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Operator Catania Circumetnea
System Type Light Railway
Year Opened
# of Lines 1
# of Cars
Power Diesel
Fare Media Tkts
Website Circumetnea
Data Date
1st Visit 4/00
Last Visit 9/00
% Rode 0%

Transit > Europe > Italy > Catania Transit
Light Railway

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This is a neat line that at one time ran through the heart of Catania on a single track center reservation. It went to the main train station and the port. The line makes a near complete circle around Mt. Etna. The line uses self-propelled diesel cars on narrow gauge tracks.

Now the line is cut back to Borgo. The underground Metro now brings passengers from this point on to the train station and the Port.


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catlr04x.jpg (51519 bytes)A modern looking single car is departing the Borgo Terminal. (4/00) catlr05x.jpg (67238 bytes)A two car train is arriving a Borgo. The crossing gates here and at the previous street are controlled by a person sitting in booth to the left. (4/00)
catlr03x.jpg (49364 bytes)Both trains seen at Borgo. Note the old ads on the shop building to the left. catlr06x.jpg (63297 bytes)There is still trackage to the old Italia station, but no trains have been here since the Metro opened. The entrance to the Italia Metro is to the left. (4/00)
catlr02x.jpg (47619 bytes)This steam locomotive is on display at the Borgo terminal, apparently is at one time ran on this railroad. (4/00)

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