Venice People Mover
Modern elevated shuttle trains connect Venice's
historic center with the Marittima cruise terminals and the Tronchetto
ABOVE: A Venice People Mover train exits one of
the system's three elevated stations. INSET BELOW: A station wall mural and entrance sign
at Pthe iazzale Roma.
People Mover elevated shuttle trains offer quick (and
wheelchair-accessible) connections between three points on the edge of the
city's historic center:
The Piazzale Roma, where
locals and visitors arrive in the city by public bus,
taxi, or car.
cruise basin, where passengers for large ships often check in before being
bused to mainland ports such as Marghera, Fusina, and Chioggia. (Caveat: The
Marittima station is located just outside the Marittima port entrance, which
means that passengers need to walk to or from the cruise facilities.)
parking island, which has indoor and outdoor parking for thousands of cars
and is also the arrival point for most tour buses.
People Mover is a cable-operated train system that's similar to the automated
trams in many large airports.
In this article, we'll tell you how to use the People Mover, and
we'll show you captioned photos and videos so you'll know what to expect.
How to ride the People Mover
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