A complete overhaul to get the Roma-Lido line back on track within two months.
Extraordinary maintenance work on the MA200 trains has begun at Atac's Graniti depot, "as provided for in the application contract signed by Astral", explains regional transport councillor Mauro Alessandri. The Lazio Region has earmarked 13.5million euros for this work, with the aim of tightening the timeframe for the restyled trains to be available on the line again within two months. In terms of maintenance and renewal of equipment, the tender for the purchase of new trains, amounting to 45 million euros, has been awarded.
Another EUR 40 million is earmarked for the new depot in Ostia and EUR 4 million has been invested in the ground-to-train communication system. In 2022 - according to the forecasts of the regional councillor's office - and more specifically in February, another phase of work will begin to modernise the entire line. An intervention for a total amount of 77 million euro. In the meantime, the Capitoll Hill has presented the offer to purchase the area in Via Ortolani in Acilia on the Roma-Lido line: it will be used to build an interchange car park for the future Acilia Sud station.
An objective that is also listed in the Pums - the Urban Plan for Sustainable Mobility - with a view to transform the Roma-Lido railway into a metro, the future Line E.