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Metros in Italy - The Book


Metro logoThe capital of Italy, Rome, is one of the most ancient cities in Europe and has 3 million inhabitants.

Before line C eventually opened at the end of 2014, Rome's metro system had an X shape, with the two older lines meeting at the central railway station Termini. The construction of the first line, line B south from Termini to Laurentina began in the late 1930s to be completed for the World Exhibition in 1942 (11 km, 6 km underground), but interrupted by World War II, it only opened in 1955. Many years later, in 1990, the northeastern branch to Rebibbia was finally added (8 km, 7 km underground).

Line A between Anagnina in the south and Ottaviano in the north-west near Vatican City opened in 1980 (14.5 km, almost all underground). In 1999, the first stretch of a 4.5 km western extension was put into service (Cipro-Musei Vaticani and Valle Aurelia), with the final three stations, Baldo degli Ubaldi, Cornelia and Battistini following in 2000.

While the old light rail line to Pantano in the southeast was upgraded to metro standard between Torrenova and Pantano, the rest of line C is newly-built running underground into the city centre. The line is operated automatically with driverless trains supplied by Ansaldobreda.

Besides the Metro and the urban and suburban railways, Rome also boasts a small tram network.

 Linea A  Battistini - Anagnina 18.4 km, 27 stations

19 Feb 1980: Ottaviano - Cinecittà
11 Jun 1980: Cinecittà - Anagnina

29 May 1999:
Ottaviano - Valle Aurelia
01 Jan 2000:
Valle Aurelia - Battistini

Vittorio Emanuele © Maurits Vink Vittorio Emanuele © Maurits Vink Inside CAF train © Maurits Vink Metro A - Valle Aurelia Metro A - Ponte Tevere
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 Linea B  Rebibbia / Jonio - Laurentina 23.7 km, 26 stations

09 Feb 1955: Termini - Laurentina
1990: Marconi station added, the old EUR Marconi is renamed EUR Palasport
1990: new Garbatella replaced the old one with the same name situated 200 m further north
08 Dec 1990: Termini - Rebibbia
1997: Ponte Mammolo station added
23 Jun 2003: Quintiliani station added
13 Jun 2012: Bologna - Conca d'Oro (4 km; B1)
21 Apr 2015:
Conca d'Oro - Jonio (1.5 km; B1)

Colosseo © Maurits Vink EUR Magliana © Maurits Vink B Marconi © M. Montebello Metro B - Bologna
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 Linea C  Lodi - Monte Compatri-Pantano - 17.9 km (8.2 km on the surface), 21 stations

09 Nov 2014: Parco di Centocelle - Monte Compatri-Pantano (12.5 km)
29 June 2015: Parco di Centocelle - Lodi (5.4 km)

Linea C - Parco di Centocelle Linea C - Parco di Centocelle Linea C - Parco di Centocelle Linea C - Parco di Centocelle Linea C - inside train Metro C
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 Ferrovie Urbane - Urban Railways
 Roma - Lido

The Roma-Lido line (28.4 km) opened in 1924 to link Rome to the coastal town of Ostia. With a train every 15 minutes (10 min. during peak hours) it offers a metro-like service on a completely segregated route and with high-platform stations.

EUR Magliana © Maurits Vink Porta S. Paolo © M. Montebello Porta S. Paolo © Alex Seefeldt Lido Nord
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 Roma - Viterbo

The Roma-Viterbo line, also known as Roma-Nord, is the successor of an old interurban tram line opened in 1906 from Rome to Civita Castellana, and extended to Viterbo in 1913. The section closest to Rome was rebuilt in 1932 with a 2 km tunnnel from the present terminus Flaminio. An urban service is provided every 8 minutes on the section Flaminio - Montebello (12.7 km).

Flaminio Saxa Rubra Roma Nord Labaro
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 Roma - Giardinetti

The Roma-Giardinetti line (9 km) is the successor of a former regional narrow-gauge line to Frosinone, which was curtailed at Pantano in 1984, thus converting the line into an urban railway. The section beyond Giardinetti was taken out of service in July 2008 to allow for its definitive upgrading and incorporation into the new metro line C. The line is operated with light rail vehicles, so stations rebuilt between 2002 and 2006 on the outer section had short low-floor sections, which were only used for a few years, though.

Roma-Laziali Porta Maggiore Centocelle Pantano © Alex Seefeldt Pantano © Alex Seefeldt


Line C
With the first eastern segment finally in operation in late 2014, and Lodi reached in mid-2015, interchange with Line A will finally be available at San Giovanni in 2016.

In future stages, line C may be built underground through the city centre and via Vatican to a temporary terminus at Clodio-Mazzini. Later it may extended north from there to Grottarossa.

Line D was once planned to run north-south parallel to the existing Line B, but no dates are known for its construction.

Though not updated, view a map with these projects here.




ATAC (Official Site)

Roma Metropolitane (Metro Projects)

ATAC Infopoint Zoomable city map

fm3 - Private page on this suburban line

Metro & Urban Railways at Wikipedia.it

Metro C SPA (Official site about Line C construction)

More Rome Metro photos

CityRailways.it (Italian urban rail news)

Metro x Roma - Private initiative for more urban rail in Rome with news update



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Metros in Italy - The Book

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