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Metropolitana Leggera di Cagliari - ARST SpA
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This page shows images of Metrocagliari, a 950mm gauge tram system operated by ARST Gestione FdS, later ARST SpA (Trasporti Regionali della Sardegna).
Metrocagliari is currently a single route from Repubblica to Monserrato-San Gottardo along the route previously used by FdS trains, relaid and electrified for the Metro, with new stations built which are often adjacent to old FdS concrete platforms which remain. At San Gottardo the Metro connects with the FdS diesel railcars running to Mandas and Isili. On my October 2010 the FdS diesel railcars ran only 4km to Settimo, where passengers transfer to buses for the remainder of their journeys. The online timetable indicates that this was still the case in November 2012. Google Earth images suggest that the line as far as Settimo has been fully relaid and electrification work has started and maybe completed. Sources state that another extension to Policlinico was scheduled to open in December 2012.
In earlier steam days the FdS trains ran further into Cagliari from Repubblica along the streets to the harbour. This created to much congestion so the line was curtailed at Repubblica. A trolleybus route linked Repubblica to the waterfront in 2010, but the trolleybuses are being phased out.
Nine Škoda 06T trams were delivered initially, numbered CA01-CA09. They are five-section low-floor bi-directional trams, developed by Škoda for Cagliari. The vehicles have six-axles and fully air-conditioned, and the design is based on the Škoda 05 T. The low-floor area represents 65% of the entire vehicle floor. The total length is 29.5m and they have 46 seats with a total capacity of 238.
The vehicles lack the external style of the Pininfarina-designed vehicles on the other Sardinian tramway at Sassari.
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