Rome has 2 projects of metro lines
(C and D). The line C project consists in
a 39 kilometers line with 42 stops, linking
the north west (Tor di Quinto-Vigna
Clara) and the south west (University
Comprensorio of Tor Vergata) and also
serving the historical city center.
section of this line is about to be fully
approved. The project which is 25 kilometers
long and serves 30 stops, is planned to
be in service in 2010 for a total investment
cost of €2.900bn.
Italian State will cover
70% of the cost for the first phase, the
remaining costs will be borne by Lazio
region and Rome municipality.
The trains will carry 1200 people of
which 250 seated. The automation
will lead to high commercial speed of
30 km/h combined with an excellent
regularity, and a high frequency with a
minimal interval of 90s, providing capacity
of 40.000 passengers per hour.
Rome is also preparing to host next UITP
congress in June (see agenda), providing
an excellent opportunity to present the
various initiatives in public transport and
urban mobility: trolleys using batteries in
historical protected zone, central area with
restricted access and electronic monitoring,
biggest European fleet of electric buses…