The second section of metro Line 5 from Zara to Garibaldi opened on 1 March 2014, adding two new stations, Isola and Garibaldi, to the “lilla” (“lilac”) Line 5.
Milan’s mayor Giuliano Pisapia and transport operator ATM’s chairman Bruno Rota attended the opening ceremony, together with more than 60,000 persons who filled the trains up with enthusiasm and curiosity as they ran between the two new stations for the first time. Outside Garibaldi station, Gae Aulenti square – lighted in liliac for the occasion – hosted the performance of Kataklò athletic dancers. Trains on the whole metro network ran until 2 AM. Read more →