Rome's Metro A returns to full service

Accident halted half of A line on 15 July

The city's Metro A line has resumed normal service after an accident on the morning of 15 July led to commuter chaos for the whole day.

The incident, which occurred at around 08.30 between the Lepanto and Flaminio stops, involved a five-metre pipe falling off the tunnel ceiling onto the roof and front window of the driver's cabin. Nobody was injured but half of the Metro A line, between Termini and Battistini, was closed for the remainder of the day.

An investigation is being carried out into the incident which was blamed on works at Flaminio station. It cost the capital an estimated €50 million in lost revenue according to consumer watchdog Codacons.

The accident came the day after a man was killed crossing the tracks at Villa Bonelli station, leading to lengthy delays and replacement buses to and from Fiumicino airport.

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