Financial support for the Palermo tram expansion plan is envisaged by the Municipality of Palermo and the Sicily Region, plus €200m from the national government’s Pact for the South fund.
Amat, a joint stock company owned by the Municipality of Palermo, will implement the seven schemes which are ranked in order of priority:
- an 11km extension of Line 1 from Via Balsamo to Viale Croce Rossa
- a 1.5km extension of Line 1 from Notarbartolo station to Via Duca della Verdura
- an 8 km extension of Line 3 from Viale della Regione Siciliana to Orleans station
- a 9.37km extension of Line 3 from Orleans to Bonagia
- a new 20km line from Viale Croce Rossa to the seaside town of Mondello
- a new 9km line from Via Duca della Verdura to Palermo central station, and
- a 5km extension of Line 1 to Borgata Marina of Sferracavallo.
At present the network consists of four lines totalling 18.3km, with 44 stops and five terminals. It is operated by a fleet of 17 Bombardier Flexity Outlook LRVs which can transport 75,000 passengers daily at a commercial speed of 20km/h.
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