As of early July, commuters and beachgoers on the Roma Lido line, running from Ostiense Station to the Ostia waterfront, will have cooler ride as the first of a planned six new air conditioned trains comes into service. The train is a slightly modified version of the model currently in service on the metro line A, with intercommunicating carriages, video monitors, security cameras and air conditioning.
Capable of carrying over 1.300 passengers at a time, the addition of the new train will bring the interval between trains down from 8 to 7.5 minutes. Metro operator Met.ro Spa hopes to have five more of these trains on the Roma Lido line by the end of the year bringing the wait down to 5 minutes or less. Carrying over 90,000 passengers per day, the Roma Lido line has until now counted some of the oldest trains in service in Rome