Metros in Italy: MiniMetrò Perugia

Perugia is a city in Italy, and is the capital of the province of Perugia and of the region of Umbria. It has a population of approximately 170,000 people. The teacher of the famous Renaissance artist Raphael was born near Perugia. One of the most important economic activities in the city is the manufacturing of chocolates. Perugia is famous for the Umbria Jazz Festival. The city is also famous for its medieval art. There are three airports close to this city: San Francesco d'Assisi Airport, which is within Perugia, Milan-Malpensa Airport, and Rome's Airport.

Public transportation in the city consists of suburban trains, buses, and the metro. The suburban trains are owned by Trenitalia, the buses are owned by Busitalia, and the metro is owned by Perugia's community. The metro service of the city is called MiniMetrò. The city is hilly. As a result, people frequently use the buses and the metro.

History

The metro was proposed during the early 1990s. Then, in 1998, a company called MiniMetrò S.P.A was created with the sole purpose of building the metro. The goal of the construction of the metro was to offer rides to Monteluce from Pian di Massiano. Some people were against the idea of building the metro since Perugia is a geographically small city. Therefore, a metro service seemed useless for the city.

Nevertheless, the metro was inaugurated on January 29th, 2008. The metro's final design was accepted by MiniMetrò S.P.A on October 2002. The metro's construction began on 2003. Over 9,000 people rode the metro during its first week.

Minimetrò primopiano

Lines and stations

The Perugia Metro only has one line, comprised of 7 stations. The stations are the following:

1) Pincetto

One of the metro's terminals, and the first station of the metro's network. The metro's main engine is located in this station. The station is close to the historic center of Perugia. To reach the station, you can use the escalators or the elevator from Via Oberdan. Two nearby points of interest are Corso Vannucci and Piazza Matteotti.

2) Case Bruciate

This station is located in the community of Via Mario Angeloni. There are footbridges, many escalators and elevators to allow an easy access to the station.

3) CUPA

This underground station is located in Viale Pellini. Some places of historical importance close to this station are Piazza Morlacchi, Via dei Priori, and San Francesco. Additionally, by using the metro, you can reach other important places such as Liceo Classico Annibale Mariotti, Accademia di Belle, Arti Pietro Vannucci, the University in Via Pascoli, Medieval Torre degli Sciri, the schools of Don Bosco, Teatro Morlacchi, and the future of the Auditorium di San Francesco al Prato.

4) Madonna Alta

This station is located near schools, shopping centers, and public and private offices. This region is one of the most populated regions in Perugia.

5) Fontivegge

This station is also located in one of the most populous regions of Perugia. It is surrounded by schools, offices, and commercial areas. This station is located 100 meters from the Perugia Railway Station, which is the main train station in Perugia.

6) Cortona

Its location is in Chico Mendez. Among the points of interest close to this station are the Mario Spaglioni Hostel, the Uci Cinema, and the Bam recreational facility. Here, you can make connections with buses.

7) Pian di Massiano

The second terminal of the metro. Here is located the equipment to change the course of the metro. This station has over 2900 parking spots. There are also buses in this station where you could make a connection. Additionally, there is a shopping center in the station. This is an important station since it has a workshop and a warehouse for the trains.

Connections

The metro makes connections with the buses from Busitalia-Sita Nord S.R.L., and the RV and REG trains from Trenitalia.

Connection to the airport

The metro does not go directly to San Francesco d'Assisi Airport. Instead, you will have to ride a bus to the closest metro station, which is the Pincetto station. From the airport, walk to S. Egidio Aeroporto. Board bus E007 from Busitalia, and travel for 30 minutes to Bus Terminal (PG.) After 17 stops, get off at V. Roma. Finally, walk 560 meters to Pincetto station.

Schedules, timetables and calendar

The metro works every day of the week. The departure frequency of the trains is approximately three minutes. Monday through Saturday, stations open at 7:00 am and close at 9:20 am, with the last train leaving at 9:05 pm. During Sundays and holidays, the stations open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm, with the last train leaving at 8:45 pm.

- Maintenance: During a period of two weeks each year, the metro undergoes maintenance. The metro is also tested during this period of time to check that the train runs smoothly. In other words, during these two weeks, the metro service is closed. Maintenance is usually done during August. Passengers will be notified of the metro's maintenance schedule at www.minimetrospa.it (only in Italian.) If you want to call a customer service representative to check when the metro will undergo maintenance, call +39 075 505 8753.

If the metro service is interrupted for any other reason, passengers can use the bus service instead.

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Prices, tickets, and cards

Tickets are called Up Tickets. They offer rides to the following services alongside the metro:

  • a) The suburban railway in Perugia.
  • b) Trains from Trenitalia in Fontivegge station, Ponte San Giovanni, Capitini, University, Ellera, and Silvestrini.
  • c) Buses within Perugia.
  • d) Trains in the Province of Perugia in the following locations: Pallotta, Sant'Anna, Ponte San Giovanni, S. Martino in Campo, Balanzano, Felcino, Pretola, Pattoli, Villa Pitignano, San Bartolomeo, Ramazzano, Palazzaccia, and Solfagnano.

UP tickets can be bought at vending machines at metro stations. They can also be bought at newsstands, authorized shops, and booths at Piazza Matteotti and Pian di Massiano.

If you need to validate your ticket, get a replacement of your ticket, or renew a subscription, use the intercom next to the vending machines to contact the metro staff. If you need a replacement for your 1 Day Ticket or the Multiviaggi 10 Ticket, go to a customer service office of Busitalia Sita Nord S.R.L. at Piazza Partigiani, Strada Santa Lucia and Fontivegge.

You can pay for the tickets or the subscriptions with the following credit and debit cards: V Pay, Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Pago Bancomat, and Maestro.

- Tickets: They are divided into the following prices: Corsa Singola (€1.50,) Turistico 1 Giorno (€5.40,) 10 Multiviaggi (€12.90,) Corsa Singola Senior (€1.20,) 10 Multiviaggi Senior (€11.10,) Corsa Singola a Bordo (€2.)

- Subscriptions : They are divided into: Network; Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual; Integrazione Anuale Scolastico (€89); and University Students.

  • a) Network: This category has the following prices: Mensile Intera Rete (€55,) Mensile Studenti Universitari (€45,) Mensile Pensionati Ed Invalidi (€31,) Trimestrale Intera Rete (€122,) Trimestrale Studenti Universitari (€110,) Annuale Intera Rete (€398,) Trimestrale Pensionati Ed Invalidi (€78,) Annuale Studenti Universitari (€296,) Annuale Scolastico (€296,) Trimestrale Famigliare +1 (€140,) Annuale Enti Impersonale (€477,) Trimestrale Famigliare +2 (€147,) Trimestrale Famigliare +3 (€147), Trimestrale Famigliare +4 (€147,) Annuale Famigliare +1 (€457,) Annuale Famigliare +2 (€477,) Annuale Famigliare +3 (€477,) and Annuale Famigliare (€477.)
  • b) Monthly, quarterly and annual: This category has the following prices: Integrazione Mensile Intera Rete Extra Urban (€16.50), Integrazione Mensile Intera Rete (€27), Integrazione Trimestrale Intera Rete Extra Urban (€42.50), Integrazione Trimestrale Intera Rete (€61), Integrazione Annuale Intera Rete Extra Urban (€145) and Integrazione Annuale Intera Rete (€199).
  • c) University Students: Integrazione Trimestrale Studenti Universitari (€55,) Integrazione Mensile Studenti Universitari (€22,) Integrazione Annuale Studenti Universitari (€180).

If you lose your subscription or if it gets stolen, you need to request a duplicate. You will not get a refund for a duplicate subscription. Only annual subscriptions can be refunded.

    The description for some of the subscriptions are the following:
  • * Mensile Intera Rete (€55): Offers unlimited rides for a month. Only the buyer can use it.
  • * Mensile Pensionati Ed Invalidi (€31): Offers unlimited rides for a month for retired people and people with disabilities.
  • * Mensile Studenti Universitari (€45): Offers unlimited rides for a month for college students on all of the means of transportation of the UP network. It cannot be used for rides in the metro during weekends nor holidays.
  • * Trimestrale Studenti Universitari (€110): Offers unlimited rides for three months for college students.
  • * Trimestrale Intera Rete (€122): Offers unlimited rides for three months.
  • * Trimestrale Pensionati Ed Invalidi (€78): Offers unlimited rides for retired people and for people with disabilities.

Tips in MiniMetrò

  • 1) If you stay until the evening in the old town, keep track of time since the metro closes at 9:00 pm. If you want to leave the town, ride a bus. Otherwise, you will have to spend the night in the old town.
  • 2) If you use the metro during the early hours in the morning, you can enjoy some beautiful panoramic views. There is no fog during these hours, therefore, you will have a clear view.
  • 3) Do not bring a lot of luggage since the metro's rail cars are small.

Rules in MiniMetrò

Escalators and ramps for people with disabilities are available during the following hours: June 1st to October 31st, including holidays: From 7:00 am until 2:00 pm. November 1st to March 31st: a) Weekdays: From 7:00 am until 9:30 pm., b) Saturdays: From 7:00 am until 12:30 am., c) Sundays and holidays: From 7:00 am until 9:00 pm.

- General:

  • 1) Smoking is not allowed on the metro nor at stations.
  • 2) You should let the other passengers get off the train before boarding it.
  • 3) Tickets cannot be transferred. They can only be used by the buyer.
  • 4) You should validate your ticket every time you board the metro.
  • 5) Do not block the metro’s doors and do not try to force them open.
  • 6) Do not enter the metro if it is full or after the metro makes a beeping sound. The beeping alarm indicates that the metro is about to close its doors.
  • 7) Before getting off the train, hold the handrails or other support until the train stops.
  • 8) After getting off the train, go to the indicated waiting area.
  • 9) A child under six years old can travel without paying if they travel with an adult. However, if two children are travelling with an adult, they require a ticket.
  • 10) You cannot remain at the train after you reach the terminal stations, which are the Pincetto and Pian di Massiano stations.
  • 11) Up to two strollers are allowed in the metro. They must be fastened with the train’s seat belts.
  • 12) The metro can only allow space for one person on a wheelchair. People on wheelchairs should use the train’s seatbelts.
  • 13) Surveillance cameras record all activity at stations and the metro.

- Animals:

You can bring pets to the metro. However, you must follow these regulations:

  • 1) You will be held liable to any damage that your pet may cause to the metro or to other people. The metro will not be held liable if anything happens to your pet.
  • 2) Animals should not obstruct other passengers nor the metro’s doors.
  • 3) Animals should not disturb other passengers.
  • 4) Dogs must have a muzzle and should be on a leash.
  • 5) Only one dog is allowed per train. The dog should be small.
  • 6) You could also bring your pet in a cage or in your arms.
  • 7) Guide dogs do not follow any of the aforementioned restrictions.
  • 8) If your pet litters the metro, you should clean it.

- Bicycles:

  • 1) During certain cultural events, bicycles will be prohibited since the metro will be crowded.
  • 2) A maximum of two bikes are allowed in the metro. The bikes should be fastened with the metro’s seat belts.
  • 3) You can carry bikes to the metro for free.
  • 4) You must wait until the other passengers exit the metro before exiting the train with your bike.
  • 5) The maximum length allowed for bicycles is 180 centimeters.
  • 6) If you board the metro at Pincetto or at Pian di Massiano, and a person on a wheelchair boards the metro, only one bike will be allowed in the train.
  • 7) You can only bring one bike with you.
  • 8) You cannot ride your bike at the stations nor in the metro.
  • 9) You cannot park your bike at the stations.
  • 10) Do not obstruct the metro’s doors with your bike.
  • 11) Electric and folding bikes are allowed.
  • 12) You cannot bring your bike on escalators. You can ask for a ramp to help you board the metro with your bike.
  • 13) In case of an emergency, leave your bike in the metro. You can retrieve it by asking the metro staff for your bike. You will need to show your ticket from the day when the emergency took place, and your ID. If you just lost your bike in the metro, you can do the aforementioned procedure to retrieve it.

Fun facts

  • 1) The metro is driverless.
  • 2) As a security measure, there are doors that separate the platforms from the tracks.
  • 3) Most of the metro's rail cars run above ground. The Cupa station is the only station that has rail cars running underground.
  • 4) The stations' designs were made by Jean Nouvel, a French architect.
  • Future expansions

    There are plans to build a new line. This new line will have a railway of approximately two kilometers of length. This line will have a station in FCU Sant'Anna, another station in the region northeast of Pincetto, and yet another station in the southern part of the old town.

    Nearby attractions

    Pian di Massiano station will be used as a reference point. To go from this station to the closest attractions via the metro, follow these instructions.

    1) Porta Marzia: The trip lasts 18 minutes. From Pian di Massiano, board the MiniMetrò, and travel for 13 minutes towards Pincetto. After six stops, get off at Pincetto station. Finally, walk 290 meters to Porta Marzia, Via Marzia, 06121.

    2) Fontana Maggiore: The trip lasts 20 minutes. From Pian di Massiano, board the MiniMetrò, and travel for 13 minutes towards Pincetto. After six stops, get off at Pincetto station. Finally, walk 460 meters to Fontana Maggiore, Piazza IV Novembre, 1, 06123.

    3) Passignano sul Trasimeno: The trip lasts 40 minutes. From Pian di Massiano, board the MiniMetrò, and travel for 7 minutes towards Pincetto. After three stops, get off at Fontivegge station. Then, walk to Perugia Railway Station. Board the RV train from Trenitalia, and travel for 30 minutes towards 3158 Firenze S. Maria Novella. Finally, after four stops, get off at Passignano Sul Trasimeno.

    4) Museo Archeologico: The trip lasts two hours and 40 minutes. From Pian di Massiano, board the MiniMetrò, and travel for 7 minutes towards Pincetto. After three stops, get off at Fontivegge. Next, walk to Perugia Railway Station. Board the REG train from Trenitalia, and travel for 40 minutes to 22809 Foligno. After five stops, get off at Foligno. Next, board the RV train from Trenitalia, and travel for 40 minutes to 2323 Roma Termini. After three stops, get off at Terni. Next, board the REG train from Trenitalia, and travel for 35 minutes to 7041 L'Aquila. After three stops, get off at Rieti. Finally, walk 690 meters to San Domenico, Via Giordano Bruno, 2-3, 02100.

    5) Church of San Domenico: The trip lasts one hour and 55 minutes. From Pian di Massiano, board the MiniMetrò for 9 minutes towards Pincetto. After five stops, get off at V. Cupa station. Walk to Via Pompeo Pellini. Next, board bus K from Busitalia-Sita Nord, and travel for four minutes towards Bus Terminal (PG). After three stops, get off at Autostazione Piazza Partigiani. Next, board bus E004 from Busitalia, and travel for one hour and 40 minutes towards Massa Martana. After 81 stops, get off at Massa Martana. Finally, walk 190 meters to Piazza Giordano Bruno, 06056 Massa Martana.

    6) San Lorenzo: The trip lasts 20 minutes. From Pian di Massiano, board the MiniMetrò, and travel for 10 minutes towards Pincetto. After six stops, get off at Pincetto station. Finally, walk 460 meters to Piazza IV Novembre, 06100, and find the Church of San Lorenzo.

    7) Oratorio di San Bernardino: The trip lasts 21 minutes. From Pian di Massiano, board the MiniMetrò, and travel for 10 minutes to Pincetto. After five stops, get off at V. Cupa station. Finally, walk 560 meters to Saint Francesco Al Prato, Piazza S. Francesco Al Prato, 06123.

    8) Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria: The trip lasts 19 minutes. From Pian di Massiano, board the MiniMetrò, and travel for 13 minutes towards Pincetto. After six stops, get off at Pincetto station. Finally, walk 360 meters to Palazzo dei Priori, Corso Pietro Vannucci, 19, 06100.

    9) San Pietro: The trip lasts 24 minutes. From Pian di Massiano, board the MiniMetrò, and travel for 7 minutes towards Pincetto. After three stops, get off at Fontivegge station. Board bus G from Busitalia, and travel for 9 minutes to P. Italia. After 14 stops, get off at Via Romana. Finally, walk 190 meters to Basilica di San Pietro, Via Borgo XX Giugno, 74, 06126.

    10) Sant'Arcangelo: The trip lasts 35 minutes. From Pian di Massiano, board the MiniMetrò, and travel for 7 minutes to Pincetto. After three stops, get off at Fontivegge station. Board bus C from Busitalia, and travel towards P. Universitaria for 12 minutes. After 16 stops, get off at V. Innamorati 3. Finally, walk 560 meters to Via del Tempio, 06123.

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    • Air Conditioning: No
    • Walk between platforms: No
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    • Screen Doors Platforms: No
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