Milan seventh worst city for traffic jams

Drivers in Milan waste 226 hours per year stuck at the wheel. A recently released report shows that drivers in Milan spend 226 hours – the equivalent of over 28 working days – blocked in traffic jams...

Milan’s M2 metro line interrupted for work

Green line to stop earlier on weekday evenings. Eleven stations on Milan’s M2 green metro line will be closed late evenings Monday to Friday for two separate periods, starting 18 February, while ov...

Rail strike to hit Milan on 8 February

Two separate protests on Friday. A strike of rail workers will affect Milan on Friday 8 February with two separate protests. Ticket sales and customer service staff will strike for 23 hours, fro...

Trenord: new trains, new timetable boost services

Cancellations sharply reduced, says CEO. The new timetable introduced by Milan-based regional rail network Trenord has slashed the number of cancellations to train services which have been the bane...

Zero-emission scooter hire comes to Milan

Newcomer to Milan’s range of rental solutions. French scooter hire start-up Cityscoot has opened its doors in Milan with a fleet of 500 emission-free, electric two-wheelers to add to the city’s ren...

Milan province roads “Italy’s most dangerous”

Negative report by Automobile Club. The country roads in the province of Milan, outside urban centres, have the highest level of traffic accidents in the country, says a report by ACI, the Italian Au...

Milan prepares for Area B limited traffic zone

New limitations to start on 25 February. Milan, Europe’s second most polluted city, is about to take another step to reduce smog by restricting access to the city by the “dirtiest” vehicles. Alt...

Milan, Turin to be joined by bike trail

Ready in 2020, say planners. An 82-km bike trail costing some €25m will soon join Milan to Turin, open for cyclists by 2020. The trail will be three to four metres wide in places, joining up alr...

Milan buses, trams, metro to strike

4-hour downtime on Monday 21 January. Labour unions have called a national four-hour strike on Monday 21 January to protest new European rules on maximum working shifts for drivers and rest periods...

New parking payment options in Milan

Bye-bye scratch cards for parking fees. From 15 January the scratch-cards used to pay for on-street parking in a blue-line slot in Milan will no longer be valid, but there are still several other c...

A year of security on Lombardy trains

Polfer Lombardia presents annual report. Over 330 arrests, but also the recovery of 98 missing persons – including 66 minors – were some of the statistics in the annual report of activity for 2018,...

Wild boar invade Milan motorway: 1 dead, 10 hurt

Chaos on the Milan-Bologna motorway. A herd of wild boar on the main A1 motorway south of Milan, near the Lodi turnoff, caused a three-car pile-up shortly before dawn on 3 January, with one driver...

Milan’s BikeMI celebrates 10 years of success

Milan leading in sustainable transport. Milan’s bike-sharing service BikeMI this month celebrates its first decade with another 34 docking stations – bringing the total up to 323, scattered all ove...

"Ticketless day” on Milan metro

Milan celebrates patron saint’s day on 7 December. Milan transport authority ATM will celebrate the feast day of the city’s patron saint, St Ambrose on 7 December, with a special offer: unlimited tra...

Milan cops to deploy “invisible” speed traps

Milan patrol cars to mount Scout Speed. Milan is to be one of 32 towns and cities in Italy in which police patrol cars will be equipped with the much-discussed Scout Speed radar – and the number is...

Milan’s Trenord cuts trains, adds buses

Trenord plan to cut cancellations and remodernise. Milan-based regional rail network Trenord has announced the transfer of 139 little-used trains to a coach service, in a move calculated to reduce th...

Trenitalia boosts services for Milan

More trains, more seats, more stops. Italy’s state railway service Trenitalia has announced a boost to services – including to and from Milan – starting on 18 December. On the strategic Milan-Ro...

Winter tyres or chains obligatory from 15 November

Legal requirement in Milan from 15 November. As winter weather approaches, drivers must mount winter tyres, or at least be able to show they have snow chains on board, to use roads with warning sig...

Milan to open register of bike “number plates”

Another move against Milan’s bicycle thieves. Milan city hall has decided another move in the war against bicycle thieves with the introduction of a registry of bikes, with photos and description,...

Milan’s Linate airport to close for 3 months summer 2019

Disruption expected for some 2.5m passengers. Linate airport in Milan’s eastern quadrant is to close completely to traffic from 26 July to 28 October 2019, while the single runway and terminal buil...

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