Genoa Metro Information
Metropolitana di Genova or the Genoa Metro is a 7.1 km long line serving the city of Genoa, Liguria, Italy. Operated by the Azienda Mobilita e Trasporti (AMT) , the line connects the center of the city to the suburbs of Rivarolo Ligure. The line began operations on the 13th of June 1990, just in time for the football World Cup. Although it serves just 8 stations, it has an annual ridership of nearly 11 million.
Genoa Metro Map
Genoa Metro Lines and Stations
The Genoa Metro is a seven kilometer long stretch of standard gauge, double-tracked line that is fully electrified. There is a direct connection with the underground suburban station Principe that operates on the Trenitalia mainline. The first section of this Metro service was opened in the year 1990 between the stations of Dinegro and Brin as a route stretching for only three kilometers. This was done in order to handle the massive load of commuters during the football World Cup of that year.
A couple of years later, the stretch was extended up to the Principe station. Numerous extensions followed at the turn of the century: In 2003 the service was extended up to San-Giorgio Caricamento, in 2005 up to the underground station of Piazza de Ferrari and finally till Brignole in the year 2012.
The metro system has one line that has a track length of 7.1 km (4.4 miles). It covers a total of 8 stations and runs between Brin and Brignole stations. The names of all 8 stations are as follows:
● San Giorgio
● De Ferrari
Genoa Metro Timings and Schedule
The metro system starts service around 5:30 am in the morning. The service is not provided for 24 hours and is closed down for few hours during night time.
Genoa Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards
Riders can purchase a Biglietto ticket for €1.50. This ticket is valid for 100 minutes and can be used across the AMT network except the Navebus and Volabus. There is also an option for an integrated ticket called Biglietto integrato, which provides 100 minutes of travel on AMT network (excluding Navebus and Volabus) and the train service in urban Trenitalia (2nd class). This ticket can be purchased for €1.60.
Passengers can also purchase a carnet of 10 Biglietto integrato tickets for €15.00. Each ticket is valid for 100 minutes across the AMT network (excluding Navebus and Volabus) and the train service in urban Trenitalia (2nd class).
A single ticket for travelling on Navebus and 60 minutes worth of travel on AMT network (excluding Volabus) can be purchased for €1.60. This ticket can be purchased only by the residents of the city of Genoa.
Tourists can purchase Biglietto Genovapass for €4.50. This pass can be used for unlimited travel in Genoa on the AMT network (excluding Navebus and Volabus), for a period of 24 hours. Passengers can also purchase a Biglietto 24 hour ticket for €9.00 for four people, that allows two people to travel free. The ticket is valid for a period of 24 hours after stamping, and can be used on the AMT urban network (excluding Navebus and Volabus) and the train in urban Trenitalia (2nd class). A carnet of 5 tickets for 24 hours can be purchased for €18.00.Each ticket in the carnet can be used on the AMT urban network (excluding Navebus and Volabus) and the train in urban Trenitalia (2nd class).
A Biglietto Volabus ticket can be purchased for €6.00. This ticket provides one ride on the Volabus and 60 minutes of travel on other AMT public transport like metro, bus, funicular, on the same day.
For more information on the fares, tickets and cards, you can visit the official website at: http://www.amt.genova.it/tariffe/2013/viaggiatore_occasionale.asp
Genoa Metro Places of Interest
The metro provides a fast and convenient way to travel and most stations open on tourist, commercial and cultural spots. The system also provides a good interchange with other modes of transport like buses and trains. Interchange with buses is provided at Brin, Dinegro, Docks, St. George and De Ferrari stations, while interchange with buses and railways is provided at Principe and Brignole stations.
Dinegro station is located at a position which is close to the Ferry terminal. The metro system connects the Brignole train station with Rivarolo, serving the main square, piazza De Ferrari, the Porto Antico tourist area, the historical center, the Stazione Principe main train station and the ferry terminal close to the Dinegro station.
Genoa Metro Rules and Tips
For information regarding the travel rules to be followed while using the Genoa Metro, you can visit the official website at: http://www.amt.genova.it/regolamento_viaggio/metro.pdf/
Genoa Metro Pictures