Saronno–Albairate-Vermezzo
An S9 train at Milano Lambrate.
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleLombardy, Italy
TerminiSaronno
Albairate-Vermezzo
Stations15
WebsiteTrenord (in Italian)
Service
TypeCommuter rail
SystemMilan suburban railway service
Route numberS9
Operator(s)Trenord
History
Opened2004
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification3,000 V DC
Route map
Map of line S9.
Map of line S9.

The S9 is a commuter rail service of the Milan suburban railway service (Italian: Servizio ferroviario suburbano di Milano), which converges on the city of Milan, Italy.[1]

It uses the Saronno–Seregno, Milan–Chiasso, Milan belt, Milan southern belt and Mortara–Milan railway lines and is operated by Trenord.

Route

Line S9, a cross-city route, initially heads in an southeasterly direction from Saronno towards Cesano Maderno, Seregno, Monza and Milano Greco Pirelli, then runs via the Milan belt line and southern belt line around the eastern and southern sides of the Milan city centre, before finally heading southwest, to Albairate-Vermezzo.[2]

History

The S9 commenced operation on 24 December 2004, and initially linked Seregno with Milano San Cristoforo. Unlike the other lines in the suburban railway service, which offered services at half-hourly intervals, the S9 ran at a frequency of only one train per hour, in a narrower time band (from 07:00 to 20:00).[3]

Thanks to the activation of the S9, local passenger trains returned to the southern belt line after an absence of 10 years. Another peculiarity of the line was that it was the only one in the suburban railway service not to run along the Passante railway.

Initially, the S9 was managed by TiLo, a company formed ad hoc by Trenitalia and the Swiss Federal Railways. In March 2008, Trenitalia became the sole operator. Upon the timetable change on 13 December 2009, train services on the line became half-hourly throughout the day.[4]

In May 2009, following the merger of the Trenitalia's Regional Passenger Division with LeNORD, management of the line was taken over by the merged entity, Trenord.

On 12 June 2011, the line was extended from Milano San Cristoforo to Albairate-Vermezzo.

On 9 December 2012, the line was extended from Seregno to Saronno.

Stations

The stations on the S9 are as follows (the stations with blue background are in the municipality of Milan):[5]

Station Opened Interchange
Saronno 1879 Line S1 Line S3 Treni regionali MXP
Saronno Sud 1991 Line S1 Line S3
Ceriano Laghetto-Solaro 2012
Ceriano Laghetto-Groane 2012
Cesano Maderno-Groane 2013
Cesano Maderno 2011 Line S2 Line S4 Treni regionali
Seveso-Baruccana 2012
Seregno 1849 Line S11 Treni regionali
Desio 1849 Line S11
Lissone-Muggiò 1882 Line S11
Monza 1840 Line S7 Line S8 Line S11 Treni regionali
Sesto San Giovanni 1969 Line M1 Line S7 Line S8 Line S11 Treni regionali
Milano Greco Pirelli 1914 Line S7 Line S8 Line S11 Treni regionali
Milano Lambrate 1931 Line M2 Treni regionali
Milano Forlanini 2015
Milano Porta Romana 1931 Line M3 Lodi (100 meters)
Milano Romolo 2006 Line M2
Milano San Cristoforo 1915 Treni regionali
Corsico 2009
Cesano Boscone 2009
Trezzano sul Naviglio 1987
Gaggiano 1870
Albairate-Vermezzo 2009 Treni regionali

See also

References

  1. ^ "S come Suburbano" [S for Suburban]. Direzione Generale Infrastrutture e Mobilità website (in Italian). RegioneLombardia. Retrieved 20 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Linee" [Lines]. Direzione Generale Infrastrutture e Mobilità website (in Italian). RegioneLombardia. Retrieved 20 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Canale, Andrea (March 2005). "...finalmente Passante!" [...finally, Passante!]. I Treni (in Italian) (268): 18.
  4. ^ "Linee S in crescita" [S lines grow]. I Treni (322): 8. January 2010.
  5. ^ "Linea S9 Seregno - Milano S. Cristoforo - Albairate". Direzione Generale Infrastrutture e Mobilità website (in Italian). RegioneLombardia. Retrieved 20 November 2012.

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