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Milano Line 5: the first driverless metro in the city 27/02/2013

On 10 February a new fully automated Line M5 started operation in Milano, Italy. The new line runs through 4.1 km and serves 7 stations, from Bignami to Zara.

The line is being built by the Metro 5 SpA consortium, which will operate and maintain the new stretch for a period of 25 years.

The 2nd phase will have 1.9 km and will extend the line south to Isolo and Garibaldi (end of 2013), and a further 7 km extension to San Siro Stadium will open for the Expo 2015. In this time the line will have reached a  total of 12.6 km and 19 stations, which will be equipped with platform screen doors to prevent track intrusions.

Rolling stock is formed by 10 four-car AnsaldoBreda trains (same as the Copenhagen Metro).