‘Pisa Mover’ Inaugurated

A high speed automated people mover (ATM) dubbed “Pisa Mover” began service between Pisa Central train station and Pisa’s Galileo Galilei airport on March 18.  Until March 26, the trip, which takes just under five minutes, will be free of charge so that, according to authorities, travelers can try it out.  After that, a ticket of €2.70 will be charged.

The distance covered is 1.7 kilometers (1.1 miles).  In the future an intermediate stop called “San Giusto Aurelia” will be added, situated close to new parking lots with planned capacity of 1,330 cars easily accessible from the Firenze-Pisa-Livorno and Aurelia highways.

An estimated 5,000,000 passengers come through the Pisa airport yearly.

Constructed at a total cost of 17 million euro, 21 million of which were allocated by the European Union, the “Pisa Mover” will be accessible 365 days a year from 6 am to midnight.  To read more in Italian, and to see a photo gallery, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.