Rome's Metro A resumes full service

Metro A returns to normal as Metro B prepares to close early for three months.

Rome's Metro A line, with the exception of Barberini station, resumed full service at 05.30 on 26 August following a summer of partial closures due to renovation works.

Barberini has been closed to commuters since its escalator collapsed on 21 March. Local media reported recently that the station has been overrun with rats since its closure five months ago.

The reopening of Metro A coincides with the announcement that 13 stations on Rome's Metro B will close early for three months, from 9 September to 7 December, as well as closing for five weekends in September and October.

The closures are to allow for works to connect the existing Colosseo station on the B line to the new Fori Imperiali station on the Metro C, whose opening is scheduled in 2023.