Good Morning Milan for night-owls

Milan’s transport authority ATM has launched a programme – called “Good Morning Milan” – to make residents aware that there is a network of 15 bus lines which never stops running on Friday and Saturday nights.

In an initiative supported by the city administration and the consumers’ movement  and sponsored by Heineken, 80,000 maps of the night routes are being distributed among weekend revellers.  The objective is to make party-goers and night-life fans aware that there are 282 rides with a capacity of 25,000 passengers available to get them home safely all through the night.  And to promote the night routes, a website is available for publishing your favourite photos of Milan by night.

“Our council has always aimed at sustainable travel in the city, from Area C to the upgrading of public transport, the introduction of night buses and extension of bike sharing,” said mobility councillor Pierfrancesco Maran.  “So this initiative slots perfectly into our policy of incentives for using public transport.  It’s important to get the word out to the young people and tourists who are enjoying Milan’s night-life.”

And ATM board member Massimo Ferrari said, “ATM is happy to support this project aimed at young people and everyone who wants to enjoy themselves without problems, either of parking or of driving home.  It’s a great way to show how public transport isn’t just there during working hours, but covers all 24 hours, including night-time amusements.”

Normal tickets and season-tickets are valid for the night buses.  Tickets costing €1.50 can also be printed from some 500 car-park meters around the city between 00.30 and 06.00.  All tickets stamped between 00.30 and 04.30 are valid until 06.00.

A complete map of the night network, connecting the night-life hot spots like Navigli, Sempione, Corso Como, Colonne di S. Lorenzo and Porta Romana with the outlying residential areas, can be downloaded here.