Rome to announce opening date of Repubblica metro station in coming days.The Spagna station on Rome's Metro A line is to reopen this week according to Franco Middei, the director of the city's public transport company ATAC.
The central Rome metro station was closed on 23 March to allow technicians to undertake urgent checks on its escalator system.
The decision to shut Spagna was taken because its escalators are of the same type as Barberini station whose escalator system collapsed on 21 March.
Middei said that the city will also be in a position in the coming days to give an estimated opening date for Repubblica station which has been closed since 23 October when dozens of people were injured after the escalator accelerated suddenly.
Middei gave no estimated reopening date for Barberini metro station.
Currently, commuters travelling from Termini must pass through three closed metro stations before being able to get out at Flaminio.
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