LeNORD

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LeNORD S.r.l.
TypeLimited company
IndustryRail transport
FoundedMilan, Italy (1 January 2004 (2004-01-01))
HeadquartersMilan, Italy
Key peopleAntonio Colombo, President
Marco Piuri, CEO
ProductsPassenger services
Revenue€ 149,551,557 (2008)
Net income€ 1,189,603 (2008)
Employees1,201 (2008)
ParentFNM S.p.A.
Websitewww.lenord.it (English)
 
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LeNORD S.r.l.
TypeLimited company
IndustryRail transport
FoundedMilan, Italy (1 January 2004 (2004-01-01))
HeadquartersMilan, Italy
Key peopleAntonio Colombo, President
Marco Piuri, CEO
ProductsPassenger services
Revenue€ 149,551,557 (2008)
Net income€ 1,189,603 (2008)
Employees1,201 (2008)
ParentFNM S.p.A.
Websitewww.lenord.it (English)

LeNORD S.r.l. (prior to 15 May 2006, Ferrovie Nord Milano Trasporti S.r.l.) is the subsidiary of the FNM Group responsible for operating passenger train services in northern Italy.

The company moves approximately 50 million passengers per year, carried on 500 trains per day on 400 km (250 mi) of rail network, including both the network granted to the FNM Group, managed by FERROVIENORD, and the Milan Passerby Railway, managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI).

Together with Trenitalia and ATM Milano, LeNORD is a member of the temporary undertaking that took over the train service of the Milan suburban line S5 from 1 July 2008. On behalf of Trenitalia LeNORD, the company also manages the only rail link between the city of Milan and Malpensa Aeroporto railway station, the Malpensa Express. This service was previously operated by a company of the same name, which has remained in place as a subsidiary of LeNORD, under the new name VieNORD.

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History

The company was founded as Ferrovie Nord Milano Trasporti S.r.l. on 1 January 2004, to take over the business on the passenger division of the company Ferrovie Nord Milano Esercizio SpA (now known as FERROVIENORD). On 12 December 2004, it started operating part of the Servizio ferroviario suburbano di Milano.[1] Specifically, it took over operation of the suburban lines S1, S2, S3, S4 and S10.

On 15 May 2006, following the redefinition of the corporate identity of the FNM Group, the company changed its name to LeNORD.

On 18 September 2009, under new agreements with Trenitalia and the Region of Lombardy, the company started the procedure to lease out its line of business to the railway company Trenitalia LeNORD (TLN), established in August 2008. For six years, the new company will be tasked to provide regional services on all lines in Lombardy, at both state and regional level. From 15 November 2009, regional passenger services operated by LeNORD were run on behalf of TLN.

Since 13 December 2009, LeNORD has been operating direct long-distance day EuroCity services between Germany, Austria and Italy, in association with the Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) and Deutsche Bahn (DB). The night service long distance EuroNight remains the responsibility of the Ferrovie dello Stato (FS).

Rail services

Suburban lines

Regional lines

Milan branch

LineRoute
Milano–MalpensaMilano CadornaSaronnoMalpensa Aeroporto T1 (Malpensa Express)
Milano–Saronno–ComoMilano CadornaSaronno – Como
Milano–Saronno–Varese–LavenoMilano CadornaSaronno – Varese – Laveno
Milano–Saronno–NovaraMilano CadornaSaronno – Novara Nord
Milano–Seveso–Canzo-AssoMilano CadornaSeveso – Canzo-Asso

Iseo branch

LineRoute
Brescia–EdoloBrescia – Iseo – Edolo
Brescia–IseoBrescia – Iseo
Brescia–BrenoBrescia – Iseo – Breno
Bornato–RovatoBornato – Rovato

Diagram of the network served by LeNORD (Milan branch)

Arrangement of passenger lines of the network LeNord FERROVIENORD (Milan branch) and the Milan Passante Railway.

Operations

The depot and social workshops for running and corrective maintenance for the Milan branch of the company are located in Novate Milanese, 8 km (5.0 mi) from Milan on the Milan–Saronno railway. For the Brescia branch, they are in Iseo. A further storage/workshop area is currently being developed at a former military installation, in the locality of Camnago in Lentate sul Seveso.

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This article is based upon a translation from the Italian language version as at February 2011.