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MA300 train at Roma Porta San Paolo.
|Type||Rapid transit / Commuter rail|
|Termini||Roma Porta San Paolo
|Line length||28 km (17 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||3,000 V DC|
The railway crosses the XIII municipio and, especially during the summer, tourists use it to travel to Rome's beach (Lido di Ostia) and the archaeological area of Ostia Antica.
ATAC also operates the Rome Metro, therefore the line is operated as an integrated part of the metro system. This integration allows direct transfers to line B at the northernmost three stations of the line.
The line runs completely overground, in contrast to the completely underground Line A and the partially underground Line B.
Roma-Lido railway has an integrated ticketing with the Rome Metro and it also has essentially the same rolling stock: a mix of MA300 trains (S/300 series built by CAF, also used on line A) and refurbished MA100 trains formerly used on line A. Both MA100 and MA300 trains are named Freccia del Mare (Sea Arrow). Older trains are also used.
The line comprises 14 stations:
- Piramide / Porta San Paolo (Metro B)
- Basilica San Paolo
- EUR Magliana (Metro B)
- Tor di Valle
- Casal Bernocchi-Centro Giano
- Ostia Antica
- Lido Nord
- Lido Centro
- Stella Polare
- Castel Fusano
- Cristoforo Colombo