Direct service will connect Civitavecchia cruise passengers with Rome.
A new express train connecting the coastal town of Civitavecchia north of Rome with the capital was announced on 12 February, as part of a major investment in railways by the Lazio Region.
The non-stop service is designed specifically for tourists who arrive on cruise ships docked at Civitavecchia and who often have a short amount of time to visit Rome.
However the news will also be welcomed by local commuters who have long complained that the Civitavecchia's Rome-bound trains depart already full of tourists.
The direct service will connect the port town with Rome's S. Pietro and Ostiense stations, and will be in operation from 1 April until 14 December.
There will be four daily trains, two in the morning in the direction of Rome and two in the afternoon heading to Civitavecchia.
The service will take about 35/40 minutes between Civitavecchia and S. Pietro (compared to the current 50/55 minutes) and 55 minutes from Civitavecchia (compared to the current 60/70 minutes).