Soprabolzano (Oberbozen) (Rittnerbahn)
Planned and Under Construction
metro, tramway, light rail
When in Rome, do as the Romans do - whether it means taking the metro to visit His
Holiness (remember to pick up a souvenir Papal hat) or taking the tram to that
"relaxing" little bath house at the end of town.
Metroferro Roma (Met.Ro) is the new
company which took over the rail
lines (interurban tram, metro and light rail) from CoTral (which
used to be called STEFER). Cotral continues to survive as the suburban and rural
Metro photo courtesy
Rome's metro is known for the dazzling colors displayed during the summer to attract other metros during breeding season.
Rome's II line metro totals XXXXI.II km. Opened in 1955, it has 33 stations.
Line B, which was the first to open (hmmm...),
is 19 km, 13 km of which is underground.) Line A, opened in 1980, is 14.5 km.
With the exception of a bridge over the Tevere, the line is completely in
A 17.8 km light rail line from Pantano is
being converted to full metro status (Line C) and is nearly complete. An underground extension will bring the
line to 30 km and 35 stations.
Also in the planning stages is the elusive metro
COTRAL railfans page
photogallery from Metroplanet
official home page
A clean Rome metro car
Map of metro and
Nice photo of closed station
Wikipedia page (It)
Ron on Rome has an informative and entertaining about Rome's metro and light rail lines.
The city operates six tram routes, operating over 48.1km, 36km of
which is double-track.
Tramways and Metro
and It's Tramways
of new Line 8 tramway
Railway Technology page
on Rome metro and tramways
Photos of Rome tramway
from Tram Picturebook
Trams of Roma
(and Munich, of course)
tram-sport in Rome - lots of old photos, all in Italian
Roma has four interurban style commuter lines.
Roma-Lido di Ostia commuter line
is very much like an interurban. Rolling stock is former Line B
cars. The line even shares three of it's underground stops with Line B. Sometimes
referred to as Line E, it has 12 stations and goes to town of Ostria on the beach.. It opened in 1924.
Roma Lida Railway Wikipedia page
La Ferrovia Roma-Nord has14
stations and runs from Piazzale Flaminio (underground)
to La Giustiniana.
La Ferrovia Roma-Pantano is 18 km and 17 stations. Part of the line is being transformed into
Metro Line C. The rolling stock is very much light rail-like, and
reports are that the line is being upgraded to light rail, with it's inner
terminus being placed underground and possibly even extended.
running rolling stock, 1996
Wikipedia page (It)
La Ferrovia Roma - Fiuggi
A true interurban, this line is part of the same network as La Ferrovia
Roma-Pantano. Trackage includes street running and private ROW. Service is
some sections closed down. Many fan sites list it as a museum line.
Others say it "disappeared" from the railway timetables in 1983, so perhaps
the line fell out of favor with an important local family and now the bogies
have cement wheels. Like the Pantano line, it is being integrated into Line C.
History of the line
Two other subway-like commuter lines that deserve honorable mention are the
SRFN/COTRAL line to Viterbo, and a light rail line to Porta Maggiore..
Wondering how those trams in Rome make it through those ancient arches with such tight clearance? Easy! They don't.