Temporary Closure Metro Line A June-August 2019

Since October 2018, the Repubblica stop on metro line A in Rome has not been accessible. Since March 2019, the Barberini stop on the same line has also been closed. Nobody seems to have any idea when these stops will be reopened, and now, in order to conduct maintenance work, parts of line A will also be closed during the months of June, July and August.

Temporary Closure Metro Line A June-August 2019

According to Virginia Raggi, Rome‘s mayor, this is something that should have been done a long time ago and is necessary “to improve the service and to guarantee commuter safety”.

Closure of subway line A Rome 2019

In June and July, the line will be partly closed on weekends only, but in August, when most Romans are on holiday, this will be the case throughout almost the entire month.

The work schedule is as follows:

Between June 8th and July 14th, the stretch between Subaugusta and Anagnina will be interrupted during the weekend. However, line A will continue to be used on the route between Battistini and Subaugusta.

During the weekend of July 20th and 21st, the line between Colli Albani and Anagnina will be closed. The line will remain active between Battistini and Colli Albani.

From August 4th to 13th, the entire section between Termini and Anagnina will be closed. Between Termini and Battistini everything works normally.

From the 14th till the 19th of August the central part of line A will not be accessible for tourists, as there will be no trains between Ottaviano and San Giovanni. Between Battistini and Ottaviano and between San Giovanni and Anagnina everything works normally.

From August 20th till 25th there are no trains between Termini and Battistini but there are trains between Termini and Anagnina.

From the 26th of August everything will function normally again.

Substitute bus lines

On days when the metro is not running, substitute buses will be used on the relevant routes. Often these tend to be overcrowded though and sometimes you have to let several go by before you manage to board one.

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