Extra buses, metro for Design Week

Increased public transport , street cleaning

Milan city hall has announced some welcome measures to help Milanese and visitors to the Fuorisalone enjoy the events. Not only will more buses and metro trains run – they will also operate longer into the early hours.

For the rest of this week up to Sunday 13 April, metro lines M1, M2 and M3 will run until 02.00 every night. Extra trains will run on the M1 line (which serves the Milano-Rho fairground), and services will be increased by 35 per cent on Saturday and by 80 per cent on Sunday, the two days when the Salone del Mobile is open to the general public. And for the events of the Fuorisalone, taking place mainly in the Tortona area, the line M2 will also provide extra trains each evening. Not only more trains, but more staff: extra numbers of ATM staff in blue or orange high-visibility waistcoats will be on hand in Rho Fiera, Cadorna and Central stations to provide help for visitors.

Milan’s bike sharing service BikeMI will open two temporary bike stands in Via Tortona for the duration of the fair, and BikeMI stations throughout the city will be open this week until 02.00. On Friday 11 and Saturday 12 April, all BikeMI stands will be open for 24 hours.

Meanwhile, road traffic will be limited in the Tortona area for the duration of the festivities. Except for residents, private vehicles will be banned from 18.00 to midnight Monday to Friday, and from 14.00 to 01.00 Saturday and Sunday. The streets involved are: Via Savona (from Viale Coni Zugna to Viale Troya), Tortona, Voghera, Bergognone (from Via Solari to the railway), Orseolo, Montevideo (from Via Solari to Via Savona), Cerano, Novi, Forcella, Bugatti, Stendhal (from Via Solari to Via Tortona) and Via Foppette.

City environment agency AMSA has announced three extra sets of containers for differentiated waste in the Tortona area. And an extra 60 staff will work all through the week emptying the containers and cleaning and washing the streets in the Tortona, Brera, Central station and Lambrate/Ventura areas.