and Under Construction
metro, light rail, funicular, tramway
Naples has a variety of great urban rail-spotting: a full metro, an underground
light rail line (which is closed so you may have to sneak in), four
funicular subways, an S-Bahn, and three conventional tramway lines. See Naples
Naples has 2 subway lines,
the Metropolitanna FS and the Metropolitanna Collinare.
Naples' conventional metro Line 1 consists of 15 stations and 14 km, 4 km of which is
underground. It was built in 1993. A section of the Alifana railway is being
converted to metro will extend Line 1 from Pescinola to the airport in 2005. In 2006, the
city section of the line opened between Dante, Garibaldi station, and the
Centro Direzionale commercial district. The line is expected to
eventually be turned into a circle line.
Line 2 consists of 14.5 km and was built in 1925. It is more of an underground
commuter train than a true metro because of the
rolling stock used. Six of the eleven stations are
There are 2 other commuter lines which are being converted to Metro, and
more lines under construction. A total of 10 - count 'em 10 - lines
The NTR, "Linea
6", is completely underground and has been incomplete and inoperative since
1990 when operating authority was refused at the last minute before opening. Nine stations
sit there unused, festering and gathering dust like a full-sized toy train in
Gomez Adams' attic. Metropolitana Milanese is currently working with Ansaldo to
update the existing section and extend the line east towards Municipio. .
The Circumvesuviana Railroad is a regional line resembling an S-Bahn.
An underground section opened in 1977. In 2001,
a 10 km extension,
mostly underground, was opened.
Dr. Alfonso Martone
CTP light railway (Provincial Transport Society) was opened in
1913-14 as a narrow gauge electric railway between Napoli and Piedimonte Alife.
It currently runs as a diesel interurban.
Metro official home page
GESTIONE GOVERNATIVA CIRCUMVESUVIANA
Federtrasporti Federazione Nazionale Trasporti Pubblici Locali
Ansaldo - Maintaining the Metro of Naples
TRAM ITALIA (mostly in Italian)
Ivanoe De Falco's
Naples Subway System unofficial home page
Home page for the unbuilt "Line
Circumvesuviana unofficial home page (be sure to check out this area as it
McNaples - drive the Naples
Unico Campania, Metro Napoli official
Naples has three tram lines. Line 1 travels along the west waterfront and inland
through Piazza Garibaldi. Line 4, serves the entire waterfront, and Line 29
covers segments of both of the other lines. Service began in
tramway photos from tramways.com
Naples sports four - count 'em - four - funicular subways.
Opened in 1928, the 1.25 km Funicolare di Montesanto is almost completely in tunnel.
Another funicular was
underground by Mount Vesuvius several times. The Funicolare Centrale is the
largest of the funiculars and is also mostly underground. The Funicolare di
Chiaia is underground as well.and is 498 meters. Last but not least, the
Funicolare di Mergellina is operated by Gestione Commisariale Regionale
Funicolare Mergellina-Posillipo Alt and is half underground.
Naples images from BS:
site (in Italian) with little data