Metro A line reopens four days ahead of schedule.
Rome's Metro A line returned to full service on the morning of 31 August, four days ahead of schedule, following a month-long partial closure to facilitate the completion of the S. Giovanni Metro C station, which is expected to open this autumn.
The closure of Metro A, which involved substitute buses for the seven central stations between Termini and Arco di Travertino, was unpopular with Roman commuters particularly over a perceived lack of adequate warning.
However the closure was defended as a "necessary sacrifice" by the capital's transport councillor Linda Meleo, of the anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle.
The reopening of Metro A coincides with an announcement that the entire Metro C line will be closed for testing during the weekend of 9-10 September. For details see city website.
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