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TRASPORT
Torino 2006

One of the first trams in Via Po (early 20th century)


“… Turin? That’s a city after my own heart! Possibly the only one! Calm, almost solemn. A wonderful place for the feet and the eyes (thanks to excellent paving and shades of yellow and reddish brown which merge into one). A real 18th century atmosphere. Buildings that make one meditate. And then, seeing the snow-covered Alps from the centre of town! The streets that seem to run straight into them! Dry, sublimely clear air! I would never have thought that the light could make a city so beautiful.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, 1889


TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE, ROADS AND CONNECTIONS

Turin is equipped with efficient, modern arteries. It is one of the Italian cities with the most rationally organised surface transport system, because of its network of perpendicular streets inherited from Roman days.


OFFICIAL AIRPORT

Turin’s official airport is the Sandro Pertini international airport of Caselle, which is located about 15 km north of the city. Turin is also served by Malpensa 2000 (in Oleggio, Lombardy, on the border with Piedmont, and about 100 km from Turin). These airports will both be linked with the centre of Turin by train.


THE ROAD AND MOTORWAY NETWORK

Piedmont’s road network includes five motorways:

A32 Turin-Fréjus towards France

A5 Turin-Mont Blanc towards France and Switzerland

A4 Turin-Milan-Venice towards Central and Eastern Europe

A6 Turin-Savona towards Liguria and the South of France

A21 Turin-Piacenza towards central Italy

The motorway to Pinerolo will be completed in 2006. All the arteries are linked to the Turin orbital road around the city. The motorway network is linked to an excellent network of national and provincial roads by which it is possible to reach France (Mont Blanc and Fréjus tunnels, Mongenevre pass), Switzerland and Northern Europe (Great St. Bernard and St. Gotthard tunnels), and the French Riviera (Tenda pass) in all weather conditions.
Significant improvements are being made to the transport network in preparation for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.


THE RAILWAY NETWORK

The railway network guarantees fast connections with the whole of Europe. The lines going to Milan, Rome, Lyons and Paris include high-speed connections, and high-speed lines are being built on the routes south from Milan to Bologna, Rome and Naples.
The railway network that crosses the city from north to south will be quadrupled: this extension will make it possible to create a metropolitan transport system with a capacity of 14,000 passengers an hour in all directions.


METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT

The city of Turin has a ramified public transport system with more than 100 routes serving the urban and suburban area.
The programme of improvements to the public transport system in the Turin metropolitan area envisages the completion of the “Passante Ferroviario” underground railway link from Lingotto to Stura by the end of 2006, the completion of the railway link to Caselle airport and the new Dora station, the new Porta Susa station, the upgrading of the road system with the completion of Corso Marche, and the completion of the Lingotto underpass.
The crucial point of the programme is the construction of Turin’s Automatic Underground Railway. Line 1, which is already at an advanced stage, will link Rivoli to Collegno, Porta Nuova, Lingotto and Nichelino, significantly improving traffic flows.

 


How to reach Turin

www.comune.torino.it
www.trenitalia.it
www.ferroviedellostato.it
www.abbonamenti.fs-on-line.it
www.tao.it
www.aeroportoditorino.it
www.malpensa.it
www.autostrade.it
                                Torino 2006