Linea 3

San Giorgio a Cremano, Bartolo Longo, Vesuvio/De Meis (4), Villa Visconti, Argine, Madonnelle, Botteghelle, Stadera, Poggioreale (1), Tribunale (1), Centro Direzionale (1), Garibaldi (1, 2,4), Terminale - Porta Nolana(4), Pisacane(4), Porto Salvo(4), Municipio ( 1, 4, 6 ).

Currently managed by Circumvesuviana.
On May 29, 2004 line was completed and entered service. Its total length is about 12 kilometres. It has an initial frequency of 30 minutes, and a transport capacity of about 4000 passengers in rush hours (see news #1 - in Italian - from Il Mattino, and news #2 - in Italian - from ASCA).
The line was created by connecting two Circumvesuviana lines by means of a 750-metres-long section between Botteghelle and Madonnelle stations.

The three parts making up the line are:
a) section Bartolo Longo-Madonnelle:
opened on February 12 2001 as a part of San Giorgio-Casalnuovo Circumvesuviana line;
b) section Napoli-Botteghelle:
ready and in use by Circumvesuviana as a part of the Napoli-Baiano line;
c)section Madonnelle-Botteghelle:
750 meters completed in May 2004 to connect sections a) and b) (13 billion Lire investment).

A possible extension towards city centre has been planned from Porta Nolana to Piazza Municipio, thus reaching the harbour. Extension is endowed with three underground stations: Pisacane, Porto Salvo and Municipio.
Currently there are no news about actual realization of this extension.
Further planned stations for this line are: Tribunali and Stadera. Also in this case no news are currently available about their actual realization.

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Current Circumvesuviana timetables:

In general:

Recent news

December 11, 2002: new stations Botteghelle and Poggioreale (Linea 3) open in early 2003, and track doublings on sections Garibaldi - Botteghelle and San Giorgio - Volla of Linea 3 get completed (see news - in Italian - from Il Mattino).

March 1, 2003: new direct line Casalnuovo - Naples of Circumvesuviana opens: three new stations, and an important step forward toward realization of both Campania Region Metro and Naples Metro (Linea 3) (see news - in Italian - from Il Mattino).
For a description of the stations read here - in Italian - (from Il Mattino).

May 29, 2004: Madonnelle - Botteghelle section of Linea 3 has been completed. Now the line is completely in service with 11 stations. Initial frequency is 30 minutes, and transport capacity is about 4000 passengers in rush hours (see news #1 - in Italian - from Il Mattino, and news #2 - in Italian - from ASCA).

August 21, 2005: interchange parking lots at stations Bartolo Longo and Madonnelle (Linea 3) have been approved (see news - in Italian - from Il Mattino).

For a picture of Garibaldi Linea 3 station click here (copyright by Werner Huber).

For details about trains and a picture of a Circumvesuviana train click here.

Unofficial site about Circumvesuviana by A. Martone with lots of pictures (mostly in Italian): click here.

More press releases:
Regione Campania
see press release in Italian - Il Mattino

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