Novara–Milano Passante–Treviglio
S6
Milano staz Porta Venezia TSR linea S6.JPG
An S6 train at Milano Porta Venezia.
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleMilan, Italy
TerminiNovara
Treviglio
Stations25
WebsiteTrenord (in Italian)
Service
TypeCommuter rail
SystemMilan suburban railway service
Route numberS6
Operator(s)Trenord
Rolling stockTAF / TSR
Daily ridership34,000 (2011)[1]
History
Opened2004
Technical
Line length84 km (52 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification3,000 V DC
Route map
Map of line S6.
Map of line S6.

The S6 is a commuter rail route forming part of the Milan suburban railway service (Italian: Servizio ferroviario suburbano di Milano), which converges on the city of Milan, Italy.[2]

The route runs over the infrastructure of the Turin–Milan, Milan Passante and Milan–Venice railways. Like all the other Milan suburban railway service routes, it is operated by Trenord.

Route

Line S6, a cross-city route, heads initially in an easterly direction from Novara to Rho Fiera Milano. From there, it 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 travel takes 1h47'.[4]

History

The S6 was activated on 12 December 2004, and operated initially between Novara and Milano Porta Vittoria.[5]

With the change of timetable on 15 June 2008, the line was extended from Milano Porta Vittoria to Milano Rogoredo, where there is interchange with regional trains and long-distance services to and from Genoa, Bologna and Mantua.[6]

Coinciding with another timetable change on 13 December 2009, the Porta Vittoria to Rogoredo section was closed, but the southern end of the route was extended in that section's place, from Porta Vittoria to Pioltello-Limito (and during rush hour to Treviglio).[7]

Stations

The stations on the S6 are as follows (stations with blue background are in the municipality of Milan):[8]

Station Interchange Note
Novara Treni regionali Novara Nord 100 m/yds
Trecate
Magenta Treni regionali
Corbetta-Santo Stefano Ticino
Vittuone-Arluno
Pregnana Milanese Incomplete service.
Rho Line S5
Rho Fiera Line M1 Line S5 Line S11 Treni regionali
Milano Certosa Line S5 Line S11
Milano Villapizzone Line S5 Line S11
Milano Lancetti Line S1 Line S2 Line S5 Line S11 Line S12 Line S13
Milano Porta Garibaldi Line M2 Line M5 Line S1 Line S2 Line S5 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 S5 Line S12 Line S13
Milano Porta Venezia Line M1 Line S1 Line S2 Line S5 Line S12 Line S13
Milano Dateo Line S1 Line S2 Line S5 Line S12 Line S13
Milano Porta Vittoria Line S1 Line S2 Line S5 Line S12 Line S13
Milano Forlanini Line S5 Line S9
Segrate Line S5
Pioltello-Limito Line S5 Treni regionali
Vignate Line S5 Only during rush hour.
Melzo Line S5 Only during rush hour.
Pozzuolo Martesana Line S5 Only during rush hour.
Trecella Line S5 Only during rush hour.
Cassano d'Adda Line S5 Only during rush hour.
Treviglio Line S5 Treni regionali Only during rush hour.

Rolling stock

S6 trains are made up of 5, 6 or 8-car Treno ad alta frequentazione (TAF) or Treno Servizio Regionale (TSR) train sets.

Scheduling

As of 2012, S6 trains ran every half-hour between 06:00 and 00:30 daily.[8]

From 07:00 to 09:00, and from 17:00 to 20:00, S6 services cover the entire route between Novara and Treviglio. During the rest of the day, S6 trains are limited to Novara–Pioltello-Limito, except between 10:00 to 12:00, when the S6 operates only between Novara and Milano Certosa.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ Stagni, Giorgio. "Il sistema ferroviario: hardware e software". Stagniweb. Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  2. ^ "S come Suburbano" [S for Suburban]. Direzione Generale Infrastrutture e Mobilità website (in Italian). RegioneLombardia. Retrieved 15 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  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): 18.
  6. ^ "Passante quasi finito" [Passante nearly finished]. I Treni (in Italian) (306): 5. July 2008.
  7. ^ "Linee S in crescita" [S lines growing]. I Treni (in Italian) (322): 8. January 2010.
  8. ^ a b c "Linea S6 Novara - Milano Passante - Treviglio". Direzione Generale Infrastrutture e Mobilità website (in Italian). RegioneLombardia. Retrieved 17 November 2012.

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