Rome's mayor proposes new tramline
A new tramline between Termini station and Trastevere is one of a number of transport initiatives being proposed by Rome's mayor Ignazio Marino, subject to funding from CIPE, Italy's interministerial committee for economic planning.
Marino's plan centres around a major upgrade of Piazza dei Cinquecento in front of Termini station which, in addition to hosting the terminal of the new Tram 1, would involve the reorganisation of taxi ranks and bus stops and the introduction of cycling lanes.
The scheme would take 18 months to complete following the release of the already-sanctioned €15 million funding from CIPE.
Marino says that most of the infrastructure for the new tramline is already in place and just needs upgrading works on the existing tracks. The route would pass along Viale Manzoni, Via Labicana, Viale Aventino, Via Marmorata, and across the Tiber to Trastevere.