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Trams in Milan. Old & New Tramway - Day & Night.

Milan has one of the oldest and most extensive tramways in the world. The public transport network, Rete tranviaria di Milano, currently run by ATM, Azienda Transporti Milanesi, has a history that dates back over 140 years.

Watch our video guide with infographics, and read below some interesting facts, numbers, and figures about the Milan tram.

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The first tram line in Milan was opened in 1876, and it ran from Piazza del Duomo to Corso Magenta. The line was operated by horse-drawn trams, which were later replaced by electric trams in the early 1900s.


Today, the Milan tram network consists of 18 lines, with a total length of over 170 kilometers (106 miles). The network is operated by ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi), which is the public transport company of Milan.


Milan's tram system has over 1,100 tramcars, which are a mix of old and new models. The oldest tramcars still in service date back to the 1920s, and they are known as "tramvai storici" (historic trams).


The Milan tram network carries over 200 million passengers per year, making it one of the most heavily used tram systems in the world.


The trams in Milan are powered by overhead electrical wires, and they operate on a standard gauge track (1,435 mm). The trams are designed to operate in mixed traffic with cars and pedestrians.


Milan's tram system is known for its iconic "Cristo" trams, which were designed by the Italian architect Giò Ponti in the 1920s. The trams are named after the large cross on their front, which resembles the Christ figure.


The Milan tram network has undergone several modernization projects in recent years, including the introduction of new low-floor trams, the renovation of old tramcars, and the installation of new track and signaling systems.


The Milan tram system is an important part of the city's cultural heritage and identity, and it is celebrated each year with the "Tram Corso Buenos Aires" event, which features a parade of historic tramcars down one of Milan's busiest shopping streets.


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