The station's funicular begins operating with a water-driven traction system
The “Società luganese dei Tramway elettrici” (Lugano Electric Tramway Company) is founded and the first 3 lines are activated
Under the name "Tranvie elettriche comunali", the City of Lugano resume the management of the "Società luganese dei Tramway elettrici"
The first bus begins circulating in the city
The tram leaves the city, the trolley buses arrive
Ruggì vehicle maintenance depot in Pregassona becomes operational
The Azienda Comunale dei Trasporti (Municipal Transport Company; ACTL) participates in establishing the Ticino and Moesano fare community. 11 companies are involved to offer users a single ticket valid on all means of transport.
Trasporti Pubblici Luganesi (TPL) resumes operation of the ACTL: with the transition from municipally-owned company to joint-stock company, decision-making mechanisms similar to those in the private economy are introduced, enabling changes and innovations in the organisation and service to be made more quickly.
Buses replace trolley buses on the streets of Lugano
TPL takes over management of the Cassarate Monte Brè Funicular
New interchange terminal Lugano Centro
The sales and information office opens
Real-time visualisation of the bus in transit via GPS tracking
Digital information signs system is introduced at bus stops
The technical centre of competence (CTC) is established
The Viability Plan for the Lugano Hub (PVP) and the Arcobaleno Integrated Fare (TIA) result in an improved and more integrated service at the cantonal level.
Opening and management of the new P&R Cornaredo Resega
TPL takes over the management of Ferrovie Luganesi SA
The funicular station is re-opened with renewed technology and design
Opening and management of the new P&R's of Cornaredo Stadio Est and Cornaredo Termica
Renovation of the vehicle fleet with the introduction of EURO 6 buses
TPL turns 20
Inauguration of new Operations Centre at the company headquarter of Pregassona
Extension of routes and timetable with increased frequencies
Fleet expansion with 9 articulated buses
Extension of the service across the canton
Inauguration of an additional bus depot in Pregassona
Trasporti Pubblici Luganesi SA (TPL) is the public transport company that serves the city of Lugano and the neighbouring municipalities of Massagno, Paradiso, Savosa, and Vezia, also going to Manno.Find out more
TPL is a joint stock company under private law, whose shareholders are entities under public law.Find out more
Inaugurated in 1886 and having undergone renovations completed in 2016, the Lugano City-SBB railway station funicular offers a fast connection between the SBB railway station and the city centre.Find out more