Planning has begun for the extension beyond Battistini: how Rome's Metro A is changing

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Planning has begun for the extension beyond Battistini: how Rome's Metro A is changing

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The extension of Metro A, as foreseen by PUMS

The project to extend Rome 's Metro A beyond the Battistini terminus is starting to come to fruition. Last Monday, in fact, the Capitoline administration, announced by the Transport Councilor, Eugenio Patanè, published the tender for the design of the section .

The PUMS, Urban Plan for Sustainable Mobility , provides for a splitting of the line to reach Montespaccato-Grande Raccordo Anulare on one side and Montemario on the other.

The section that will be the subject of planning is the one that goes from Battistini to Torrevecchia-Montespaccato , with two new underground stations of Bembo and Torrevecchia approximately one kilometer apart. The construction of two interchange car parks is also planned, with 450 spaces in Bembo and 2100 spaces in Torrevecchia. Furthermore, in the Torrevecchia station, both the depot for six trains and the preparation for the further extension up to the Grande Raccordo Anulare are planned.

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The Metro A section for which the design tender was announced

The Metro A section for which the design tender was announced

During the presentation of the Second Report to the City, Mayor Gualtieri promised: “The tender for the design of the extension of metro A from Battistini to Monte Spaccato is about to be launched, while we will shortly entrust Roma Metropolitane with the design of the extension up to Monte Mario, the project reviews of the extension of line B from Rebibbia to Casal Monastero and of line D. The objective is to open the construction site of the D and to conclude the extensions of the A and B by 2030”.

However, the report explained that the funding for the implementation of these interventions had been included “in the Rome EXPO 2030 candidacy dossier for a total of 3.1 billion (900 million for the extensions of A, 600 million for the extensions of B, 1.5 billion for the fundamental section of line D)”. As is known, Rome lost the challenge with Riyadh to host the Expo.

The extension of Metro A was born a long time ago: even in 2012 a preliminary project was drawn up and approved, but subsequently, as can be read on the Roma Metropolitane website, the financial coverage for the subsequent design studies and the assignment in contract.

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