Line 6 (Naples Metro)
Line 6 (Italian: Linea sei) is a 2.2-kilometre (1.4 mi) light metro line that forms part of the Naples Metro. It connects 4 stations. The line is currently closed to the public due to low ridership.
|Status||Closed to the public until completed|
|Locale||Naples, Campania, Italy|
|Termini||24 November 2003|
4 February 2007 (Mostra – Mergellina Section)
|Rolling stock||T 67|
|Opened||11 January 2007|
|Line length||2.2 km (1.4 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
What was to become Line 6 was originally planned as a rapid tramway line (Linea Tranviaria Rapida, LTR) with some below ground tracts. Works started in the late 1980s. The first section was planned to be opened for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Since the Mergellina terminal station could not be completed in time the line was not opened and was left unused for many years.
In the 2000s it was decided to complete the Mergellina station and to open the section that had already been built, but as a light metro without any connection with the tram network. The section was opened on 4 February 2007 from the Mostra to the Mergellina stations with two intermediate stations at Lala and Augusto and a frequency of a train every 8 minutes.
Since the existing section was very short and the area was already served by other parallel lines, (Line 2 and Cumana), the line was underused. The service was suspended on 10 March 2011 and was later re-opened with a reduced frequency and only in the morning from Mondays to Fridays.
The line will be extended from the west of Naples to the city center at Municipio.
In July 2006, preliminary work towards the Municipio station, where work on the Line 1 station was already under way, began. In September 2007, Ansaldo STS was awarded a €426m contract for the 3.1-kilometre (1.9 mi) Mergellina–Municipio section.
As of now, the line is closed to the public until the extension of the line is completed.
|Naples Metro Line 6|
|Mostra||2007||Interchange with Line 2 and Cumana railway|
|Mergellina||2007||Interchange with Line 2|
|Arco Mirelli||2022||Under construction|
|San Pasquale||2022||Under construction|
|Chiaia – Monte di Dio||2022||Under construction|
|Municipio||2022||Under construction (for Line 6); Opened for Line 1 in June 2015 – eventual Interchange station between Lines 1 & 6|
Trains on Line 6 formerly travelled every 16 minutes, only in the mornings from Mondays to Saturdays. But ridership on the operational tract of the line was low and the line is currently closed.
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