More bad news for travelers visiting Rome in the month of August 2011. Line A of the metropolitana underground system will partly be closed from July 30 until August 29 in order to facilitate reconstruction of the station San Giovanni, necessary because it is here that line A and the newly built line C will intersect.
Closure will take place in two stages, the first one of which will last from July 30 until August 3, when the entire section between Roma Termini and the last stop Anagnina will be closed.
During the second stage (August 4-29) it is just the stretch between Termini and the Furio Camillo station that will be closed. There will be trains between Anagnina and Colli Albani, but from there until Termini the travelers will have to avail themselves of substitute buses.
The month of August was chosen, since this is the month when Romans themselves tend to leave town en masse in order to spend their holidays at the beach on in the mountains and escape the relentless temperatures inside Rome itself.
At the moment the entire line A of Rome’s metro system stops running at 9PM, also because of the construction of line C.