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Tram network, tender for Termini-Vatican-Aurelio published: construction sites to begin 2024

Translated by V. Zelada.

8-kilometer route and 90 thousand passengers per day


The Roma Capitale Mobility Councillor Eugenio Patanè announced that Invitalia has published the tender for the construction of the Termini-Vatican-Aurelio tramway.

"After 28 years since the last tender, the one for Tram 8, Rome is launching a public notice for the execution of a new mobility infrastructure. Bids can be received by July 6. With the publication of the call for bids," Patanè said, "we are taking a significant step forward in the process that will lead Rome to endow itself with a key transport infrastructure to connect the city center to the western suburbs. The first section, Termini-Argentina, will be completed by the Jubilee. The tramway route, Patanè recalls, will be 8,319 meters long and divided into two sections: from Termini to Piazza Giureconsulti and from Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II to Piazza Risorgimento. The 22 cars provided will carry 90 thousand passengers per day, with a frequency of passage, during peak hours, of 3 minutes."

The special commissioner for Line C and Rome's new trams, Maria Lucia Conti released as follow:

"For the first lot, work will start the first months of 2024 and will last 12 months. The work (from Termini to Argentina) will be ready for the Jubilee, between the last months of 2024 and the first months of 2025. We do not know, however, if we will have the cars ready to start service since these are part of a single tender published by Atac in January for many vehicles on multiple lines. The construction sites, however, will be coordinated with those for the Jubilee in Piazza della Repubblica and Via Nazionale. Then, at the end of the Jubilee, work will start on the section up to via Gregorio VII, which we expect to finish on August 10, 2027 since there will be no work throughout 2025 so as not to interfere with the Jubilee."

The Termini-Vatican-Aurelio is one of the new tramways planned as part of the Pums the urban plan for sustainable mobility approved by the Capitoline Assembly in February 2022 and which develops a vision of the mobility system with a medium-term (5 years) and long-term (10 years) time horizon.


The TVA, between the two terminus Termini and Giureconsulti, contemplates twenty stops and will cross Via Nazionale (five stops including the Metro A junction at Piazza della Repubblica and the junction with the bike lane), Piazza Venezia, Torre Argentina, Corso Vittorio Emanuele (four stops), Piazza della Rovere (where it will serve the junction with Santo Spirito Hospital and Bambino Gesù Hospital), Porta Cavalleggeri, San Pietro’s Station (from which it will be possible to use the urban railway line), Via Gregorio VII (five stops) with the possibility of interchanging with the bike path already established, Circonvallazione Aurelia, Cornelia (with the possibility of interchanging with the Metro A stop of the same name).