Financing agreement for Rome tram and metro projects

456 million euros for new VLRs, light metro lines and the extension of line C.

The ROME City Council has approved a funding agreement with the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility which foresees a total of 456 million euros for public transport projects in the Italian capital.

Of this total, 184 million euros are allocated to the construction of a new light metro line to Palmiro Togliatti station, located on the Rome – Pescara line to the east of the city centre.

The financing agreement also includes 159 million euros to finance the purchase of 40 new VLRs and 23.5 million euros for the construction of a new light metro line from Verano to Tiburtina.

A total of 90 million euros has been allocated for the extension of line C of Rome’s metro from San Giovanni to Piazza Venezia. This will finance the construction of two connecting tunnels between the rolling tunnels of section T3 in the Fori Imperali area and the purchase of six new trains. It will also support work to upgrade the interchange between Line C and Line A in San Giovanni to meet the latest fire safety regulations.

“I thank Minister Enrico Giovannini and the whole government for the valuable work with which we have concluded these agreements, which we will follow with the utmost commitment and speed”, said the Mayor of Rome, Mr Roberto Gualtieri.

“We are taking a fundamental step to finally provide Rome with a public transport network on a par with a major European capital. We want to achieve a true transport revolution, reduce distances between neighborhoods, make life easier for the citizens of Rome and make our city greener and more sustainable, with fewer cars and less pollution.

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Jose P. Rogers