A €500m TURNKEY CONTRACT was awarded at the end of February for the first stage of Milano metro Line 5.

The fully-automated line will be built by a consortium which includes existing operator ATM, with Alstom Ferroviaria, Astaldi, Ansaldo Trasporti Sistemi Ferroviari, AnsaldoBreda and Torno Internazionale.

The initial section will run for 5·6 km north from Porta Garibaldi to Bignami, serving nine stations. It is initially expected to carry around 26 000 passengers per day. In the longer term, Line 5 will be extended to Sesto San Giovanni and Monza. n

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