Cumana Line of Naples
The Cumana of Naples is a regional railway line which is part of the public transport system of the metropolitan area of Naples, Italy. Managed by the Volturno Autonomous Body (EAV), connects the center of Naples, starting from the Montesanto station, with the western area of the city and continues up to Torregaveta, passing through various locations in the Phlegraean area.
The things you need to know about Cumana
- Cumana hours are not always the same. In summer, summer time applies, while in winter, winter time applies
- Unfortunately the Cumana trains are not always on time and suffer from cancellations
- The ticket must be purchased before entering the station when passing the turnstiles
- The ticket must be stamped or activated at the turnstiles, but they are not present in all stations
- Tickets cannot be purchased on board
- The service is managed by EAV so ANM tickets cannot be used
- You can enter with the contactless ticket via TapIn and TapOut (Bancomat, Mastercard, Visa)
- You can buy a digital ticket via the GoEav App
- Trains are often very crowded
Hours of the Cumana
|Station||Opening Hours||Closing time|
|Corso V. Emanuele||-||22:45|
How Contactless tickets work and why you need to pay attention to TapIn and TapOut
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 swiped at the reader both at the entrance both at the exit, often the exit one is usually present near the turnstiles before leaving.
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.
What are the stops
- Corso Vittorio Emanuele
- Happy Arch
The history of the Cumana of Naples
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.