Rome Metro - Line C

Connection between the historic center and the eastern suburbs

Metros

Start of works

2007

Progress status

88%

Data updated to September 2020

Rome, Italy
SDG Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile
Climate action Climate action
Sustainable cities & communities Sustainable cities & communities

A new, functional and modern underground line

The project foresees building, supplying the rolling stock and commissioning a new metro line (25.4 kilometers, 29 stations) along the Monte Compatri / Pantano-Clodio / Mazzini route, in Rome. The Line C’s route was conceived to link the city’s eastern quadrant with its northwest quadrant.

The project is divided into three functional stretches:

– Sections T7-T4 (Monte Compatri / Pantano – San Giovanni) with 7.9 km of route at ground level.
– Section T3 (San Giovanni – Fori Imperiali).
– Section T2 (Fori Imperiali – Clodio/Mazzini).

Project numbers

Total economic value

€ 2.3 billion

Number of Employees

~400

The Project

The works include the excavation of single-track tunnels mainly carried out by using TBMs, underground stations, ventilation shafts, installation of permanent way, full line automation with platform doors and supply of rolling stock.

The contract includes a warehouse-workshop concerning operation, maintenance and administrative management of the system.

Once completed, Rome and its inhabitants will benefit from a new, functional and modern underground line, built with the most advanced construction technologies in the field of mass transport infrastructure, in an urban environment. The line project was prepared with the aim of making the most of the priceless heritage that makes Rome one of the most visited cities in the world.

Technical data 

Length

25.6 km

Steel

70,000 ton

Excavations

3,000,000 m3

Sustainability

The line project was prepared with the aim of making the most of the priceless heritage that makes Rome one of the most visited cities in the world.

A clear example of this is represented by the San Giovanni Station, opened to the public in May 2018, and the first in Rome to adopt “museum / archaeological setting criteria”: some important finds from the excavation areas were restored and exhibited inside the station, for a real immersive experience.

Line C is the first major driverless public transport infrastructure in Rome. It received the ROMARCHITETTURA 6 Award, for the set-up of San Giovanni museum-station, awarded to Metro C in 2017 by IN / ARCH Lazio.

Advantages and benefits

Passengers per direction

24,000 pax/h

Cars taken off the road per day

399,000

Co2 emissions avoided per year

34,000 t