Rome subway driver investigated after woman trapped in train doors

A Rome subway driver is currently under investigation for causing bodily harm and violating health and safety procedures after a passenger was caught in the doors of a Metro B train and dragged along...

Rome public transport strikes on 20 July

Rome commuters will be affected by several nationwide and local public transport strikes on Thursday 20 July. A 24-hour strike by Rome's public transport company ATAC is programmed from 08.30 to 17.0...

Public transport strikes in Rome on 6 July

National strikes proclaimed by public transport unions. Rome commuters will be affected by several nationwide public transport strikes on Thursday 6 July, including a 24-hour strike action. Two...

Ryanair reiterates offer to buy "restructured" Alitalia

Irish airline would invest as long as it got majority of Alitalia. Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair has reiterated its offer to buy the troubled Alitalia carrier but only if "major changes" were made...

Transport strike called off

Transport minister calls off strike on 26 June. Monday's transport strikes in both Rome and Milan have been called off by the minister for transport, Graziano Delrio. According to the ministry o...

Car-sharing at Rome's Fiumicino airport

Car2go and Enjoy offer services to and from Rome's main airport. The Car2go car-sharing system has launched a new service connecting Rome commuters with the capital's Leonardo Da Vinci airport in F...

Rome public transport strike on Monday 26 June

National strike will affect Rome buses, metro and trains. Rome commuters will be affected by a nationwide public transport strike – the second in ten days – scheduled between 08.30 and 12.30 on Mon...

Rome plans more cable cars and new tram lines

Rome transport minister launches urban plan of sustainable mobility. Two additional cable cars in Rome have been proposed by the city's transport councillor Linda Meleo as part of the capital's urb...

Nationwide transport strike called on 16 June

The strike will affect buses, metro, regional trains, air traffic and sea travel Rome's commuters will be affected by a 24-hour public transport strike on Friday 16 June, called by trade unions to...

Enjoy scooter sharing abandons Rome

Enjoy announces new Fiumicino airport service from 1 July. The Enjoy scooter sharing system is to cease operating in Rome from July, just over one year after launching in the capital. The compan...

Driverless city bus crashes in Rome's Piazza Venezia

Smart car driver hospitalised after being hit by driverless ATAC bus. Rome's public transport company ATAC has launched an internal investigation after one of its buses – minus its driver – crashed...

Low cost flights to US from Rome

Norwegian offers cheap flights from Rome to US later this year. Low-cost airline Norwegian is to offer cheap flights from Rome's Fiumicino airport to three US destinations, beginning later this yea...

Rome plans to remove horse-drawn carriages

Botticelle horses to be replaced by electric vehicles. Another attempt is being made to replace Rome's horse-drawn carriages with electric vehicles according to plans revived by the city's environm...

750 Rome bus drivers absent each day

Daily total of 1,400 absentees at Rome public transport company. An average of 750 bus and metro drivers per day are not showing up for work at Rome's public transport company ATAC, reports daily R...

Rome welcomes vintage car rally

Mille Miglia annual vintage car rally arrives in Rome on 19 May. A fleet of 450 vintage cars from 39 countries arrives in Rome on the night of Friday 19 May, in the 35th edition of the Mille Miglia...

Rome mayor wants cable car by end of term

Raggi's cable car presentation interrupted by far-right militants. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi restated her aim on 16 May to have a cable car network up and running in the west of the capital by the...

Public transport strike in Rome on 11 May

24-hour strike by ATAC and four-hour strike by Roma Tpl. A 24-hour strike by Rome's public transport company ATAC is scheduled from 08.30-17.00 and from 20.00 until end of service on Thursday 11 Ma...

Plan to combat fare dodgers on Rome buses

1,400 Atac administrative staff to be recruited as ticket inspectors. Rome plans to increase ticket controls on city buses by requiring around 1,400 administrative workers at ATAC, the capital's pu...

Roman aqueduct found during Rome's Metro C works

Archaeologists announce "sensational discovery" on Rome's Coelian hill. The unearthing of a Roman aqueduct has been announced by Rome archaeologists who describe it as a "sensational discovery of e...

Autumn opening for Rome's S. Giovanni Metro C station

S. Giovanni Metro C station to display archaeological finds when it opens in autumn. Rome commuters had a sneak preview of the new S. Giovanni station on the capital's Metro C line on 1 April, ahea...

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