FR8 (Lazio regional railways)

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Roma Termini–Nettuno
FR8
Overview
Type Regional rail
System Lazio regional railways
Status Operational
Locale Rome, Italy
Termini Roma Termini
Nettuno
Stations 12
Daily ridership 40,000
Line number FR8
Colour on map Light green
Website ATAC (Italian)
Operation
Operator(s) Trenitalia
Rolling stock Vivalto
Technical
Line length 60 km (37 mi)
No. of tracks 2 (Roma–Campoleone)
1 (Campoleone–Nettuno)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification 3,000 V DC
Operating speed 50 km/h (31 mph) (ave)
Route map
The Lazio regional railways network.

The FR8 is a regional rail route. It forms part of the network of the Lazio regional railways (Italian: ferrovie regionali del Lazio), which is operated by Trenitalia, and converges on the city of Rome, Italy.[1]

The route operates over the infrastructure of the Rome–Formia–Naples and Albano–Nettuno railways. Within the territory of the comune of Rome, it plays the role of a commuter railway, but this section of the route has only two stations, Roma Termini and Torricola.[2] It is estimated that on average about 40,000 passengers travel on an FR8 train each day.

The designation FR8 appears only in publicity material (e.g. public transport maps), in the official timetables, and on signs at some stations. The electronic destination boards at stations on the FR8 route show only the designation "R" and the relevant train number.[2]

Route[edit]

The FR8, a radial route, runs from Roma Termini, on the southern perimeter of Rome's city centre, in a south easterly direction, via the Rome–Formia–Naples railway, to Campoleone, and then south west, via the Albano–Nettuno railway, to Nettuno.[2]

On the main line between Roma Termini and Campoleone, the route is double track, and on the branch line between Campoleone and Nettuno, the route is single track.[2]

History[edit]

When the Lazio regional railways network was introduced in 1994, the route of the present day FR8 was part of the FR7, which was divided at Campoleone into two branches. One FR7 branch ran to Nettuno, and the other to Formia (renamed Formia-Gaeta in 2012).

Since the introduction of the FR7, the Roma–Nettuno services have been reclassified as FR8 services.

Stations[edit]

The stations on the FR8 are as follows:[3]

Rolling stock[edit]

Double-decker trains are used on the FR8, including the Vivalto,[2] which replaced the TAF in early 2006.[4]

Scheduling[edit]

The FR8 route is included in the Trenitalia official timetable M75 Roma–Campoleone–Nettuno.

As of 2012, trains leave hourly, except in rush hour, when there is at least one extra departure.[3]

Journey times to the capital from Nettuno vary depending on the time of day: on average, the journey takes 70 minutes.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferrovie metropolitane e regionali - Informazioni". 060608 website. Roma Capitale. Retrieved 9 November 2012.  (Italian)/(English)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Linea ferroviaria FR8 Roma - Nettuno". Lazio.portale-infrastrutture website. Unioncamere Lazio. Retrieved 9 November 2012.  (Italian)
  3. ^ a b "FR8: Roma Termini - Nettuno". 060608 website. Roma Capitale. Retrieved 9 November 2012.  (Italian)/(English)
  4. ^ "Partito il nuovo treno" [Departure of the new train]. Il Litorale website. Il Pontino. 1 February 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2012. (Italian)

External links[edit]

  • ATAC – official site (Italian)
  • ATAC mapschematic depicting all routes in the Rome railway network

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at November 2012.