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Tram Naples: Reopening imminent

Street works at Piazza Municipio in 2012 | © Bernhard Kußmagk

More than three years after the temporary closure due to roadworks, the first test runs on the small network of the Naples tramway are under way since 27 September 2019. The trams had remained in the depot before, even though there was only a small construction site near the depot exit.

Tram track without use | © Sören Salomo

The re-inauguration should not be too far away now – even if the Neapolitans are always good for a surprise when it comes to urban transport.

The 13 km long network of the Naples tram system consists of only three minor sections, which are served by three overlapping lines. It was only in 2013, when the new section of approximately 1.2 km opened to the public between Emiciclo Poggioreale and Via Stadera – the first new route kilometers for decades in Naples. A map can be found at: http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/it/nap/tram/napoli-tram.htm

The service provide 22 short three-module Sirio trams together with a number of older, much rebuilt four-axle vehicles.


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