Funding agreed for light rail and metro projects in Rome

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€456 million for new LRV, light rail routes and extension of Line C.

Rome City Council has approved a funding agreement with the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility totaling €456 million for public transport projects in the Italian capital.

Of the total, €184 million will go towards the construction of a new light rail line to Palmiro Togliatti station, located on the Rome – Pescara line to the east of the city centre.

The financing agreement also provides EUR 159 million for the purchase of 40 new light rail vehicles and EUR 23.5 million for the construction of a new light rail line from Vöran to Tiburtina.

A total of 90 million euros has been made available for the extension of the underground line C in Rome from San Giovanni to Piazza Venezia. This will finance the construction of two connecting tunnels between the ongoing tunnels of the T3 section in the Fori Imperali area and the purchase of six new trains. It will also support the works to modernize 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 entire government for the valuable work that has enabled us to reach these agreements, which we will pursue with the utmost commitment and speed,” says the Mayor of Rome, Mr. Roberto Gualtieri.

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

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