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Naples

Campania, Italy (Europe)


Date of opening28 Mar 1993
Network length34.8 km (21.63 mi)
Stations32 (28*)
Lines3
Stations per line10.67
Avg. station distance1,200 m (0.75 mi)
Avg. line length11.60 km (7.21 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 1 Jan 2014
M3 and M4 not included (M3: 12.3 km, 12 sta. M4: 8.3 km, 8 sta.)
System typemetro (known as Metropolitana)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)95,900 (2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)2,760 (1,710)
Fare collection
24-hour operationNo
TrackLeft, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyOverhead wire, 1500 V
Air-conditioned trainsNo
Walk-through trainsNo
Rubber-tyred trainsNo
Driverless linesNo
Platform screen doorsNo
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: pdf, © 2008 metro.na.it


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.




Latest Openings

3 Dec 2013 – Line 1 extension from Universita to Garibaldi (main station). Intermediate stations Municipio and Duomo are still under construction. 1 station.




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 1 star (bronze)  Naples

Line M1 has been turned into "Il Metro dell'Arte" as six stations have been upgraded with a lot of artworks [danpiz.net]. Museo station accommodates an archaeological exhibit of many objects found during metro construction [umuc.edu].

Photo [metro.na.it]: Museo station, opened in 2001.
There are more interesting stations to follow when line M1 will be extended to finally become a circle line [contexttravel.com], [floornature.com].

Photo: Vanvitelli station, opened in 1993.




Guided Tours

Tours of the metro system, guided by experts. For dates and reservation contact the tour operator or check their website.

Metro Art Tour: According to the website, guided tours to stations of art take place every Tuesday 10:30, leaving from Toledo station, duration about 90 minutes. Reservation is not necessary. Tour operator: Metro Napoli.




Self-Guided Tour

Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:

Line M1 is the "Metro dell'Arte" with a lot of artworks in most stations. Museo station accommodates an archaeological exhibit of many objects found during metro construction.





Archaeology

Metro line 1 extension parallel to the coast leads along the ancient city wall through archaeologically interesting territory. Excavated objects are displayed in Museo station. In the future, more stations with archaeological exhibits will follow, including Duomo and Municipio stations (both to be opened in 2011) [9, 15].

Exhibits in stations:
  • Duomo station (to be opened in 2011): A Roman temple will be part of the station.
  • Museo: Several original objects found during metro construction are displayed in the station. Many more of them are in the National Archaeological Museum right above the station.




Reaching the Beaches

Mediterranean Sea: Mergellina (line 2), Arco Mirelli and San Pasquale stations (under construction on line 6), all 200 m from the beach of Via Caracciolo.




Circle Lines

Ring under construction - Line 1 - 26 stations - opened 1993 - to be completed 2014.
Spiral - Line 1 - Inclinational spiral at Vanvitelli and Cilea/Quattro Giornate stations, underground, climbing up to 250 m above the city centre.




Departure Procedure and Sounds

Naples

Line 1 train departing from Museo station.

Length: 27 sec.

Videos of other metros




Photos

  Naples photo gallery.





Handpicked Resources

metro.na.it Official website



Generated Links for Naples Metropolitana

Line history (cityrailtransit.com)
Photos (images.google.com)
Maps (images.google.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Naples (wikipedia.org)






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