The Municipality of Florence awarded a group of firms led by RATP Dev the contract to design, build, and operate the future city tramway network.
The concessionary company consists of RATP Dev, ATAF (the municipal company operating the public bus network), building and civil works firms, equipment and system providers, including the Ansaldo and Alstom groups, and Architecna Engineering SpA.
A second line for Florence
Tram line T2 in Florence, operated by RATP Dev, was inaugurated by the city’s mayor, Dario Nardella, on 11 February 2019, with special guest President Sergio Mattarella in attendance.
The tram network is now taking shape in the Tuscan capital. Following the extension of line T1 to Careggi University Hospital in the summer of 2018, service now includes the areas of Rifredi, Careggi, Novoli and the Florence-Peretola airport.
Twenty-nine new trams have been added, with one train every 4 minutes and 20 seconds. Some 37 million passengers (annual estimate) will be able to take advantage of the expanded tram network, which runs from 5:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., and until 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Florence tramway network will be created with three interconnected lines within the territory of the cities of Florence and Scandicci, covering 29.5 km and operating with a fleet of 43 trams manufactured by Ansaldo Breda.More information
With the creation of this new line, more than a hundred new employees – from drivers to maintenance workers – have joined GEST’s team. Recruiting local talent and supporting staff in developing their skills are also part of our commitments.
La ferroviara Italiana
RATP Dev is one of the major shareholders (up to 37%) in La Ferrovia Italiana.
LFI currently operates two regional rail lines and several bus routes around Arezzo, in the Tuscany region, in the centre of Italy.
LFI operates the Arezzo-Stia rail lines running to the north of the region, and the Arezzo-Sinalunga line to the south, thus covering 60 km.
The concession to operate both lines has been granted by the Tuscany Regional Authorities.