History of the project


1986 - 1987 Preliminary and feasibility studies, analysis of costs and implementation methods and of the financial coverage, and confirmation of the project technical-economic validity for the light automatic underground - line 1.

Conference held by the Municipality of Brescia titled: "Metrobus for the city of the nineties".

Drafting Technical specifications and the special Tender specifications.

1988 - 1991 Tender amongst five consortia of internationally qualified companies with the delivery of projects for technical adequacy analysis.

Completion, by a special Commission, of the technical evaluation of the projects received and choice of the two projects allowed to the economic quotation stage phase.

1992 - 1995 Signing of a memorandum of agreement with the institutions concerned with the line extension in Valtrompia.

Submission of the request of a state funding under law 211/92.

Assignment of a capital account state contribution from CIPE of 165 billion Lire.

1996 - 1997 Cancellation of the tender due to corporate changes of the two remaining consortia in the tender not compatible with the bid contract legislation and consequent request for an extension to the Ministry of Transport for the presentation of a new project.

Protocol of agreement between the Lombardia Region, Province of Brescia, Municipality of Brescia and ASM for the creation of a rapid transportation system: Light Automatic Underground – 1st functional stretch Concesio-S. Eufemia.

Study Conference held by the Municipality of Brescia on "Public transport in Brescia: comparisons and options" where the choice of a fully automated light underground system is reconfirmed.

Drafting of a new preliminary draft and forwarding of the same to the Superior Council of Public Works to obtain the authorization – which was subsequently granted - to hold a new tender through competitive contract tendering.

1999 – 2000 Deliberation of the CIPE (Comitato Interministeriale per la Programmazione Economica - Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning) that nationally increased the capital account financial subsidies up to a share of 60 % of the originally planned cost, with consequent rising of the financing already granted to the Brescia Metrobus from 165 to 414 billion Lire.

Favorable opinion of the Interministerial Commission 1042/69 on the feasibility of Concesio- S.Eufemia stretch.

Request and achievement of additional funding for the extension of the line toward the future Sanpolino district for 59 billion Lire.

Publication of the international call for the design, implementation, biannual technical management and the seven-year maintenance of the works and subsequent invitation to make the offer directed to the four teams that qualified for participation.

2001 - 2003 Establishment of Brescia Mobilità that replaced ASM as contracting station.

Examination of suitability by the special tender commission of the offer presented by only one of the invited teams formed by Ansaldo Trasporti Sistemi Ferroviari, Astaldi, AnsaldoBreda and Necso Entrecanales Cubiertas and award of the contract competition to the team itself. The offered transport system is substantially identical to that being completed in Copenhagen.

Environmental Impact Assessment procedure.

Technical-economic adjustment of the winning project of the contract competition based on the results of the VIA and favorable environmental compatibility by the Lombardia Region. The appropriate design involves the construction of the First Functional Batch Prealpino-S.Eufemia.

Approval of the new project and the related costs by the Municipality of Brescia, the Lombardia Region, which confirmed the funding of EUR 72 million, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, which confirmed the state financing of 244 million Euro by unifying the two previous funding granted by CIPE.

Contract with the winner team of the tender and beginning of the work of the Metrobus.

Tender for the Project & Construction Management service (Control of the Project and Works Management) with award of the contract in favor of the team formed by Metropolitana Milanese (MI), Systra (RM) and Cantarelli Moro & Partners (BS).  Conclusion of the contract and beginning of P&CM activities.

2004 - 2006 Update of the project in the execution phase with regard to the stations architecture, along the lines of those of the Copenhagen system with optimization of the path.

Inclusion of the Metrobus in the 1st program of strategic infrastructure of prominent national interest of the so-called “Legge Obiettivo”.

Requested and obtained a non-repayable financing, within the meaning of the so-called “Legge Obiettivo”, for an amount of EUR 40 million to cover the greater costs arising from the update of the project above as well as other improvements identified during the executive design.

The project acquired the state financing within the meaning of Law 211/92 on undergrounds (and of objective law 443/01) and regional within the meaning of the Regional Law no. 13, after having been inserted in the planning instruments and having obtained the necessary approvals from the competent bodies. The Municipality of Brescia is the other administration financing of the work. Brescia Mobilità, S.p.A., was the project owner of the work. From 1st January 2012, due to a
further demerger, the commissioning of the works shifted to the company Brescia Infrastrutture srl, of the Municipality of Brescia.
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