METRO C: A MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT HAS ITS OWN BLOG
More than 25 kilometres of total length, with 30 stations extending from the terminus in Pantano, in the Municipality of Monte Compatri, all the way to Rome’s Prati neighbourhood near Piazzale Clodio: these are some of the numbers characterising the Line C project.
21 stations already completed, one being completed, and 2 under construction; more than 19 km of built tunnels: these are just some of the numbers characterising Line C today, as regards the segment currently financed.
Let’s discover together this new high-tech line, Rome’s first line to be completely driverless.
The Line currently links Rome’s eastern quadrant with the Lodi station, located on Via La Spezia in the San Giovanni neighbourhood. Works are currently in progress to complete the San Giovanni station, which, once in operation, will link Line C to Line A. The works for the Amba Aradam/Ipponio and Fori Imperiali stations, on the other hand, are in the performance phase; the latter station will connect Line C to Line B – an essential milestone for the city, and for creating a true network.
This blog aims to be a space to discuss the infrastructure’s unique aspects, clarify some crucial points, and spread the news on the works in progress.
It will provide an opportunity to deal with complex subjects, such as the costs of the work, which today shows an average cost per kilometre, including the supply of rolling stock, of € 138 million – a figure that rises to € 163 million for the sections underground. These figures are in line with the costs for similar infrastructures built in Europe – which often, however, do not include the supply of rolling stock.
Above all, it is a place for serious, precise talk about an infrastructure that currently transports 50 thousand passengers a day, and that when fully operational will be able to carry more than 600 thousand people – in other words, improving quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people in our city.