS onboard its trains.
Trenitalia’s ‘Blues’ battery hybrid train is the first tri-mode train to enter passenger service in Europe.
A consortium led by Rizzani De Eccher will construct a rail connection between the Mestre-Trieste line and Venice Marco Polo airport.
A Hitachi Rail consortium will design and deliver ERTMS digital signalling on 1,885km of rail network across central and northern Italy.
Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) has awarded a framework agreement to Hitachi Rail to manufacture the new trains for the Milan Metro.
Škoda Group has opened the office of its new subsidiary in Florence, Italy to strengthen its international presence.
Alstom has signed a framework agreement with Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) to deliver an ERTMS supervision and control system across Italy.
Alstom has been contracted to supply Italian railway operator, Polo Mercitalia (FS Group) with 20 Traxx DC3 electric locomotives.
Three new Trenitalia Frecciarossa services have begun this week providing direct connections between Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and Naples.
The EC has approved an Italian scheme to compensate rail freight companies for financial damage suffered due to the pandemic.
Alstom has signed an agreement to deliver a further 20 Traxx DC3 electric locomotives to Italy-based GTS Rail.
RFI has awarded its tender for the design and construction of an ERTMS across 4,200 kilometres of railway lines in Italy.
Alstom has signed three new supply contracts for Traxx DC3 locomotives in Italy during the latter half of January.
Hitachi Rail, Alstom and Ceit have signed an ERTMS contract with Italian Railways on 700km of track in four Italian regions.
Alstom has signed two contracts with Divisione Ferroviaria TUA, worth a total of 33m euros, to improve the Abruzzo rail network in Italy.
Hitachi Rail has signed an agreement with AMT to supply Genoa Metro with 14 new trains. These will support the expansion of the Metro.
Alstom has won the contract to supply line 1 of the Turin Metro its latest generation fully driverless train-to-train CBTC system.
Webuild has completed the installation of the Buttaceto Viaduct on the Bicocca-Catenanuova section of the Palermo-Catania line.
European rolling stock leasing company Railpool has ordered 15 electric Traxx locomotives from manufacturer Alstom.
Hitachi Rail and FERROVIENORD have signed a contract for the delivery of 50 high-capacity regional trains for Lombardy, Italy.
AECOM has signed a memorandum of understanding to upgrade Italy’s Apennine diesel railway with hydrogen trains.
Alstom and Plastic Omnium have signed a MoU to work together on the development of high-end hydrogen storage systems for the railway sector.
Alstom has signed a framework agreement to supply Trenitalia with 150 Coradia Stream regional trains in deal valued at 910m euros.
Webuild has constructed the third steel-arched railway bridge on the Naples‐Cancello section of the Naples‐Bari high speed/capacity rail line.
Webuild and partners have won a contract to excavate a section of the Turin-Lyon high-speed/high-capacity railway base tunnel.
Webuild has won a contract that will see it help to double the capacity of the Palermo-Catania-Messina high-capacity railway in Sicily.
Webuild Group has won a contract for the design and construction of the Orsara-Hirpinia section of the Naples-Bari high-speed railway.
Webuild Group identified as best bidder for a design and build contract for the Orsara-Bovino section of the Naples-Bari high-speed railway.
The IRICAV Due Consortium is set to start work on a section of Italy’s Verona-Padua high-speed, high-capacity railway.
Ferrovienord (Italy) has ordered 20 Alstom Coradia Stream regional electric trains under a framework agreement signed in 2019.
Hitachi Rail has contracted Knorr-Bremse and two of its subsidiaries to provide braking, entrance and HVAC systems for 30 trams for Turin.
Webuild has won a railway contract in Sicily worth €1 billion. The contract is for doubling the railway line between Messina and Catania.
Italy: Trentialia has awarded an integrated logistics support contract to Hitachi Rail for its high-speed Frecciarossa fleet.
Webuild has been chosen as the best bidder for a Brenner Base Tunnel rail extension project. It will be the majority leader in a consortium.
Hitachi Rail has successfully trialled its first battery-powered tram in Italy. Battery-powered trams can make do without overhead lines.
Stadler will supply eight electric multiple units for the Centovalli railway between Switzerland and Italy starting in 2023.
Italy is to get its first hydrogen trains with delivery starting in 2023. FNM has ordered six Coradia Stream trains from Alstom for Lombardy.
ATM (Milan) and Stadler have signed a framework agreement for up to 80 TRAMLINK trams. ATM has placed an initial order for 30 units.
Work begins on the high-speed and high-capacity railway line between Verona and Padua. It is part of the Milan-Venice high-speed line.
Hitachi Rail and Bombardier have signed a contract with Trenitalia to design and build 23 Frecciarossa 1000 very high-speed trains.
CZ Loko has won a new customer. EVM Rail has ordered one EffiShunter 1000 locomotive. The agreement includes an option for a a second unit.
CAF has won maintenance contracts for trams, metros and suburban trains in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Colombia worth a total of €40 million.
Eurofima has entered into a financing transaction with FS Italiane. It will loan 240 million euros to the Italian operator for 14 years.
The ninth edition of EXPO Ferroviaria, Italy’s showcase for railway technologies, products and systems, closed at Rho Fiera Milano.
At Ferroviaria 2019 Stadler and FNM have presented a mock-up of the new FLIRT diesel-electric multiple unit for the Lombardy region.
Alstom will exhibit a number of solutions at Expo Ferroviaria 2019. They include rolling stock, infrastructure, signalling and services.
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CAF will supply an additional seven metro trains for the Italian city of Naples. This is an option from a 2016 framework contract.
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Stadler has won the tender for a framework agreement to supply up to 80 TRAMLINK trams to Milan. The initial order would be for 30 units.
Alstom and Trenitalia have celebrated the delivery of the final Jazz train that will improve regional and commuter services in Italy.
Newag is providing electric multiple units to Italian train operator FSE in a bid to make its network green. These are the TOC's first EMUs.
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Sven Flore, CEO of SBB Cargo International, gives his thoughts on the Ceneri Base Tunnel, the future of freight, ETCS and more.
After a framework agreement for 100 locomotives announced earlier in May, Stadler is now to supply ten further electric locomotives to ELP.
Noah's Train, a freight train aimed to promote a shift from road to rail to reduce the impact of freight on the environment, has reached Rome.
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Stadler Giruno high-speed train for the Gotthard is given its operating licence by the Swiss Federal Office of Transport. The client is SBB.
CAF wins contract for preventive and corrective maintenance for the Italian high-speed Frecciarossa ETR500 fleet. It has a runtime of 6 years.
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Hitachi Rail Italy has been awarded a contract worth €106 million from ATM to manufacture an additional 15 “Leonardo” metro trains for the city of Milan.
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