History - TPL SA

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History

History

The key moments in the company history

  • The station's funicular begins operation with a water-driven traction system.

  • The “Società luganese dei Tramway elettrici” (Lugano Electric Tramway Company) is founded and the first 3 lines are launched.

  • Under the name "Tranvie elettriche comunali", the City of Lugano resumes management of the "Società luganese dei Tramway elettrici".

  • The first bus in the city begins running.

  • 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.

  • Digital information signs are introduced at stops.

  • The technical centre of competence (CTC) is set up.

  • 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 Cornaredo Resega P&R.

  • TPL takes over management of Ferrovie Luganesi SA.

  • The funicular station is re-opened with refurbished technology and design.

  • Opening and management of the new Cornaredo Stadio Est and Cornaredo Termica P&Rs.

  • Vehicle fleet renewed with the introduction of EURO 6 buses.

Lines and Timetables

Lines and Timetables


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Park&Ride

Park&Ride


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Tickets and Passes

Tickets and Passes


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Travelling by Bus

Travelling by Bus


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