Lazio Region announces funding to improve two Rome railways.
The Roma-Lido and Roma-Viterbo train lines are to be upgraded thanks to an investment of €180 million by the Lazio Region.
The upgrade includes five new trains on the Roma-Lido route, between Piramide and the coastal area of Ostia, whose ageing fleet and regular delays have seen it ranked the "worst rail track in Italy" by Italian environmentalist association Legambiente.
The plan is to increase the number of trains serving the Roma-Lido route to one every five-six minutes during rush hour, compared to the current frequency (on paper at least) of one every 10 minutes, with a total of 300 daily services compared to the current 170.
The Lazio Region also announced six new trains for the Rome-Viterbo route as well as the introduction of an express service between Civitavecchia and the capital.