CoP – Palermo Tramway System – Sicily - Project Profile

CoP – Palermo Tramway System – Sicily - Project Profile


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City of Palermo (CoP) is undertaking the construction of a tramway system development in Palermo, Sicily.

The project includes the construction of a new tram system across the Palermo city. The project will be implemented in two phases.

The US$350 million first phase includes the construction of a tram system between two unconnected sections totaling 17·8 km and operated as four routes. Route 1 links the main line stations of Palermo Centrale and Roccella on a 5·5 km northwest-southeast alignment, Route 2 includes continues to Borgo Nuovo with a further nine stops to give a total route length of 4·8 km, A two-stop branch north from Michelangelo Castellana to C.E.P. forms the western end of Route 3 and Route 4 runs in a one-way loop south from Giotto/Migliaccio to Pollaci/Calatafimi. Lines 2, 3 and 4 are each operated with three trams, giving 10 min headways on each route.

The US$700 million second phase includes the construction of three sections comprises Track A includes the 1km extension of existing Route Via Balsamo to Red Cross Boulevard. Track B includes the 1km extension of existing Route 1 from FF.SS. Notarget at the Duca di Viadura Street. Station Line FF.SS. Notarbartolo, Via Notarbartolo to Via Duca della Verdura (corner of Via della Libertà). Track C includes the 1km extension of existing Route 3, according to the current scheme (single track for each roadway), along the Viale della Siciliana Region to the FF.SS Station. Orleans. Line Line Svincolo Calatafimi, Avenue of the Sicilian Region, Via Ernesto Basile, Station FF.SS. Orleans.

It also includes the construction of stations, access roads, laying of rail tracks, and the installation of signals, and safety and security systems.

The City of Palermo provided approximately US$100 million for the construction of first phase.

In 2006, a consortium led by SIS scpa, Bombardier, and EDS awarded turnkey contract to build the first phase of the project.

In 2007, construction works commenced on the first phase and completed in December 2015.

Pon metro and the Pact for Palermo funded US$265 million for the second phase.

In April 2017, CoP initiated tender process for the design of the second phase. The design contest will be conducted in two stages.

Tender process to appoint design consultant for the second phase is underway.


The project includes the construction of a new tram system in Palermo city, Sicily, Italy.

The US$1,050 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of 17·8km tram system in the first phase

2. Construction of 3km tram system in the second phase

3. Construction of stations

4. Construction of access roads

5. Laying of rail tracks

6. Installation of signalling systems

7. Installation of safety and security systems.

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