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Tuesday 27 October 2020
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The subways, little trains and trains of Rome. Timetables, tickets and other information.

It would not seem that Rome has a large amount of rail lines, but it is often the proverbial laziness of us Romans that prevents the use of what we have available (ok, sometimes it is also the fault of the inefficiency of public transport).

For maps, routes and stops see the link at the bottom.


Let's start with the subways. They are managed by ATAC.

Metro A (MEA).
Almost entirely underground, except for a very short stretch between the Lepanto and Flaminio stops (to cross the Tiber). Begun in 1963, it entered service on February 16, 1980, on the Ottaviano-Anagnina section. On May 29, 1999 the Valle Aurelia-Ottaviano section entered service. On 1 January 2000 the remaining Battistini-Valle Aurelia section.
Along line A there are about 290 trips a day from each terminus.
The frequency during peak hours is a train every 3 minutes (up to 10 minutes).
It is estimated that it carries more than 450,000 passengers every day.

Timetables:
- Sunday to Thursday 5:30 - 23:30
- Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 1:30

Metro B (MEB) and B1 (MEB1).
It was the first subway in Italy. Begun in the thirties, it was suspended due to the Second World War. The works resumed in 1948, it entered service on February 9, 1955, on the Termini-Laurentina section. In 1990 the Termini-Rebibbia section entered service. In 2005, work began on the Bologna-Jonio extension, which ended in 2015.
Along line B there are about 300 trips a day from each terminus.
The frequency during peak hours is a train every 3 minutes (up to 10/15 minutes).
It is estimated to carry more than 345,000 passengers every day.

Timetables:
- Sunday to Thursday 5:30 - 23:30
- Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 1:30

Metro C (MEC).
Under construction since 2007. The Monte Compatri-Parco di Centocelle section came into operation on November 9, 2014. The Parco di Centocelle-Lodi section on June 29, 201. The Lodi-San Giovanni section on May 12, 2018. Convoys have no drivers on board but are controlled and guided by an automatic system.

Timetables:
- Sunday to Thursday 5:30 - 23:30
- Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 1:30


ATAC also operates three railway lines.

Rome-Lido (RL).
Inaugurated in 1924, it connects the Ostiense district with the districts of Ostia.
There are about 86 trips from each terminus (much less holidays).
It carries an average of 55,000 passengers per day.
The frequency should be one train every 10 minutes; but beware: it is considered one of the worst railway lines in Italy.

Winter opening hours:
- from Sunday to Friday 5:40 am - 11:30 pm (from Piramide)
- Saturday 5:40 - 00:00 (from Piramide)
- from Sunday to Friday 5:18 - 23:23 (from Cristoforo Colombo)
- Saturday 5:18 - 23:53 (from Cristoforo Colombo)
Summer hours (June - September):
- Monday to Friday 5:08 am - 11:30 pm (from Piramide)
- Saturday 5:08 - 00:00 (from Piramide)
- Sunday 5:30 - 23:30 (from Piramide)
- Monday to Friday 5:15 am - 11:30 pm (from Cristoforo Colombo)
- Saturday 5:15 - 00:00 (from Cristoforo Colombo)
- Sunday 5:30 - 23:30 (from Cristoforo Colombo)

Rome-Centocelle.
Narrow gauge railway, led from Termini to Giardinetti. With the introduction of Metro C it was limited to Centocelle.
The frequency is generally 7 minutes from 6 to 20, 10 minutes in the other time slots.

Timetables:
5:00 - 22:30

Rome-Civita Castellana-Viterbo.
Also known as North Rome, it connects Piazzale Flaminio with Viterbo. Opened in 1932.
In the Flaminio-Montebello section, urban service runs every 10/15 minutes. Sacrofano station is also included in the urban rate, but only the extra-urban trains stop there.
Speaking of frequency ... know that it is considered the second worst railway line in Italy (immediately after the Rome-Lido).

Timetables:
- from Monday to Saturday 5:25 - 22:40 (from Flaminio)
- Sunday 5:50 am - 10:10 pm (from Flaminio)
- Monday to Saturday 5:55 am - 11:10 pm (from Montebello)
- Sunday 6:18 - 22:38 (from Montebello)


Finally we have the lines managed by TRENITALIA.

- Fiumicino Airport - Orte (FL1)
- Rome Tiburtina - Tivoli (FL2)
- Rome Tiburtina - Viterbo (FL3)
- Rome Termini - Velletri - Albano Laziale - Frascati (FL4)
- Rome Termini - Civitavecchia (FL5)
- Rome Termini - Cassino (FL6)
- Rome Termini - Formia - Gaeta (FL7)
- Rome Termini - Nettuno (FL8)
- Leonardo Express (LE)


The abbreviation FL means "Lazio Railways".
For timetables and other information for these lines you can consult the TRENITALIA website.


Travel tickets.

Rome Metrebus system.

Tickets and passes for the Rome Metrebus system allow you to travel within the territory of Roma Capitale:
- on buses, trams and trolley buses;
- on Cotral buses, urban section;
- on the subways;
- on the Rome-Lido, Rome-Viterbo, Rome-Centocello / Giardinetti regional railways;
- on the Trenitalia FL regional trains (urban routes only).

- BIT 1.5 โ‚ฌ (valid 100 minutes from the first stamping and for a single ride on metro A and B without leaving the turnstiles, or A and C when exiting the turnstiles)
- PERSONAL MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION โ‚ฌ 35 (or about โ‚ฌ 0.80 per trip, if you make two trips a day excluding Saturday and Sunday)
- IMPERSONAL MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION 53 โ‚ฌ (or about 1.20 โ‚ฌ per trip, if you make two trips a day excluding Saturday and Sunday)
- ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION 250 โ‚ฌ (or about 0.50 โ‚ฌ per trip, if you make two trips a day except Saturday and Sunday)
- ROME 24H โ‚ฌ 7 (valid 24 hours from the first stamping, convenient if more than 4 trips are planned in a day)
- ROME 48H 12.50 โ‚ฌ (valid for 48 hours from the first stamping, convenient if more than 8 trips are planned in two days)
- ROME 72H โ‚ฌ 18 (valid for 72 hours from the first stamping, convenient if more than 12 trips are planned in three days)
- CIS โ‚ฌ 24 (valid 7 days from the first stamping, convenient if more than 16 trips are planned in seven days)
- Concessions and gratuities are provided for age, income, categories and family status

Metrebus Lazio system.

Allows you to travel within the Region.
The territory is divided into 6 zones centered on Rome Capital, named with letters from A to F (zone A corresponds to the area covered by the Rome Metrebus).
The subscription amount is related to the number of zones purchased.

Trenitalia.

- TICKET โ‚ฌ 1: to travel on the trains of the FL lines (urban routes only) Valid for 90 minutes (once the validity of the ticket expires, you can continue the journey to the first stop station).
- LEONARDO EXPRESS โ‚ฌ 14: practical but perhaps a little expensive.
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