November 26, 2022
Saturday 26 November 2022 saw the opening of the first section of M4, Milan’s new automated metro line, with six stations connecting Linate Airport to the station Milano Dateo.
Two more stations, that will make it possible to reach the city centre from the airport in 12 minutes, will be opened in early summer 2023.
By the end of 2024 the new automated line will be completed, connecting the East of Milan to the West with 21 stations spread over 15 kilometres. Over 86 million passengers per year are expected to use the new blue line, relying on a train every 90 seconds.
The M4 is Milan’s second automated line, the first one being the M5 that opened in 2013, connecting the North of the city to the western area, where the San Siro Stadium is located.
At international level, ATM has been managing through Metro Service A/S the Copenhagen automated metro network since 2008.
With the six lines in operations, ATM consolidates itself as one of the main European operators of automated metros.