One year of Metro C ScpA – work completed and results obtained
The Multifunctional Shaft 3.3: on 18 February the gardens in Via Sannio reopened to the public.
The 3.3 Multifunctional Shaft is located between the Amba Aradam/Ipponio and San Giovanni stations, in a garden area adjacent to the historic district market in Via Sannio, on the Piazzale Appio side.
On 18 February 2021 the area of the new Via Sannio gardens, 9,000 square metres close to the Aurelian walls, was opened to the public. A completely renovated and redeveloped space a stone’s throw from the Basilica and the Line C station of San Giovanni. The redevelopment of the garden is the result of a synergy between Roma Capitale, Special Archeological, Fine Arts and Landscape Superintendence of Rome, Metro C ScpA and Roma Metropolitane. The Superintendency felt that the landscaping of the area should be an opportunity to recount some of the archaeological discoveries made during the excavations. It therefore requested that the dimensions of the wall structures and the traces of the river be reproduced on the ground without reconstructions but with materials suitable for the arrangement of a public park.
The Multifunctional Shaft 3.3
On June 18 2021, Metro C ScpA handed over to Roma Capitale the Multifunctional Shaft named 3.3, located in the Via Sannio Gardens, for pre-operation paid by ATAC. The shaft is located between the Amba Aradam/Ipponio and San Giovanni stations, in the gardens adjacent to the historic district market in Via Sannio. Activation of Shaft 3.3 will allow the optimal configuration of the San Giovanni terminus to be achieved. Thanks to the addition of four new switches, Line C trains in operation will be able to switch from one track to the other quickly and efficiently, simplifying and speeding up the so-called “turnaround queue” of trains. Shaft 3.3 is the terminal of the fourth functional phase of the entire Montecompatri-Pantano – San Giovanni line (Shaft 3.3) and is the first shaft built on the T3 San Giovanni – Fori Imperiali section. The structure integrates with the surface arrangement of the gardens in harmony with the surrounding context.
Services Conference for the approval of the final design of the functional sub-section Venezia– Fori Imperiali/Colosseum of Line C
On August 03, 2021, the Services Conference approving the Final Design of the Colosseum/Fori Imperiali-Venezia section of Line C of the Rome Metro ended. The expressed requirements will be incorporated and developed in the executive project, whose elaboration will begin after the approval of the financing necessary for the realization of the works.
The final design of the Venezia station, together with that of the entire T2 section, was suspended by Roma Metropolitane in March 2010, following the results of the Phase 1 archaeological surveys. Between 2013 and 2014, following the partial restart of the design for the Venezia station only, Metro C ScpA prepared two different versions of the final design. The new approved Final Project is the result of integrations and modifications deriving from further specific needs and objectives identified in January 2020 by the various public entities involved:
- the study of arrangements for an adequate interface with the future Clodio/Mazzini-Venezia stretch;
- the study of suitable design solutions in order to guarantee Venezia Station as an interchange with the future D line;
- the construction of underground links with Palazzo Venezia and the Vittoriano, with the aim of connecting the station with the two architectural and museum complexes;
- the planning of a museum display, inside the station, of the archaeological complexes and artefacts already discovered and those that will emerge in the full excavation planned for the station. An entire level of the station is dedicated to this purpose.
- the extension of the excavation of Hadrian’s Atheneum and the construction of an underground connection tunnel between the Atheneum and the archaeological area of the Basilica Ulpia and Trajan’s Column.
The new project, with the requested integrations and modifications, was drafted and delivered by Metro C ScpA in May 2020 and, in January 2021, forwarded by the Mobility and Transport Department of Roma Capitale to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility for funding application.