Unlike many other European metropolises, in Naples the differentiation of routes and companies has complicated the creation of contactless payment via credit and debit cards, as the cost of the trip varies according to the distance traveled (divided into bands).
To overcome this problem, TAPin and TAPout have been introduced, i.e. the payment card must be passed to the reader both at the entrance. both at the exit, often that of the exit is usually present near the turnstiles before the exit.
The system will thus automatically calculate the appropriate figure based on the exit band, while in case of missed TAPout will charge the highest amount for the entire route.
La Cumana railway of Naples it is one of the main public transport routes in the Phlegraean area. Inaugurated in 1892, it was actually already in service since 1889.
Established as a steam railway, with the intent of providing an economic rail transport linking Naples and Torregaveta via Pozzuoli and Cuma, it was finally electrified in the 1927.
During the construction of the Mostra d'Oltremare (1936 - 1940) its track in the fuorigrotta area was modified with the burying of the tracks and the construction of the tunnel up to "Mostra", works that were carried out in 1938 when the "Società per the Neapolitan Railways ”was replaced by SEPSA (Society for the Exercise of Public Services Anonymous).
During the 2005 work began on the rebuilding of the Montesanto station, then completed in 2008.
The Cumana is connected, through the Montesanto terminus, both with the Funicolare that with the Subway 2 Line with Montesanto station a short distance away.