Opening of line 2, first promotional poster

Opening of line 2, first promotional poster

Opening of line 2, second promotional poster

Opening of line 2, second promotional poster

People waiting for the subway train at Garibaldi station. The picture was taken between 1972 and 1981, since the map on the wall shows line 2 with just one branch towards East reaching Gorgonzola.

People waiting for the subway train at Garibaldi station. The picture was taken between 1972 and 1981, since the map on the wall shows line 2 with just one branch towards East reaching Gorgonzola.

The first logo proposed by Noorda in the 60's, unfortunately rejected by the Commission and soon replaced with a simpler "MM".

The first logo proposed by Noorda in the 60's, unfortunately rejected by the Commission and soon replaced with a simpler "MM".

1969 subway map showing connections with bus lines

1969 subway map showing connections with bus lines

Milan subway and suburban railways map, 2013

Milan subway and suburban railways map, 2013

Bob Noorda, the Dutch designer, posing under the San Babila station name. He designed the signage system for the subway in Milan. One of his innovations consists in repeating the name of the station every 5 metres, a feature soon adopted in several cities worldwide.

Bob Noorda, the Dutch designer, posing under the San Babila station name. He designed the signage system for the subway in Milan. One of his innovations consists in repeating the name of the station every 5 metres, a feature soon adopted in several cities worldwide.

Amendola Fiera station, line 1; hall and turnstiles, early 60's. Note the presence of the very first logo, the one with the two juxtaposed M's, soon replaced by a simpler "MM".

Amendola Fiera station, line 1; hall and turnstiles, early 60's. Note the presence of the very first logo, the one with the two juxtaposed M's, soon replaced by a simpler "MM".

San Babila station entrance, from a 70's postcard.

San Babila station entrance, from a 70's postcard.

Cascina Gobba station, line 2, circa 1970.

Cascina Gobba station, line 2, circa 1970.

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