Rome city bus catches fire on Via Appia Nuova

15th ATAC bus to go up in flames this year. A Rome city bus burst into flames on Via Appia Nuova on the afternoon of 12 July, becoming the 15th bus to catch fire in 2019. The driver managed to eva...

Rome buses continue to catch fire

No injuries in Rome's latest bus fire. A city bus operated by Rome's public transport company ATAC burst into flames while in service at 20.30 on the evening of 2 July. The incident took place on...

Escalator still broken at Rome's Repubblica metro station

Rome public transport: the escalator which led to the eight-month closure of the recently-reopened Repubblica metro station is still broken. The escalator which caused injury to dozens of Russian foo...

Rome reopens Repubblica metro station

Repubblica station to reopen after eight months. Rome's Repubblica metro station is to reopen at 05.30 on Wednesday 26 June, after being closed for eight months, following the collapse of the station...

Electric scooter sharing comes to Rome

American e-scooter sharing companies Lime and Bird launch in Rome.Electric scooter sharing is now a reality in Rome following the go-ahead from Italy's transport ministry regarding the circulation of...

Rome sends rental buses back to Israel

ATAC terminates contract for 70 buses as they don't meet EU pollution standards.The 70 second-hand buses leased by Rome's public transport company ATAC earlier this year are being sent back to Israel...

Two more Rome buses catch fire

11 ATAC buses have caught fire so far this year. Two buses operated by Rome public transport company ATAC caught fire between the night of 22 June and the morning of 23 June, according to Italian new...

Rome public transport strike on 25 June

Transport union calls strike over health and safety of ATAC workers.Employees of Rome's public transport company ATAC are scheduled to engage in a 24-hour strike, effective from 08.30 to 17.00 and fro...

Rome promises €60m for road works

24/7 monitoring and maintenance.Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has promised to tackle the disastrous condition of the city’s main roads, after some – such as the Via Salaria or the Via Cristoforo Colombo –...

Toll hike mooted for A24/A25 motorways

  Probably coming into effect in July. Just in time for the summer holidays, the company managing the A24 and A25 motorways warn that they will have to increase the toll charge in July. These...

Closures on Rome's Metro A from June to August

Metro A works begin on 8 June and end on 25 August. Sections of Rome's underground Metro A line will be closed at weekends in June and July, with more extended closures in August, to allow for mainte...

Motorist drives down Villa Borghese staircase

Driver of Fiat Panda said he was in a hurrry. A motorist was photographed driving his Fiat Panda 4x4 down the staircase connecting Villa Borghese park with Valle Giulia on the morning of 3 May. Th...

Rome bus company suspends driver who rammed pedestrian

Rome city bus knocks down man after altercation with driver. Rome's public transport company ATAC has suspended the driver responsible for knocking down a pedestrian in the city's Corviale suburb, ac...

Woman dies after being trapped under train in Rome metro station

Senegalese woman slipped off platform of Rome metro station. A 33-year-old woman from Senegal has died after becoming trapped under a train on Rome's Metro A underground line, according to Italian ne...

Rome city bus drives into man blocking vehicle

ATAC opens investigation into "very serious" incident. A video that appears to show the driver of a Rome city bus deliberately knock down a pedestrian has been published online by Micaela Quintavalle...

Another electric minibus catches fire in Rome

Second case in a week of ATAC minibus bursting into flames. An investigation is underway after one of Rome's electric minibuses caught fire while in service, in the second such case in six days. T...

Closures on Rome's Metro A this summer

Metro A line to close partially in July and August. Rome's Metro A line will be closed in phases during July and August to allow for "important maintenance works that have been waiting for decades" a...

1,037 ATAC employees act as scrutineers in European elections in Rome

ATAC workers avail of their right to participate as voting scrutineers. A total of 1,037 employees - including 758 drivers - from Rome's public transport company ATAC have availed of their right to p...

Rome electric bus catches fire in centre

Rome electric mini-bus had only been in service for 10 days. An electric mini-bus belonging to Rome transport company ATAC caught fire while in service in the city centre at around 07.30 on 23 May....

Alitalia strike on 21 May

Alitalia cancels half its flights on 21 May. Alitalia has cancelled half of its flights scheduled on Tuesday 21 May due to a 24-hour strike called by some Italian trade unions representing the air tr...

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