From 31 January 2011 until April 2012 Rome's Metro A line will close at 21.00 each evening from Sunday to Friday to facilitate the redevelopment of S. Giovanni station as it becomes an interlink between the A line and the new Metro C line.

The last Metro A train departs from Battistini and Anagnina at 21.00 while the last trains leave at 21.20 from Termini station in the direction of either terminus.

To limit the inconvenience to commuters, a shuttle bus service will be provided, whose buses MA1 and MA2 begin at 21.00 and operate until the metro's normal closing time of 23.30.

The bus service comprises 48 buses which run from the immediate vicinity of all metro stations affected except Spagna where the nearest stops are at Piazza Barberini and Porta Pinciana. The MA1 runs from the Arco di Travertino to Battistini in the north-west of Rome while the MA2 leaves from Piazzale Flaminio for Anagnina in the south-west of the city.

Commuters can get information about the new bus services at their nearest Metro A station or by consulting the Atac website www.atac.roma.it for full listings. The normal Saturday service from 05.30 to 01.30 remains unchanged.