Five weeks after Tiburtina train station was badly damaged by fire, it is likely that the fallout will cause another two months of disruption.
As many commuters return to work after their August holidays, Trenitalia has made more trains available and has modified its timetable in an effort to minimise disruption for commuters on regional trains to the capital. The changes came into effect on 29 August and include some cancellations.
On the FR2 Rome-Tivoli route, the line worst-affected by the fire, the trains now arrive and depart from Stazione Termini and Prenestina station instead of Tiburtina. Commuters can use a shuttle service between Prenestina and Tiburtina.
On the FR6 line (Rome-Cassino) the 7494 train arrives into Tiburtina instead of Termini, with an extra three carriages increasing the train's capacity by 400 seats. The local FR1 Orte-Fiumicino Airport service has increased its frequency from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes.
The 7297 train to Nettuno on the FR8 line (Termini-Nettuno) has been cancelled. Trenitalia said that passengers to Nettuno from Rome can take the 21899 Rome-Formia line, getting off at Campoleone and taking a connecting train to Nettuno.
The origin of the Tiburtina fire, which happened on 24 July and is thought to have begun in an underground engine room, is still under investigation. For the last few years there has been extensive rebuilding and remodernisation at the station to cope with Italy