Rome metro to get 20 new trains

New trains destined for Rome's A, B and B1 metro lines.

Rome's transport department has issued a tender for the supply of 20 new metro trains for the city's A, B and B1 subway lines.

Thanks to state funding of €169 million, part of the €425 million allocated two years ago by the then Gentiloni government, Rome will be able to renovate part of its underground transport fleet.

The tender calls for the design, construction, supply and maintenance of 15 trains to be used on the B and B1 lines, including five years of full service maintenance; and five trains for the A line, under the same terms.

"New trains for a more punctual and efficient service for the benefit of our city", announced Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi: "Important investments that will allow us to increase the quality of the service, its frequency and the comfort of the users."

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