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TRAMVIA in Florence

the new tramvia in Florence
Since February 14th 2010 Florence has a new mode of transportation called the Tramvia, which – due to empty construction sites – took about 10 years to be built. The new Florence tramway system is a faster and more regular system of transportation with less enviroment impact. Florence Tramway System, integrated with railway and bus system,rappresents a new mobility concept where public transport is going to be the leader.
The Tramvia is a tram that, for the moment, connects the city of Florence with Scandicci, one of the biggest suburbs of Florence located about 6 km southwest of the city. The line itself, called the T1, is 7,4 km long and has 14 different stops. Only one month after its opening in Febuary it was already used by an average of 30.000 travellers a day.

At the moment Tramvia has only one line, though there are plans for a second and third line as well. However, due to the many negative voices about these projects, it is not sure yet if these plans for the two extra lines will become reality.

Here you are a synthesis of the full three lines project:

  • First Line (red): Firenze S.M.N – Scandicci [7,5 km and 14 stops]
  • Second Line (green): Peretola – Piazza della Libertà [9 km and 19 stops]
  • Third Line (blue): Careggi – Viale Strozzi [4,5 km and 9 stops]

T1 starts in Scandicci at Villa Costanza, where you can also find the tram depot. It then makes its first stops at De Andrè (Ciliegi), Resistenza (Pantin) and Aldo Moro. It continues along the Viale Aldo Moro, where it makes a few more stops along the way, before entering the municipality of Florence. After the station of Paolo Uccello (Arno) it will cross the bridge over the Arno. It will than make two more stops before arriving at Stazione Alamanni, which is located right next to the main train station of Florence, Stazione Santa Maria Novella.

The first tram from Villa Costanza to Florence leaves at 5.26 AM. The first tram in the direction of Villa Costanza leaves at 5.00 AM from the station in Florence. At busy times there will be a tram every 3,5 minutes, at night every 12 minutes and at all other times every 6 minutes. The last tram going from Florence to Villa Costanza leaves at 00.30, from Villa Costanza to Florence, the last tram leaves at 00.00.

A normal ticket, valid for 90 minutes, costs €1,20 if you buy them in advance. They can also be purchased aboard, but for the price of €2,00. In accordance with the length of your stay it is also possible to buy tickets that are for example valid for 24 hours, 3 days or a month.

For more information about the prices you can have a look on the official ATAF website.
Remember that your ticket needs to be validated upon boarding.

New Trams, being on the same level of the floor, allow disabled to go on board.

New tramway trasnportation system in Florence

For more information about the tramvia in Florence, you can have a look at the following websites:
http://www.ataf.net/ (English and Italian version)
http://www.gestramvia.it/ (Italian version)

Look at the buses in Florence section to find more information about shuttle bus to reach the new tramway stops.
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