Object of the tender
The international tender to assign the activities for the construction of Line C of the Rome Underground was published on 15 February 2005.
The object of the assignment had been divided into two parts:
- Construction design, performance and supervision of works for Sections T4 and T5, as well as the supply of the rolling stock needed to operate these sections.
- Final and construction design, performance and supervision of works for the archaeological digs and investigations needed to draw up the final design of Sections T2, T3, T6a, and T7, and Graniti depot, as well as the final design of the entire line’s automation system.
- Final design of the compensatory and supplementary works for Sections T2, T3, T5, and T7, as well as the construction design, the performance, and supervision of the compensatory works for Sections T3 and T5.
- Construction design, performance and supervision of the works for Section T3, as well as the supply of the rolling stock needed to operate that section.
- Construction design, performance and supervision of works for Section T2 and of the supplementary and compensatory works for the section, as well as the supply of the rolling stock needed to operate that section.
- Construction design, performance and supervision of works for Section T6a and the supply of the rolling stock needed to operate that section.
- Construction design, performance and supervision of works for Section T7 and the Graniti depot, of the supplementary and compensatory works for the section, as well as the supply of the rolling stock needed to operate that section.
28 February 2006: the joint venture wins the tender.
3 April 2006: the Special Purpose Vehicle Metro C S.c.p.A. is incorporated, succeeding the winning joint venture.
13 April 2006: the Activity Start Order is issued.
16 May 2006: the first archaeological work sites open to perform investigations on the entire route of the new Underground Line.
10 October 2006: the Scientific Technical Committee, a multidisciplinary body charged with protecting and safeguarding historic buildings and monuments during the design and construction phases, is set up.
12 October 2006: the contract between Roma Metropolitane and Metro C S.c.p.A. is executed.
8 March 2007: the first two TBMs (Tunnel Boring Machines), which will start the Giardinetti excavation (Torrenova TBM entrance shaft), are purchased.
April – May 2007: opening of first work sites: Malatesta, Pigneto and Lodi, San Giovanni.
22 July 2010: the Italian government’s interministerial economic programming committee (“CIPE”) completes the approval and financing process for Section T3, with significant prescriptions and recommendations to be adopted within the construction design pending registration with Corte dei Conti (court of audit).
October and November 2010: the first trains for Line C arrive at Graniti depot.
10 February 2011: the approval decision by CIPE of Section T3 is registered with Corte dei Conti.
4 March 2011: subsequent publication of decision in Gazzetta Ufficiale.
June 2011: the excavation of the tunnels for the Giardinetti–San Giovanni segment is completed.
19 October 2011: Metro C transmits for approval, to Roma Metropolitane, the Construction Design for Section T3.
15 December 2013: Metro C hands over to ATAC (the company that manages the Underground’s operation), for the necessary pre-operation by the Operator, the first Line C segment, from Monte Compatri/Pantano to Parco di Centocelle, also including the Graniti Workshop Depot (an area of 217,000 m2), accommodating the entire fleet of rolling stock, and where the Central Train Dispatchers’ Office, the place tasked with the remote operation and control of the entire line, is located.
09 November 2014: the first functional section of Line C, between Monte Compatri/Pantano and Parco di Centocelle, opens to the public.
11 May 2015: the second functional section, from the Parco di Centocelle station to the Lodi station, extending underground for about 5.4 km and with 6 new stations, is handed over to ATAC for the necessary pre-operation by the Operator.
29 June 2015: the second functional section of Line C, from Monte Compatri/Pantano to Lodi, also opens to the public.
San Giovanni station, open to public starting 12 May 2018, plays a strategic role as an essential interchahge with Line A.
At present, the works have been ordered only up to the Fori Imperiali station, and Metro C was asked for a final design limited to an extension of the line up to the Venezia station, delivered to Roma Metropolitane in December 2014.
The design activities for the Piazza Venezia/Clodio-Mazzini section were suspended at the order of Roma Metropolitane starting 11 March 2010.