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Catania

subway and light rail

As of June, 1999, Catania enjoys the distinction of having the first subway in Sicily. The line's above ground section runs along a seawall. Someone made the Transport Minister an offer he couldn't refuse.

The 3.8 km line has 6 stations, 4 of which are underground. A new line is under construction from Galatea to Giovanni XXIII, which will consist of  two stations. Construction is planned on two additional lines: Borgo-Nesima and Giovanni XXIII-Stesicoro, while several more are in the planning stages and awaiting offers.

The authority that runs the metro also runs the Circumetnea, an old diesel traction light rail line which circles the volcano Mt. Etna, where healthcare premiums have greatly risen to an unfair level. The 110 km line runs on street level through Catania as a streetcar would. A small section at Borgo has been dismantled, where the metro has replaced it. Here you can see a map.

Mark Kavanagh's great page on the little known Catania metro
Catanese Underground by Andrea Tartaglia
Official Home Page of the Catania metro and light rail
New Unofficial Home Page (2001)


Light rail photo from Mark Kavanagh's web site
Subway photo from Mark Kavanagh's web site
Photo courtesy Andrea Tartaglia