Turin Metro Information
The Turin Metro service is a VAL transportation system that serves the Italian city of Turin. The present network comprises only one line stretching over thirteen kilometers and connecting the Lingotto Multifunctional Center in the city to the Fermi station around the Collegno region. There are twenty-one stations along the route.
Also referred to as the Metro Torino, the subway system in Turin became the first automated Metro in the country. Line 1 is likely to be expanded by another two stations to reach the Piazza Benghazi region along the southern boundary of Turin. Construction work along this stretch is expected to be completed only by the year 2015. There are also plans to extend this service westwards into the districts of Rivoli.
There are further plans for the expansion of the Metro service in the city with second line currently in the planning stage. Upon completion, this line will connect the Barriera di Milano district in the North to the south-western suburbs of Turin. The route will feature elevated and ground level tracks.
The metro provides a very fast and convenient way of travelling as the travel time between two stops is just 60 seconds. The total travel time from Fermi to Lingotto is just about 20 minutes. Any lost article that is found on vehicles is taken to the Lost and Found office. The articles can be collected after a time gap of 2 days or 48 hours from the time of loss. The office is closed on Sundays and public holidays. It can be contacted at +39 011 443.0753. The metro operator GTT provides parking facilities for a fee, in the entire central area of Turin. It provides for more than 50,000 parking spaces. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is banned inside the metro system. It serves 90000 riders daily.
Passengers can carry small pets free of charge. They should be carried inside carriers or should be on a leash or a muzzle.
Turin Metro Lines
The metro system has one line Line 1, that has a total track length of 13.2 km (8.2 miles) and covers a total of 21 stations. The line runs between stations Fermi-Lingotto.
|Line 1||Fermi – Lingotto||4 February 2006||6 March 2011||13.2 km||21|
Turin Metro Map
Map of Turin Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or Download Turin Metro map in PDF.
Turin Metro Fares
Riders can purchase single journey tickets for €1.50. This ticket is valid for 90 minutes and can also be used on other public transports. Passengers can also purchase other season tickets that are valid on the metro system as well. Asingle urban ticket costs €1.50. This ticket is valid for 90 minutes after the first validation and is valid for use on urban lines, city lines of GTT suburban lines and metro. An ordinary urban + suburban ticket costs €1.70, and can be used on both urban and suburban lines and the metro. This ticket is also valid for 90 minutes after the first validation.
Passengers can also purchase urban and suburban ticket booklets which provide savings as compared to single tickets. A 5-ticekt booklet can be purchased for €6.50 while a 15-ticket booklet costs €17.50.
A shopping ticket costs €3.00 and is valid on urban lines, city lines of GTT suburban lines and the metro. The ticket is valid for 4 hours after the first validation and can be used from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. The ticket has to be validated on the first vehicle.
Tourists can purchase daily tickets for €5.00. The ticket can be used for unlimited travel for 24 hours after the first validation, and can be used on metro, urban and suburban lines.
Similarly a 2-day ticket and a 3-day ticket can be purchased for €7.50 and €10.00 respectively, and is valid for 48 and 72 hours after the first validation. The ticket can be used on urban, suburban lines and metro.
Children under the age of 11 years can ride the metro for free, when accompanied by a fare paying adult.
Turin Metro Hours
The metro service starts operations at 5:30 am on Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, the service starts a little late at 7:00 am. The metro service runs until 10:00 pm on Mondays and closes at 12:30 am on Tuesday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the service ends at 1:30 am, and on Sundays at 1:00 am.
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