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Rome Public Transport Overhaul in Spring 2012: All the Updates on Bus, Taxi & Metro

Rome Public Transport Overhaul in Spring 2012: All the Updates on Bus, Taxi & Metro

Between the end of May and mid-June 2012 the face of Rome public transport dramatically changed.

On May 25 for the first time in countless years the bus (and tram and metro) fare rose. And it was a steep increase: 50%. The price of a ticket went to 1.50eur from 1.00. A big thing mostly for those who live in Rome, but even tourist passes got more expensive in line with the single ticket uptick.

A few days ago another tariff increase started: that for taxis. Fuel prices have been rising a lot in the last few years and accordingly taxi drivers saw their expenses rise. The fare adjustment was mostly due to this reason. Also the fees from the airports to the city center and the main train stations changed, as well as those from Termini to the rest of the city. New tariffs and rules here.

The third major development is positive: also a few days Rome inaugurated 3 new underground stops in the north-eastern part of the city. Conca d’Oro (residential area), Viale Libia (major shopping road) and Annibaliano (near the beautiful S. Agnese and S. Costanza churches) are now part of the line B. Actually of the B1 segment. It’s a good occasion to consider these boroughs for your accommodation in Rome since they will now be quickly connected to the city center (in particular the Termini, Cavour, Colosseo and Circo Massimo stops). The opening of these new stops is a really important achievement as the last inauguration of a new metro stop was in the year 2000!

 

Finally, the line B underground stations of Tiburtina and Ostiense will become more and more important for train connections with the rest of the country. The brand new Tiburtina started hosting Italo, the fast train operated by NTV (for further details read this), in April and will soon feature Trenitalia’s, with Termini becoming just the local trains station. Whereas Ostiense will be another NTV train hub in a few months.

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