Rome floods close metro stations

Rome's Metro A stations Repubblica and Manzoni are closed due to flooding caused by torrential rain on the evening of Monday 2 December. There is also flooding in the Metro B station of the city's cen...

Bike sharing in Rome: Good start for Uber Jump

Rome mayor hails success of Uber Jump bike sharing. Uber's bike sharing scheme, Jump, has got off to a good start in Rome, according to figures announced by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi. Since it...

Rome public transport strike on 9 December

Public transport at risk in Rome on Monday 9 December.Rome's metro, tram and bus network will be at risk on Monday 9 December due to a strike called by various trade unions representing the city's pub...

Rome Metro C to reach Piazza Venezia

Italy's transport ministry guarantees funding for Metro C in Rome. Rome's Metro C, the city's third underground project, will reach Piazza Venezia, after funding was guaranteed by the Italian transpo...

Rome bus strike on 18 November

Rome bus companies Roma TPL and Cotral go on strike. Rome bus services operated by Roma TPL and the regional Cotral bus company will be affected by a 24-hour strike on Monday 18 November. The strike...

Helbiz launches Greta e-bike sharing in Rome

Greta will cost far less than Rome bike-sharing competitor Uber Jump. Commuters and tourists in Rome now have a new bike-sharing option with the arrival in the capital of Greta, the pedal-assisted e-...

Rome's Barberini metro station to half-open in December

Barberini will only be open to commuters leaving the station. Rome's central Barberini metro station, which has been closed since its escalator collapsed on 21 March, is expected to reopen in Decembe...

Rome metro station evacuated over smoke

Commuters have been evacuated from the Spagna station on Rome's Metro A line due to smoke.  The fumes were possibly caused by a broken-down train being towed from the Cornelia station where it had...

Rome's Metro A partially closed after train breaks down

Rome's Metro A line is closed between Ottaviano (St Peter's) and Battistini after a train broke down near Cornelia station at 14.15 on Tuesday 12 November. Substitute shuttle buses are running in plac...

Another Rome bus bursts into flames

No injuries in latest Rome bus fire. A Rome city bus burst into flames while on duty at 05.30 on the morning of 12 November. There were no passengers aboard at the time and the driver escaped unhurt...

Rome bus company holds auditions for Christmas show

ATAC seeks hidden talent for its Christmas concert. Rome city bus company ATAC is holding auditions to find talented singers, musicians and dancers among its employees who will have the chance to sta...

Child car seat alarms now compulsory in Italy

Anti-abandonment alarms on children's car seats required by Italian law. Italy has introduced a new law obliging parents of small children to fit alarms to their car seats to prevent babies being aba...

Petrol station strike in Italy

Two-day strike will affect gas stations across Italy. Trade unions have confirmed a two-day petrol station strike throughout Italy on 6-7 November. The strike will take effect from 06.00 on Wednes...

Rome metro to get 20 new trains

New trains destined for Rome's A, B and B1 metro lines. Rome's transport department has issued a tender for the supply of 20 new metro trains for the city's A, B and B1 subway lines. Thanks to sta...

Italy's environment ministry rejects plan to enlarge Rome's Fiumicino airport

Plans for a fourth runway at Fiumicino airport have been rejected. Italy's environment ministry has rejected a plan to expand Rome's Fiumicino airport after the project was deemed "incompatible” with...

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