The Garibaldi-San Siro section of Milan’s automatic metro line 5, which was constructed by the Progetto Metro 5 consortium composed of Alstom, Astaldi, Ansaldo STS, AnsaldoBreda and ATM, will be opened to the public on 29 April in time for the inauguration of Expo 2015. Thanks to this new section, the San Siro football stadium will be accessible by metro for the first time.
Alstom has designed, produced and installed the tracks and associated third rail, the auxiliary and 750VDC traction substations, the medium and low voltage electricity distribution network and the security and fire detection systems. Alstom was also responsible for the system of automatic platform screen doors that controls safe access to the trains.
The project was handled by Alstom’s site in Guidonia, Rome, specialised in railway infrastructure, while the site in Sesto San Giovanni, Milan, contributed to the management of the commissioning.
“Alstom has contributed to creating high-technology metro systems throughout the world. This important project for the city of Milan allows Alstom to add another highly prestigious reference to the company’s infrastructure portfolio”, declared Pierre-Louis Bertina, Managing Director Alstom Transport Italy.
Line 5, which runs completely underground, is about 13 km long and crosses the city with 19 stations between Bignami and San Siro. When fully operational, it will be able to carry 26,000 passengers per hour per direction. The line will be managed by ATM, the city’s public transport company.