On Friday 23 April 2021, a new section of Torino’s automated metro line opened: It links Lingotto with Piazza Bengasi, including one intermediate stop at ‘Italia 61’, connecting the western part of city directly via downtown Turin to the southern suburbs. This inauguration is all the more significant for the importance of the work in the context of urban mobility: about two kilometres of line that are estimated to increase metro passengers by 6 million/year (+12.5%) and remove about 10,000 vehicles from the city’s roads.
With the addition of the new section, whose construction required a total investment of 193 million euros, the line is 15.1 km long and makes it possible to reach Piazza Bengasi from Collegno in 25 minutes.
Torino’s single metro line is using the automated, driverless VAL system supllied by Siemens Mobility. The first section opened in 2006.
Network map: http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/it/tor/torino.htm27.04.2021