metro (metrotranvia), monorail under construction
plans exist to construct
a VAL style metro are
Bologna, in that
the mode has since changed to a light metro along the lines of metros in Porto and Alicante, cities in two other broke European countries.
Construction of first 5.8 km line from Fiera-Staveco will begin with the first 3.5 km section Fiera-Stazione
Centrale , and then Stazione Centrale-Staveco. The tunnel will begin at the Michelino car park at the
beginning of the line in Fiera to Piazza XX Settembre near the
central station. Twelve fo the 24 stations will be underground. Work was expected to commence in spring 2005, but due to financing disagreements, construction has yet to begin. According to one Wikipedia article, work will not begin until after 2012.
Preliminary design of Line 2
between the airport and the central station includes 6 km of tunnel and eight
stations. The line will cross the Reno and Navile rivers, and intersect with
Line 1 at Fiera-Staveco. Government approval took place circa August,
Currently, Bologna has an underground section for it's commuter railway but not much is available on the subject.
Plans for a 2 line tramway also exist, but
the writer may have been confusing a tramway with the metro.
SFM, Sistema Ferroviario Metropolitano
(Regional Rail Network) is a regional rail network aiming to create a modern
commuter rail system for the Bologna metro area.
Bologna also has a one line suburban service running DMUs, the
which connect Bologna with Vignola.
have also been used. The line was
once a tramway which
closed in 1963.
Excellent unofficial home page,
A solar powered monorail known as the energy belt
began construction in 2012. It will connect downtown with the airport.