Launch of line 2 of the Florence Tramway
February 11, 2019 In the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella was inaugurated today the T2 Vespucci line of the tramway that connects the airport of Peretola to the train station of Santa Maria Novella. In addition to the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella and the President of the Region of Tuscany Enrico Rossi, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Danilo Toninelli and the European Commissioner Corina Cretu were also present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The T2 line consists on 13 stops, all equipped, like those of T1 Leonardo line,tutte attrezzate, come quelle della linea T1 Leonardo, with AEP ticket vending machines RTVM-I, capable of accepting payments in coins, banknotes and bank cards EMV, contact and contactless. Vehicles are all equipped with AEP F240B validators, integrated in the ATAF automated fare collection system, based on AEP’s ET-The Easy Ticketing.
The event has had a great resonance: many reports and videos are available online.