Italy

Bari
Bergamo

Brescia

Cagliari
Campodolcino

Catania
Domodossola
Florence (Firenze)
Genoa
Lanciano
Messina
Milan
Modena
Naples
Ogliari Ranco
Padova
Perugia
Rome
Sassari
Soprabolzano (Oberbozen) (Rittnerbahn)
Turin
Trento-Male
Trieste

Planned and Under Construction

Aquila
Bologna
Bolzano
Latina
Modena
Monza
Palermo
Parma
Polignano
Rimini
Salerno
Savona
Val Gardena
Venice
Verona

Rome
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 bus operator.
 


Metro photo courtesy
Magnus Stomfelt

Line B Arriving
Rome's metro is known for  the dazzling colors displayed during the summer to attract other metros during breeding season.

Metro

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 subway.

A 17.8 km light rail line from Pantano is being converted to full metro status (
Line C). An underground extension will bring the line to 30 km and 35 stations.

Also in the planning stages is the elusive metro
Line D.



Mass Transport
MAPPA METRO
Rome Transport Guide
COTRAL railfans page
Rome metro
photogallery from Metroplanet
COTRAL official home page
A clean Rome metro car
Photo from Tram Picturebook
Map of metro and tramway routes
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 intermediate stage between old and new - a SOCIMI low-floor tram built in 1990.
Tramway

The city operates six tram routes, operating over 48.1km, 36km of which is double-track.

Tramways and Metro
Home Page
Rome and It's Tramways
Inauguration 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)
Tramvie Roma
History of tram-sport in Rome - lots of old photos, all in Italian

Interurban

Roma has four interurban style commuter lines.
MR600
The
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 and is expectd to open in 2013. 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.

Construction photos
Photos of 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 infrequent with
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
Another
history


Two other subway-like commuter lines that deserve honorable mention is the
SRFN/COTRAL line to Viterbo, and a light rail line to Porta Maggiore..

Scontro tra tram e treno a Roma
Wondering how those trams in Rome make it through those ancient arches with such tight clearance? Easy! They don't.