Trams in Turin

Turin tramway network

Turin tram ATM 6000
Locale Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Horsecar era: 1871 (1871)–ca. 1900 (1900)
Track gauge 1,445 mm (4 ft 8 78 in)
Propulsion system(s) Horse
Electric era: since 1893 (1893)
Routes 12 (on 10 lines)
Operator(s) GTT
Track gauge 1,445 mm (4 ft 8 78 in)
Propulsion system(s) Electric
Electrification 600 Volts DC
Track length (total) 84 km (52 mi)
Website GTT (English)

The Turin tramway network (Italian: Rete tranviaria di Torino) is an important part, along with the Turin Metro, of the public transport network of the city and comune of Turin, in the Piedmont region, northwest Italy.

In operation since 1871, the network is about 84 km (52 mi) long,[1] and comprises 11 lines.

The network

Urban lines

The Turin tramway network has 10 lines (for a total of 12 routes):

Light rail

Of the urban lines, lines 3 and 9 were created as a light rail tram system in the 1980s. Today, line 3 is called a "fully protected" route, while line 9 is considered an ordinary tramway.

Line 4 has characteristics similar to line 3, although another type of tram vehicle is used. In any case, this line also includes long stretches of reserved sections to permit higher speeds.

On line 3, light rail vehicles of the series 7000 were used.

See also

Media related to Trams in Turin at Wikimedia Commons



This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 8/4/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.