Fiat 2472 Viberti CGE articulated trolleybus no. 563, now withdrawn, operated on the Milan trolleybus system.
Fiat 2472 Viberti CGE articulated trolleybus no. 563, now withdrawn, operated on the Milan trolleybus system.

This is a list of trolleybus systems in Italy by Regione. It includes all trolleybus systems, past and present.

Italian peninsula

Abruzzo

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  L'Aquila 19 May 1909 31 Mar 1924  
  Chieti 1 Aug 1950 Operation suspended circa Dec 1992 – 26 Sep 2009.[1]
See also Trolleybuses in Chieti.
  Pescara 1903 1904 Interurban line to Castellamare Adriatico.
Construction of a new system, to Montesilvano, began in 2009,[2] but has since been suspended several times. However, in 2018 the first section of completed wiring was tested by a trolleybus loaned from the Chieti trolleybus system.[3] After cancellation of the original vehicle order, a new vehicle order was placed in 2019.[4]

Campania

See also: Trolleybuses in Naples

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Avellino 16 Sep 1947 1 Nov 1973 System connected Avellino, Atripalda and Mercogliano.
New system is under construction (since 2009).[5] A fleet of 11 new vehicles (built in 2010) was delivered in 2014,[6] but following construction delays, opening of the system is now targeted for 2021.[7]
  Capua - Caserta - Maddaloni 28 Mar 1961 26 Oct 1972  
ANM (urban) Naples 8 May 1940   System included suburban line to Ercolano (Herculaneum) and Torre del Greco until 2009. Operator was ATAN until 1995.[8]
CTP (suburban) Naples - Secondigliano - Aversa - Teverola 26 Jan 1964   Operator was TPN until 1978.[8] All trolleybus service has been temporarily suspended since August 2015.[9]
  Salerno 7 Aug 1937 Aug 1987 [10] System included interurban lines to Battipaglia, Pagani, Pompeii, San Severino and Torre Angellara.
An Alfa Romeo 1000 Aerfer on the Naples ANM trolleybus system

Emilia-Romagna

See also: Trolleybuses in Bologna, Trolleybuses in Modena, and Trolleybuses in Parma

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Bologna Oct 1940 1945 First of three systems.
16 Sep 1955 14 Jun 1982  
4 Jan 1991  
  Ferrara 28 Oct 1938 25 Feb 1975  
  Modena 21 Jan 1950   Operation suspended 1996–2000, for renovation and fleet renewal.[11][12]
  Parma 25 Oct 1953  
  Rimini 1 Jan 1939    
Van Hool Exquicity 18T in Parma
Van Hool Exquicity 18T in Parma

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
A.C.E.G.A.T. Trieste 30 Mar 1935 19 Apr 1975 System included interurban line to Muggia.

Lazio

See also: Trolleybuses in Rome

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Anzio - Nettuno 17 June 1939 22 Jan 1944  
  Rome 8 Jan 1937 2 Jul 1972 Also 1902 experimental.
  23 Mar 2005

Liguria

See also: Trolleybuses in Genoa, Trolleybuses in Sanremo, and Trolleybuses in La Spezia

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Genoa 13 Apr 1938 11 Jun 1973
  1 Jul 1997 - Operation suspended 29 Jun 2000 – 13 Dec 2002.
  Sanremo 21 Apr 1942   System includes an interurban line to Ventimiglia and formerly included an interurban line to Arma di Taggia.
  La Spezia 12 Feb 1906 Nov 1909
  27 Jan 1951 - Operation suspended Jun 1985 – 26 Nov 1988 and 9 Jun 2012 – 20 Mar 2014.

Lombardy

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Argegno - San Fedele d'Intelvi 1 Jul 1909 21 Nov 1922  
  Bergamo Dec 1921 9 Mar 1922  
  1949 1978  
  Brescia 1936 1968  
  Como 18 Aug 1938 7 Jun 1978 System included interurban line to Cantù and line to Swiss border at Ponte Chiasso.
  Cremona 1940 31 May 2002  
  Desenzano del Garda - Rivoltella 1920 3 Mar 1932  
  Gallarate - Samarate 1904 ?  
  Lanzo d'Intelvi 1912 21 Nov 1922  
  Milan 28 Oct 1933 Also, in 1906 an experimental/demonstration line operated at the Esposizione Internazionale del Sempione (world's fair).[13] See also Trolleybuses in Milan.
  Pavia 3 Feb 1952 1968  
  Tirano - Boscopiano 1915

Jul 1940

1916

1950

 

Military line:

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Edolo - Ponte di Legno 1915 1918  

Marche

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Ancona 15 Mar 1949   See also Trolleybuses in Ancona.
FPAF Ancona - Collemarino - Falconara Marittima 15 Mar 1949 1972 Closed following damage by earthquake on 14 Jun 1972.
  Civitanova Marche 25 Mar 1956 1974  
  Fermo - Porto San Giorgio 6 Feb 1958 31 Dec 1977  

Piedmont

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Alba - Barolo 26 Sep 1910 12 Jul 1919  
  Alessandria 1 Feb 1952 Jul 1974  
  Cuneo 1 Aug 1908 1968  
  Cuneo - Chiusa di Pesio 20 Sep 1909 31 Dec 1957  
  Ivrea - Cuorgnè 30 Mar 1908 31 Dec 1935  
  Stresa 1909 1911  
ATM (urban) Turin 1931 May 1980[13] Also, in 1902 an experimental/demonstration line operated at an exposition (l'Esposizione delle Arti Decorative).[13]
  Turin - Chieri 4 Nov 1951 22 Dec 1979  
  Turin - Rivoli 13 Nov 1955 4 Nov 1979  

Apulia

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Bari 1939 1974 Reopening planned (of one route, 4). Three new vehicles were ordered in 2007[14] and delivered in 2008–09,[15] while renovation of the wiring began in December 2008[16] and was completed in 2011,[17] but as of 2020 the system has yet to reopen.
20 Nov 1978 16 Dec 1987
  Lecce 12 Jan 2012   See Trolleybuses in Lecce.

Tuscany

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Carrara 5 Jun 1955 26 Dec 1985  
  Florence 11 Nov 1937 1 Jul 1973 System included interurban line to Fiesole.
  Livorno 28 Oct 1934 22 Oct 1973  
  Pisa 20 Jan 1952 29 Feb 1968  
  Siena 24 Mar 1907 21 Oct 1917  

Umbria

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Perugia 28 Oct 1943 2 Nov 1943 First closure occurred because vehicles were requisitioned by German authorities.
16 Jun 1946 1975[13]

Aosta Valley

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Châtillon 1920 1925  

Veneto

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Padua 21 Apr 1937 1970  
  Venice: Lido 29 Jun 1941 1968  
  Venice: Mestre 25 Apr 1933 Sep 1968[13] System included interurban lines to Mirano, Mogliano and Treviso, and a line extending along the causeway to Santa Lucia railway station in the old city.
AMT (urban) Verona 1937 Jun 1975 New system under construction (intermittently) since 2015,[18] projected to open in late 2022.[7] New vehicles ordered in 2015.[19]
APT (interurban) 15 Aug 1958 Aug 1981 System extended to Domegliara, Grezzana, Soave - San Bonifacio and Tregnago.
  Vicenza 22 Oct 1928 12 Jun 1970 A new system was planned (2010),[1] but the project was cancelled in 2020.[7]

Military lines:

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Asiago - Marostica 1916 1919  
  Enego - Primolano 1915 1918  

Sardinia

See also: Trolleybuses in Cagliari

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Cagliari 22 Feb 1952   System includes interurban line to Quartu Sant'Elena.

Sicily

Name of system Location Date (from) Date (to) Notes
  Catania 4 Oct 1949 27 Apr 1966  
  Palermo 28 Oct 1939 1 Jul 1966  
  Trapani 1952 1967  

See also

Sources

Books and periodicals

References

  1. ^ a b Trolleybus Magazine (TM) No. 289, January–February 2010, pp. 15/17.
  2. ^ Trolleybus Magazine (TM) No. 291, May–June 2010, p. 64.
  3. ^ Trolleybus Magazine (TM) No. 333, May–June 2017, p. 108.
  4. ^ Trolleybus Magazine (TM) No. 346, July–August 2019, p. 148.
  5. ^ TM No. 286, July–August 2009, p. 92.
  6. ^ TM No. 320, March–April 2015, p. 56.
  7. ^ a b c TM No. 351, May–June 2020, p. 110.
  8. ^ a b Isgar, Carl (November–December 2008). "In the Shadow of Vesuvius, Part 1". Trolleybus Magazine. UK: National Trolleybus Association. p. 125. ISSN 0266-7452.
  9. ^ TM No. 327 (May–June 2016), p. 88.
  10. ^ TM No. 271, Jan.-Feb. 2007, p. 19.
  11. ^ TM No. 233, Sep.-Oct. 2000, p. 116.
  12. ^ Morgan, S. (Oct. 2000). "Obusse kehren nach Modena zurück". Stadtverkehr. Freiburg, Germany: Eisenbahn-Kurier Verlag.
  13. ^ a b c d e Gregoris, et al. (2003). Giro d'Italia in filobus. ISBN 88-7785-193-7.
  14. ^ TM No. 281, Sep.-Oct. 2008, p. 109.
  15. ^ TM No. 295, January–February 2011, p. 17.
  16. ^ TM No. 285, May–June 2009, p. 62.
  17. ^ TM No. 325, January–February 2016, p. 22.
  18. ^ TM No. 321, May–June 2015, p. 88.
  19. ^ TM No. 324, November–December 2015, p. 180.

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