Current expansions include M3 north to Maciachini
(30 Nov 2003) and later to Comasina (with intermediate stations at Dergano,
Affori Centro, Affori FN), and M2 south to Abbiategrasso.
stretch of the Passante from Dateo to Porta Vittoria is scheduled to
open in May 2004, when it will also be linked to the railway
Milano-Verona-Venezia, the link with the railway Milano-Bologna-Rome
will be finished by 2006.
TIMETABLE for metro extensions:
Line M1: Molino Dorino - Rho Fiera 4 km, 2 stations - 2005;
Sesto F.S. - Monza 6 km, 4 stations - 2007;
Line M2: Famagosta - Abbiategrasso 1,3 km, 1 station - 2004;
Famagosta - Assago 4,7 km, 2 stations, surface - 2006;
Line M3: Maciachini - Comasina 4,5 km, 4 stations - 2007.
MID-TERM PLANS (view map)
- Line M1: extensions from Molino Dorino to Pero-Rho (2330 metres) and
from Sesto FS to Monza-Borgazzi and to Monaz Centro. The Bisceglie branch
may be extended to Baggio (1 station 1.3 kms).
- Line M2: in 2003, a proposal to extend this line beyond Cologno Nord
to Vimercate is being discussed (2012).
On the existing line, another station will be added between Cascina Burrona
and Cernusco S/N, called Melghera.
- Line M3: southern extension from San Donato to Paullo via Peschiera
- Line M4 from LORENTEGGIO (southwest) to LINATE AIRPORT (east) via
the PORTA GENOVA rail station and the city centre. Stations planned are:
Lorenteggio, Gelsomini, Frattini, Tolstoi, Washington/Bolivar, Foppa,
Parco Solari, S. Ambrogio “M2”, De Amicis, Vetra, S. Sofia,Crocetta “M3”,
Sforza/Policlinico, Sforza/Sormani, Visconti di Modrone, S.Babila “M1”,
Tricolore, Dateo “R”, Susa, Argonne, Forlanini, Aeroporto
- Line M5 will run north from Garibaldi F.S (M2; Passante) to Isola,
Zara (M3), Marche, Istria, Ca' Granda, Bicocca, Ponale and Bignami. Construction
is scheduled to start in early 2003 (> 2007). It is designed as a
driverless small profile metro line.
There are 4 metrotram lines planned/under construction:
Metrotranvia Nord (Metrotram North) from CASTELLO to PARCO NORD via
Maciachini and Niguarda Hospital (under construction > 30/11/2003);
Metrotranvia Sud (Metrotram South) from DUOMO to ROZZANO (under construction > 12/2003);
Lagosta – Bicocca (opening in 2002 – it’s the first
part of the new metrotram line that will run from Certosa F.S. [Passante
Ferroviario] to Cascina Gobba [M2]);
Lagosta - Cinisello Balsamo (> 2005).
Similar to Stadtbahn or Premetro systems, these lines will be partly
underground and partly surface with priority at level crossings, and
will be operated with Adtranz Eurotrams (already purchased and currently
being tested on main tram routes).