Rome prepares to open Metro C station at S. Giovanni

Metro C works conclude in Piazzale Appio after six years.

The large-scale construction works in Rome's Piazzale Appio have come to an end after six years, as the city prepares to open the Metro C station in S. Giovanni.
Rome mayor Virginia Raggi described the removal of the Metro C construction site, located just outside the Aurelian walls at the start of Via Appia Nuova, as "another small step towards normality."
No formal date has been announced for the opening of S. Giovanni's Metro C station although it is expected to become operational at some stage this autumn.
The station is seen as crucial to the capital’s overall underground network as it will connect the driverless 18-km Metro C line with Metro A and the central Termini station.
The ultra-modern S. Giovanni station will display dozens of ancient Roman archaeological finds whose discovery was partially responsible for delaying the troubled Metro C project which has been beset with difficulties since it began in 1990.