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Milan Metro Line 5 extension begins driverless operation

Posted: 1 May 2015 | Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport

New driverless vehicles have begun operation on the Milan Metro Line 5 extension which opened on the 29th April 2015. Finmeccanica-AnsaldoBreda delivered 19 trains listed in the contract with the Milan Metro operator ATM. The trains will run along the extended 12.8km line to San Siro Stadio and will stop at five newly opened stations […]

Milan Metro Line 5 extension begins driverless operation

New driverless vehicles have begun operation on the Milan Metro Line 5 extension which opened on the 29th April 2015.

Milan Metro Line 5 extension begins driverless operation

Finmeccanica-AnsaldoBreda delivered 19 trains listed in the contract with the Milan Metro operator ATM. The trains will run along the extended 12.8km line to San Siro Stadio and will stop at five newly opened stations – FNM Domodossola, Lotto, Segesta, San Siro Ippodromo and San Siro Stadio. A further five stations will be opened in October this year; they include Monumentale, Cenisio, Gerusalemme, The Torri, and Portello.

Maurizio Manfellotto, CEO of AnsaldoBreda, commented on the introduction of new trains on Line 5: “After the delivery of 19 trains listed in the contract, AB has further strengthened its leadership in the category of the driverless metros in operation, tangible sign that our technological level is increasingly appreciated.

We have now reached the 30% of the market share but we want to go further and we are working to introduce products that are able to catch more and more the needs of our customers”.

 

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