Varese–Milano Passante–Treviglio
S5
An S5 train at Castronno.
An S5 train at Castronno.
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleMilan, Italy
TerminiVarese
Treviglio
Stations30
WebsiteLinea S5 (in Italian)
Service
TypeCommuter rail
SystemMilan suburban railway service
Route numberS5
Operator(s)Trenord / ATM
Rolling stockTreno Servizio Regionale
History
Opened2004
Technical
Line length93 km (58 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification3,000 V DC
Route map
Map of line S5.
Map of line S5.

The S5 is a commuter railway route forming part of the Milan suburban railway service (Italian: Servizio ferroviario suburbano di Milano), which converges on the city of Milan, Italy.[1]

The route runs over the infrastructure of the Porto Ceresio–Milan, Milan Passante and Milan–Venice railways.

Unlike all of the other Milan suburban railway service routes, which are operated by Trenord, line S5 is operated by a joint venture comprising Trenitalia, Ferrovie Nord Milano Trasporti (FNM), and Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM), the public company responsible for public transport in the municipality of Milan and some of its surrounding municipalities.[2]

Route

Line S5, a cross-city route, heads initially in a southerly direction from Varese to Gallarate, and then southeasterly to Rho. From there, the line runs through the municipality of Milan, via the Milan Passante railway, to Milano Porta Vittoria, and finally in an easterly direction to Treviglio.[3] The complete journey takes 2 hours and 7 minutes.[4]

History

The S5 was activated on 12 December 2004, and operated initially between Varese and Pioltello-Limito.[5] At that time, its operator was Trenitalia, under a two-year service contract with the region of Lombardy.

On 1 July 2008, responsibility for operating the line passed to a joint venture comprising Trenitalia, FNM and ATM.[6] The joint venturers had won a tender that had been launched by the region in 2004, and had pledged to provide free transport of bicycles on public holidays. On the same date, 15 new TSR trains began to enter service. The regional administration had committed itself to offering these trains to the successful tenderer.[7]

On the occasion of the timetable change on 13 December 2009, the line was extended from Pioltello-Limito to Treviglio.[8]

In May 2011, as a result of the merger between the regional passenger division of Trenitalia and the FNM subsidiary LeNORD, the merged entity, Trenord, took over the two railway companies' roles in the joint venture.

Stations

The stations on the S5 are as follows (stations with blue background are in the municipality of Milan):[9]

Station Interchange Note
Varese S40 S50 Treni regionali Varese Nord within 100 m
Gazzada-Schianno-Morazzone
Castronno
Albizzate-Solbiate Arno
Cavaria-Oggiona-Jerago
Gallarate S30 S50 Treni regionali
Busto Arsizio S50
Legnano
Canegrate
Parabiago
Vanzago-Pogliano
Rho Line S6 Line S11 Treni regionali
Rho Fiera Line M1 Line S6 Line S11 Treni regionali
Milano Certosa Line S6 Line S11
Milano Villapizzone Line S6 Line S11
Milano Lancetti Line S1 Line S2 Line S6 Line S11 Line S12 Line S13
Milano Porta Garibaldi Line M2 Line M5 Line S1 Line S2 Line S6 Line S7 Line S8 Line S11 Line S12 Line S13 Treni regionali MXP
Metropolitana di Milano Treno.svg
Milano Repubblica Line M3 Line S1 Line S2 Line S6 Line S12 Line S13
Milano Porta Venezia Line M1 Line S1 Line S2 Line S6 Line S12 Line S13
Milano Dateo Line S1 Line S2 Line S6 Line S12 Line S13
Milano Porta Vittoria Line S1 Line S2 Line S6 Line S12 Line S13
Milano Forlanini Line S6 Line S9
Segrate Line S6
Pioltello-Limito Line S6 Treni regionali
Vignate Line S6
Melzo Line S6
Pozzuolo Martesana Line S6
Trecella Line S6
Cassano d'Adda Line S6
Treviglio Line S6 Treni regionali

Rolling stock

S5 trains are made up of a 3-car Treno Servizio Regionale (TSR) combined with a 5-car TSR, except on Saturdays and Sundays, when 3-car TSRs are used on some trains, and 5-car TSRs operate the remaining, more heavily patronised services.

Scheduling

As of 2012, S5 trains ran every half-hour between 06:00 and 00:30 daily. Between 09:00 and 11:00, and between 21:00 and 00:30, some S5 services operated only between Gallarate and Treviglio.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "S come Suburbano" [S for Suburban]. Direzione Generale Infrastrutture e Mobilità website (in Italian). RegioneLombardia. Retrieved 15 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Chi siamo" [Who we are]. Linea S5 website (in Italian). Linea S5. Archived from the original on 14 January 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2012. ((cite web)): External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Linee" [Lines]. Direzione Generale Infrastrutture e Mobilità website (in Italian). RegioneLombardia. Retrieved 15 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Trenord timetable
  5. ^ Canale, Andrea (March 2005). "...finalmente Passante!" [...finally, Passante!]. I Treni (in Italian) (268): 12–19.
  6. ^ Ufficio Stampa Regione Lombardia (12 May 2008). "Regione potenzia collegamenti ferroviari". AdnKronos (in Italian).
  7. ^ Stagni, Giorgio. "Le gare ferroviarie: un timbro per sancire lo stato di fatto o un'occasione per introdurre vera concorrenza?" [The railway lines: a stamp to establish de facto status or an opportunity to introduce real competition?]. Stagniweb (in Italian). Giorgio Stagni. Archived from the original on 29 May 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Linee S in crescita" [S lines grow]. I Treni (322): 8. January 2010.
  9. ^ a b "Linea S5 Varese - Milano Passante - Treviglio". Direzione Generale Infrastrutture e Mobilità website (in Italian). RegioneLombardia. Retrieved 16 November 2012.[permanent dead link]

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at November 2012.