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Old April 22nd, 2010, 12:28 PM
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According to an article in today's La Nuova, the People Mover is open and running between Piazzale Roma and the ferry terminal at Tronchetto. According to the article, very few people are using it so far. They attribute this partly to lack of publicity, and partly to the lack of tourists due to the flight shutdowns in the past week.

http://nuovavenezia.gelocal.it/detta...intimi/1951515
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Now, if I was only going to Venice. . .only home a month and already I dream of going back!

I guess it's time to start planning the next trip.

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According to an article in today's La Nuova, the People Mover is open and running between Piazzale Roma and the ferry terminal at Tronchetto. According to the article, very few people are using it so far. They attribute this partly to lack of publicity, and partly to the lack of tourists due to the flight shutdowns in the past week.

http://nuovavenezia.gelocal.it/detta...intimi/1951515
Thanks euro cruiser. I cannot find an "English" translation button on that web site - I'm assuming the Marittima Cruise Terminal stop is not open yet?

I'm sure they will have more people using it once the Marittima stop is open, especially during the Spring/Summer/Fall seasons. Keeping my fingers crossed for September
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Since most of the cruise ships ar still on their way to Venice for the summer, it is no wonder there are no passengers on this thing...

Must say, in a lot of other threads there were speculations when it would be finished, it was completed sooner than many thought. I suppose people still cannot believe it is finished
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I too could not find a translation of the PeopleMover article. I am sailing Insignia and will be in Venice June5,6. How would this transportation be used for cruise ship passengers? Ship to Piaz.Roma? What other stops?
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I too could not find a translation of the PeopleMover article. I am sailing Insignia and will be in Venice June5,6. How would this transportation be used for cruise ship passengers? Ship to Piaz.Roma? What other stops?
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Unfortunately, this is an Italian newspaper and they don't provide an English language version.

It's not really functional for cruise ship passengers yet, as the stop at the cruise ship terminal is still under construction, and no date has been set (at least as far as I have read) for its completion. Currently there are only two stops, Piazzale Roma and Tronchetto.

Other posters have suggested taking the People Mover to Tronchetto, then walking back across the bridge to the cruise ship terminal as an alternative to walking the entire way from Piazzale Roma to the cruise port. As I have not done this I can't comment on the ease of one option vs. the other, but perhaps someone with experience will post.
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We will be in Venice on May 21st, sailing on the 22nd. We will report our findings. We are planning on taking the RCCL shuttle from Piazzale Roma to the ship since we are staying at the Papadopoli Venezia.
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We will be in Venice on May 21st, sailing on the 22nd. We will report our findings. We are planning on taking the RCCL shuttle from Piazzale Roma to the ship since we are staying at the Papadopoli Venezia.
We'll be getting on when you get off! Too bad you weren't going a little sooner I'm very curious about taking the People Mover to Tronchetto and whether it's worth it. We plan on taking the ATVO bus straight from Marco Polo to Piazzale Roma. What we'll do from there...who knows?
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Thanks for the update & English version of same.

From Google maps it does not appear to be a difficult walk from the cruise ship dock to Tronchetto. No major “up or downs”, but would love to get someone to confirm that.
How easy / difficult is it with wheeled luggage?

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I have posted a question on the Trip Adviser Venice board to ask about the walk from the Tronchetto People mover stop back to the cruise area. I cannot picture it in my mind so hopefully a local Venetian will answer.
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I have posted a question on the Trip Adviser Venice board to ask about the walk from the Tronchetto People mover stop back to the cruise area. I cannot picture it in my mind so hopefully a local Venetian will answer.
You can see it on Google Earth Street View
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I'll have to look on the Google earth site but the Venice Destination Expert from Trip Adviser said she didn't think walking with luggage was an option from Tronchetto.
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According to an article in today's La Nuova, the People Mover is open and running between Piazzale Roma and the ferry terminal at Tronchetto. According to the article, very few people are using it so far. They attribute this partly to lack of publicity, and partly to the lack of tourists due to the flight shutdowns in the past week.

http://nuovavenezia.gelocal.it/detta...intimi/1951515

In English...rough translation:

People Mover, after the party uses it in a few intimate
Without advertising and without guidance, the first day of travel semidesertiper funicular Venetian
VENICE back and forth to sixteen hours practically empty. Hailed as a leap into the future transport Venetians, as tomorrow becomes today and a lot of other things, the People Mover has collapsed the day after his inauguration becoming a semi-deserted train that made up and down between Piazzale Roma and the Section with four people on board every half 'now, just to make it large.

Without advertising and without slogans, the funicular has been ignored by the Venetians and was not considered by tourists, despite having to stop at Tronchetto proporizioni a terminal. Can not miss it, but you can not even understand what it is, since directions are vague and handled by a sheet of A4 paper hung below the sign: People Mover, to Piazzale Roma, 1 euro.

ACTV away from the landing, and also far enough away from the square of the tourist buses New Island, the supersonic train has patiently waited all day, but apart from a couple of Poles who did not know even where it was, a family of Italian tourists, the staff of ASM, which controlled the track and a few curious Venetian, uploaded little or nothing.

His detractors gloating. Useless. Before you say if you need or need not, however, would be nice to know there. Instead, the People Mover at the level of image does not exist. It is not - yet - advertised the jetties, or on the deck of Liberty. Were not distributed leaflets in hotels nor are planned billboards on the street. The foreign tour operators do not even know what it is. The Venetians who know little more but only because Monday was free, cut the ribbon was half junta headed by the mayor and Orsoni, with a little 'luck, one could take home a postcard of the People Mover with photo Graziano Arici.

Monday saw him one even if not wanted, because before the input Piazzale Roma was pushed all journalists, photographers and curious. Yesterday, the train barely discernible, partly 'because the departure is hidden between the Hall and the Garage San Marco and a bit' because the poster is displayed at the entrance rather cryptic. People Mover reads. End. It does not explain where it is directed, nor how much it costs, nor with that time. So yesterday was not whether the yarn is no even if ASM was still celebrating the inauguration of the i data: 2,800 departures with an average of 260 flights per hour despite the blockade and the non-arrival of thousands of tourists.
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I looked on Google and the issue is always the amount of luggage that people have and crossing the bridge between Isola de Tronchetto and the Maritime area. I do not like the bridges in Venice with luggage.
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The Google map view is very deceiving. Take a look at the bridge between Piazzale Roma and the train station. It LOOKS like it is a straight bridge when in FACT it is a hump back bridge where you walk up to the top and then over the top and down the other side.
I would need a report from the ground as to the type of bridge it is and how easy it would be to pull luggage over it.
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Most Cruiselines will have a free shuttle from Piazzale Roma to the ship the day of the cruise, look for the ship name in the front window, this has been reported by many cruisers and I will find out first hand in 4 weeks.
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