Milan Centrale metro station to close for renovation

 

Delays expected in reaching Milan Centrale train station.

The Centrale station of Milan’s M2 “green” line, essential for transferring from and to the city’s main train station Centrale FS, will be closed for essential repairs to the platforms, transit authority ATM has announced.

The closure is likely to have a serious impact on travellers intending to take a train leaving from Centrale FS railway terminal.  It will involve travelling past the closed metro station, getting off at the next stop, and then returning one stop on a different metro train.

From 7 to 16 August, passengers travelling northbound on the M2 heading for Gessate or Cologno will need to carry on as far as Caiazzo, the next stop after Centrale, and then follow the signs to a different platform and travel back the one stop to Centrale.

And from 17 to 26 August, M2 passengers travelling southbound towards Assago or Piazza Abbiategrasso will need to do the same manoeuvre, travelling on to Gioia and following signposting for the one-stop trip back to Centrale.

The renovation is being carried out in August, when Milan experiences the annual slowdown as people leave the city on vacation.

The M3 “yellow” line, which also stops at Centrale, will not be affected by the works.