Rome opens traffic-free Via Libera on 28 April

15-km circular stretch of Rome streets will be reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. A 15-km "ring road" of Roman streets, known as Via Libera, will be closed to traffic and dedicated to pedestrians...

Rome's three shut metro stations in the centre to remain closed for Easter

ATAC had predicted opening of Spagna metro station in time for Easter in Rome. The three central metro stations on Rome's Metro A line - Repubblica, Barberini and Spagna - will remain closed for East...

Rome's 70 buses from Israel don't meet EU emission standards

Second-hand buses from Tel Aviv are too polluting for Rome's streets. The 70 second-hand buses leased recently by Rome's public transport company ATAC are sitting in a garage as they do not conform t...

Alarm after smoke rises from escalator at Rome's Termini station

Three central Rome metro stations are currently closed. Rome's central train station Termini has closed one of its escalators after smoke was seen coming through the escalator steps leading to the re...

Rome revives plan for Metro D

Fourth metro would link north and south Rome. Rome city council is reviewing plans to revive Metro D, Rome's fourth subway, according to the capital's mobility commission. First announced in 2005,...

Rome cancels metro maintenance contract

Contract revoked over escalator crisis at Rome metro stations. The Rome metro maintenance firm's contract has been terminated by the city's public transport company ATAC as three of the city's centra...

Rome's Barberini metro station closed after escalator collapse

Repubblica metro station still closed after escalator accident in October. Rome's central Barberini metro station has been closed after a step on its escalator gave way at around 10.00 on 21 March, l...

Traffic-free Sunday in Rome on 24 March

Traffic restrictions on Sunday 24 March to battle smog in Rome. Rome has banned motorists from driving within the fascia verde (green belt) on Sunday 24 March from 07.30 to 12.30, and from 16.30 unti...

Rome tests driverless buses

Driverless electric mini buses could be used in central Rome. Self-driving electric minibuses could be "the future" for pedestrian areas of central Rome, according to the capital's mobility councillo...

4,000 apply for 200 jobs as Rome city bus drivers

200 new Rome bus drivers central to ATAC recovery plan.Rome public transport company ATAC has received 3,853 applications for 200 available positions as bus drivers. The almost 4,000 applicants will...

Train strike in Italy on 8 March

Train travellers in Italy can expect disruption to services on 8 March. Train services provided by Trenitalia are expected to be disrupted as part of a national general strike from 00.00 until 21.00...

Public transport strikes in Rome on 8 March

Friday's strikes in Rome involve buses, metro, trams and trains. Commuters in Rome face a venerdì nero on Friday 8 March with several strikes called by unions representing workers in the public trans...

Rome's Repubblica metro station to reopen by May

Repubblica metro station closed since October after escalator accident. Repubblica metro station in central Rome is expected to open within the first 10 days of May, according to a report in daily It...

Rome gets 227 new buses and 200 new drivers

ATAC fleet of Rome city buses to be boosted by the summer. Rome's public transport company ATAC is to hire 200 new bus drivers in June, according to an announcement by the city's mayor Virginia Raggi...

Rome bus driver suspended for parking bus outside house

ATAC employee drove Rome city bus home instead of returning it to depot. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has described as "unacceptable" the behaviour of a bus driver who parked an ATAC city bus outside hi...

Rome's Ciampino airport still closed after fire

Rome Ciampino flights diverted to Fiumicino on 20 February. All flights due to depart from and arrive at Rome's Ciampino airport (CIA) are being diverted to the capital's main international airport a...

Plan for bicycle path from Rome to Assisi

The 250-km Via dell'Acqua is planned along rivers in Umbria and Lazio. Rome city council has backed a plan to create a bicycle path from Rome to Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis, in what is being...

Rome's Ciampino airport evacuated over fire

Passengers evacuated and flights suspended due to fire at Ciampino airport. A fire at Rome's Ciampino airport has led to the evacuation of passengers and the suspension of flights on 19 February....

New trains for Roma-Lido and Roma-Viterbo

Lazio Region announces funding to improve two Rome railways. The Roma-Lido and Roma-Viterbo train lines are to be upgraded thanks to an investment of €180 million by the Lazio Region. The upgrade...

Rome world's tenth most congested city

Rome drivers spend 254 hours stuck in traffic each year. Rome has been ranked the tenth most traffic-congested city in the world by the 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard, an annual report produced by tra...
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