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Old August 16th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #181
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I find it interesting that Rome uses overhead wires as power source for the subway trains as opposed to the much more common third rail. Is there a specific reason for this?
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Old August 18th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #182
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Safer in case of people falling on the rails

That was a common choice for metro in Italy which have very high safety standards (for istance all the tunnels got emergency platform for passengers evacuation. In that way you have to build wider tunnel, and consequently aerial supply is not an extra cost)
I think that among the traditional metro lines only M1 in Milan got a third rail

Anyway the modern metro lines, built or under construction in Italy with platform doors, all have third rail supply (Turin, Metro C in Rome, Brescia Metro, Milan M4 and M5)
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Old August 19th, 2012, 03:34 AM   #183
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Anyway the modern metro lines, built or under construction in Italy with platform doors, all have third rail supply (Turin, Metro C in Rome, Brescia Metro, Milan M4 and M5)
Nope, metro C will have overhead wires




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Old August 19th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #184
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I didn't know... I wonder if this choice is due to the fact that part of the stretch is on a dismissed railway (Roma Pantano) which already had aerial supply.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 05:36 PM   #185
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I don't think, because the old railway track was completely demolished and later built the metro track.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 02:16 PM   #186
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This City needs a revolution about Public Transport. I went in London last June and I noted the differences beetween London and Rome about public transpor's efficiency. I'm been living in Rome since I birth and I know very well how the Public Transport is organized. We have only two underground lines and the city centre is paralyzed by the traffic. Nobody uses the cycle beacuse there aren't cycle track and the buses are very old and polluted, but above all they are always late! Many Romans uses their cars such as the public transport and I can undertand them! When I arrived in London everything was different! I saw clean and on time buses, many lines of underground and not so many cars like in Rome! Londoners needn't a car. I hope Rome invest in the Public Transport to increase the quality of ours lifes, for this cause I think we should build more 2 lines of Underground to free our city by the cars!
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 03:25 PM   #187
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Last week tram line 3 was been partially reactivated between Piramide and Thorvaldsen, after 7 years which was replaced by bus



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Old September 19th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #188
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #189
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I noticed that some stations like Finocchio are completed. When will be line C open?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #190
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who knows.. it's possible next spring.. i hope.. anyway, the mayor said next january, but i don't think so..
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Old September 20th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #191
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I noticed that some stations like Finocchio are completed.
Who had the idea to name that station "Finocchio"?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #192
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This City needs a revolution about Public Transport. I went in London last June and I noted the differences beetween London and Rome about public transpor's efficiency. I'm been living in Rome since I birth and I know very well how the Public Transport is organized. We have only two underground lines and the city centre is paralyzed by the traffic. Nobody uses the cycle beacuse there aren't cycle track and the buses are very old and polluted, but above all they are always late! Many Romans uses their cars such as the public transport and I can undertand them! When I arrived in London everything was different! I saw clean and on time buses, many lines of underground and not so many cars like in Rome! Londoners needn't a car. I hope Rome invest in the Public Transport to increase the quality of ours lifes, for this cause I think we should build more 2 lines of Underground to free our city by the cars!
Roman weather is significantly harsher for cyclists than that of London. Moreover, the city is hilly. Bicycles are not really an option for many people.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #193
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Who had the idea to name that station "Finocchio"?
I thought about that too.
(Finocchio in Italian means "fennel" but it' s also a way to define someone silly)
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Old September 20th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #194
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Who had the idea to name that station "Finocchio"?
The name of the station comes from the homonymous area, known in ancient times for the cultivation of fennel (Finocchio)
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Old September 20th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #195
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I think that a good idea was to merge tram lines 2 and 8 in only one. I don't know if that's possible, maybe the route could go by Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso and Via del Plesbicito. Is it impossible to do it? Tell me, romans xD
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Old January 31st, 2013, 05:42 PM   #196
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It's possible, but there's no money to do it.

Some updates:
Line C, strech Pantano - Centocelle:

Torrenova station: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=4219

Giardinetti station: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=4222

Torre Maura station: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=4223

Torre Spaccata station: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=4224

Alessandrino Station: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=4226



Then, a video, showing a train running on a bridge located after Torrenova station: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esKDjFoXe_k

Tests have been done and they're doing them still now. The line will probably opened in September/October 2013, and Jonio station in December 2013.

Meanwhile, from Argentina (tram 8 terminus) to Piazza Venezia they're building tram rails, to modify line 8. From Casaletto to Venezia (instead of Argentina).

This job will be done to extend the line to Termini station via Via Cavour.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 06:08 PM   #197
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Tram 8 from Argentina to Venezia will run via Via Florida and Via delle Botteghe Oscure or via Via del Plebescito?

Is Argentina-Termini extension opening all at once, or Argentina-Venezia followed by Venezia-Termini?
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Old January 31st, 2013, 06:12 PM   #198
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Tram 8 from Argentina to Venezia will run via Via Florida and Via delle Botteghe Oscure or via Via del Plebescito?

Is Argentina-Termini extension opening all at once, or Argentina-Venezia followed by Venezia-Termini?
Argentina - Venezia will run via Via delle Botteghe Oscure.

Venezia - Termini is not scheduled yet. But it's on the "Rapporto Ferrotranviario 1.0", which is something in which all the lines and the next extensions are written.

So, sooner or later, Venezia - Termini will work. We do not know when, though.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 06:19 PM   #199
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Tram 8 extension will run via Via Florida and Via delle Botteghe Oscure, until Piazza San Marco, at the beginning of Piazza Venezia.



At the moment is not expected the extension Venezia-Termini.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:32 PM   #200
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So that means that the current tram stop in Largo di Torre Argentina will be removed and replaced by a new one a few metres behind, in Largo Arenula, before the line turns to Via Florida?

I understand that Via delle Botteghe Oscure is better for the tram than Via del Plebiscito, but it's sad that the current terminus of the line will disappear, since it's closer to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona...

I thought the idea was to reach Termini via Via Nazionale instead of using Via Cavour. The old proposal made more sense, since Via Cavour already has metro service, while Via Nazionale doesn't.
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