Casoria is a crowded town in the Provincia di Napoli
(83.705 inhabitants in 2001, according to
situated north of the city.
Comune di Casoria
signed in 1985 an agreement with Metropolitana di Napoli spa (MN)(the same society which is building
Naples' Linea 1).
Preliminary study was given by Mn to
Centro Studi sui Sistemi di Trasporto S.p.A. (CSST),
which in 1991 wrote a document for a Secondigliano - Casoria extension to
The designed line consisted of the following stations
1) Piscinola - Secondigliano (interchange with
2) Parco Sole (Naples); 3) Monte Rosa (Naples); 4) Arzano; 5) Casavatore;
6) Principe di Napoli (Casoria); 7) Vittorio Emanuele (Casoria);
8) Stazione FS di Casoria; 9) S. Antonio (Afragola); 10) Afragola Municipio;
11) Afragola Salicelle; 12) Stazione Porta.
The project was later modified, and it currently plans to reach
Capodichino - Di Vittorio
node to allow connection to
Naples' Linea 1
According to the project, this line should start from the under-development
High Speed (TAV) Station at Afragola,
passing through Afragola, Casoria, Arzano and Casavatore, and should reach
Capodichino - Di Vittorio.
The project contains a planned extension within Naples until
Museo - Cavour node.
Length is about eight kilometers, divided into two sections.
First section is 4.100 Kms long from
Piazza Di Vittorio at Capodichino
until Casoria FS Railway Station in piazza Dante, and crosses the towns of
Casavatore and Arzano.
The second section is 4.500 kms long. It starts from Casoria FS Railway Station in
Piazza Dante, crosses the town of Aftagola and reaches Afragola High Speeed Station (TAV)
by means of one tunnel.
The project also plans a three-kilometer underground extension within Naples until the
Archaeological Museum, interconnecting with
Cavour stations of Naples metro lines 1 and 2. This extension
needs two separate tunnels and new stations in the areas of the former mental hospital
Leonardo Bianchi, Piazza Ottocalli, Piazza Carlo III, and Botanical Garden.
State of the art:
The project has been recently re-proposed by Responsible for Transports at
Regione Campania, Prof. Ennio Cascetta.
The hypothesis is being considered to carry out the works by means of "Project Financing".
Scheduled work completion is 2011.
Stations within Comune di Napoli:
Capodichino - Di Vittorio (1)
Cassano - Berlingieri,
Casavatore - San Pietro,
Casoria - San Pietro.
Further towns served by the line:
June 6, 2003: Executive Project presented by
Comune di Casoria
- in Italian- from Il Mattino).
July 4, 2003: Line is presented to the press as a part of the 100 Stations Project
by Comune di Napoli Vice-Mayor, Rocco Papa.
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