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NEXT MOBILITY EXHIBITION 2024. MEANS AND SOLUTIONS TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

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NEXT MOBILITY EXHIBITION 2024. MEANS AND SOLUTIONS TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

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ATM Milan, European sustainability champion
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ATM Spa, Azienda Trasporti Milanesi, plans to convert half of its buses to electric by 2026. It is also expanding internationally with the establishment of ATM France.

ATM Spa, Azienda Trasporti Milanesi, plans to convert half of its buses to electric by 2026. It is also expanding internationally with the establishment of ATM France.

ATM Spa, Milan's public transport company, has announced that it will be at Next Mobility Exhibition. Its presence underlines the Group's central role in European transport through its major investments in the energy transition.

ATM, which operates public transport services in Milan and the 96 municipalities within the metropolitan city, expects half of its 1,200 buses in service to be electric by 2026. The plan goes hand-in-hand with a major upgrading of its underground trains (it is investing around €370 million in 46 trains), 50 new trams and 80 fully electric articulated trolleybuses. This domestic plan forms part of a strong strategy for international expansion.

The ATM Group recently set up an ATM France division. A note from the Milanese company stated: "Our ambition for France? To contribute to the mission of all local authorities to make public transport more attractive and sustainable. ATM France intends to implement the know-how, innovations and best practices it has already deployed in the European cities where the group operates.” It is no secret that Azienda Trasporti Milanesi, which already manages the Thessaloniki and Copenhagen metro systems (it has been managing the Danish capital's driverless lines since 2008), has in its sights the tender for the management of the two new Grand Paris Express automatic metro lines. It is participating in the tender through the establishment of a Temporary Association of Companies (ATI) with Egis, a French group of global renown active in more than 120 countries. Egis operates in infrastructure engineering, planning and railway maintenance, and is part of the prestigious French Caisse des Dépôts. The Italo-French consortium, known as ATEMIS, has the ambitious goal of becoming a leading operator of France’s metro systems.

In recent months, ATM signed a contract for operating the first automated metro in the Greek city of Thessaloniki. Thema, a corporate entity in which ATM and Egis hold stakes of 51% and 49% respectively, was awarded the contract last June. The contract, which lasts 11 years and is worth a total of €250 million, is proof of the commitment of ATM and its partners to provide innovative urban mobility solutions, contributing to infrastructure development and an improved quality of life in Thessaloniki.

Meanwhile, the Italian influence on the Copenhagen Metro continues thanks to its management by Metroservice, a company formed by ATM and Ansaldo Sts. In operation since 19 October 2002, the Copenhagen Metro has been managed by ATM since 1 January 2008. Spanning 21 km and 22 stations, 13 of which are above ground, the Copenhagen Metro’s 24/7 service is made possible by its sophisticated monitoring and maintenance systems. A characteristic of the city’s metro is that it is fully automated and driverless, like Milan's M4 and M5 lines.