Metropolitana di Napoli
) is the metro system
serving the city of Naples
. It includes three underground rapid transit
railway lines (line 1
, line 6
, and rainbow line
) and some commuter railways
(line 3 and 4 (both part of Circumvesuviana
network), line 2
, Circumflegrea/line 5
), with planned upgrading and expansion work underway. The network is complemented by four funicular
With an urban population (central area) of approximately 1,000,000 inhabitants, Naples is Italy's third most populated city (after Rome
), but the second metropolitan area of Italy after Milan with 4.434.136 .A major project is now underway to restructure the city's transport system and to connect the existing lines into one integrated network. It aims at a system with a total of ten lines, new interchange stations and enhanced parking areas.
The network is coordinated by Regione Campania
through the Agenzia Campana per la Mobilità Sostenibile
(Campania Agency for Sustainable Mobility). The integrated tariff system which allows travel across all forms of public transport within Naples and is one of the most advanced in all of Italy, is managed by the UnicoCampania consortium.
The Ferrovia Cumana
, actually part of the metro system, was opened in 1889.
In 1911 construction on the urban section of the Naples to Rome railway, the Passante line
was commenced, and although it was suspended for the duration of World War I
, the... Read More