85. Anniversary from the Foundation of ATM 2016. San Donato Deposit. Nikon D750 24 mm (24.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/100

85. Anniversary from the Foundation of ATM 2016. San Donato Deposit.

ATM stands for “Azienda Trasporti Milanese” or “Milan Transit Authority”, a company established 1931, owned by the Milan Municipality. Its oldest pride is the urban network of rails on which, since 1933, runs the fleet of streetcars, for it’s functionality: it’s cheap to manage and does not pollute. Today, two among the oldest specimen of the fleet run daily as restaurant-on-the-move for a two hours long dinner across the vast network of rails.

ATM operates 20 tram lines, some of which are run with Peter Witt streetcars from the 1920s, 98 urban Bus lines, 4 trolleybus lines, 51 interurban Bus lines, 4 underground lines (MM1, MM2, MM3 and MM5. MM4 works are in progress), carrying over 723 million passengers, not counting the “BikeMi” bike sharing service.

Its interesting to know that ATM also manages the International Metro Service, Copenhagen Metro. Its nice to notice that, once in a while, an italian excellence that is not a sofa and neither is a wearable or an edible item gets acknowledgement abroad.

For its 85th anniversary, ATM has organized an open house in its newest estate: the San Donato deposit of underground coaches featuring scheduled tours on its state-of-the-art train, Leonardo, and on its most advanced hydrogen run bus.


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