Rome–Giardinetti railway

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Roma–Giardinetti
Roma–Giardinetti
A train at Porta Maggiore.
A train at Porta Maggiore.
Overview
Type Light rail
Status Operational (partial closure)
Locale Rome, Italy
Termini Roma Termini
Giardinetti
Stations 19 (5 closed)
Website ATAC (in Italian)
Operation
Opened 1916
Closed 2015 (Centocelle-Giardinetti)
Owner ATAC
Operator(s) ATAC
Technical
Line length 5.4 km (3.4 mi)
Track gauge 950 mm (3 ft 1 38 in)
Electrification 1,650 V DC, overhead lines
Route map
Map of the Rome–Giardinetti railway.

The Roma–Giardinetti railway is a narrow gauge on-street railway which connects Laziali (a regional train station some 800 metres from Termini's main concourse) with Giardinetti to the east just past the Grande Raccordo Anulare, Rome's orbital motorway.[1] It is run by ATAC, the company responsible for public transportation in the city, which also operates the Rome Metro.[2]

History[edit]

The present railway is the only part of the old and longer Rome–Fiuggi–Alatri–Frosinone railway to be in service. The latest shortening of the line occurred in 2008 with the closing of the Giardinetti–Pantano section, which has now become part of the C metro line.[citation needed]

The line had been due to be dismantled in 2016 to be replaced with a bus lane along Via Casalina,[3] but in March 2015 it was announced that the line would instead be retained and modernised.[4]

Route[edit]

5 14 Leo. Exp.
Termini Laziali A B
FL4 FL5 FL6
FL7 FL8 
S.Bibiana
3 5 14 19
Porta Maggiore
Ponte Casilino
Sant'Elena
Villini
Alessi
Filarete
Tor Pignattara
Berardi
Balzani
Centocelle
̶T̶o̶g̶l̶i̶a̶t̶t̶i̶ C
̶G̶r̶a̶n̶o̶
̶A̶l̶e̶s̶s̶a̶n̶d̶r̶i̶n̶o̶ C
̶T̶o̶r̶r̶e̶ ̶S̶p̶a̶c̶c̶a̶t̶a̶ C
̶T̶o̶r̶r̶e̶ ̶M̶a̶u̶r̶a̶
̶T̶o̶b̶a̶g̶i̶ C
̶G̶i̶a̶r̶d̶i̶n̶e̶t̶t̶i̶ ̶ C

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Il Libro Giallo del Trenino". CityRailways (in Italian). Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  2. ^ Piccirilli, Antonio (25 June 2013). "Un 'carro bestiame' nel cuore della città: quale futuro per la Roma-Giardinetti?". Roma Today (in Italian). Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  3. ^ Bisbiglia, Vincenzo (25 January 2015). "Trenino Roma-Giardinetti, la corsa è finita". Il Tempo (in Italian). Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  4. ^ Sina, Ylenia (19 March 2015). "La Roma Giardinetti devierà sulla Togliatti: destinazione Tor Vergata". Roma Today (in Italian). Retrieved 2015-04-22. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°51′53″N 12°36′16″E / 41.8647°N 12.6044°E / 41.8647; 12.6044