Terrazza Termini opens

New reception area opens at Rome's Termini station.

A 3,000-sqm reception and commerical space located on the new partially-opened first floor of Rome's Termini station was inaugurated on 29 June by Italian transport minister Graziano Delrio.

Accessible by escalator and elevator, Terrazza Termini provides a place where travellers can relax between train connections, and is designed to counteract the limited seating available on the crowded ground floor.

The modern steel and glass space, which offers views of the trains below, is equipped with shopping and dining facilities, seating, free wi-fi, travel information display boards, air conditioning and toilets.

The terrazza is part of a much larger development which will include a new shopping area and a 1,330-space car park – currently in construction – over the railway tracks.

Termini is Italy's busiest train station, with 450,000 passengers and 800 train services each day.