Opening the railway track between the Valle Aurelia and Vigna Clara stations, consolidating the North rail ring-road and building a cycle path between Monte Ciocci and Roma San Pietro.
These are the more important works that Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (Gruppo FS Italiane) undertakes to commence at the Rome hub to improve the infrastructure on the urban railway network especially for the upcoming Holy Year.
That laid down in the agreement signed by RFI and Roma Capitale on 1 December 2014 therefore become a reality.
Mayor of Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino, the Councillor for Mobility and Transport Guido Improta, the Councillor for Public Works Maurizio Pucci alongside FS Italiane CEO Michele Mario Elia and Rete Ferroviaria Italiana CEO Maurizio Gentile today carried out an inspection between Pineto and Vigna Clara.
The double-track line – totalling around 7km with 4.4km in the Cassia Monte Mario tunnel – that over the last few years has undergone infrastructural renovation will be connected to the FL3 Cesano - Viterbo line at the Valle Aurelia station.
This will ensure improvement to both rail connections to Roma San Pietro and Roma Ostiense and interchanges with the underground line A Valle Aurelia station.
Works at Vigna Clara entail: raising the platforms to make boarding and alighting trains easier, creating tactile itineraries for visually-impaired persons and installing two lifts, video-surveillance camera and an electric gate to close the station at night.
Works are due to finish by the end of 2016 and entail overall investment of around 102 million euros.
This work entails closing the North rail ring-road and building new sections of railway line to connect Vigna Clara with the Roma Smistamento and Roma Tiburtina premises.
The new bridges on the River Tiber and River Aniene are the most demanding works entailed in the project.
In order to solve the problem of illegal housing in the Via Camposampiero area (Tor di Quinto), an initial feasibility study has been drawn up to include changes to by-pass the occupied area. The solutions developed will also ensure connection with the Tor di Quinto station managed by ATAC [Rome city bus services]; a car park for around 1000 cars may also be built here.
Examination is currently underway to see whether the old FL3 premises including bridges and arches and subsequent tunnel towards St. Peter’s that run alongside the new track adjacent to Valle Aurelia can be used for the new bicycle and pedestrian path from Monte Ciocci to Roma San Pietro, covering 1,450 metres and 600 of which on railway premises.
This will continue the current cycle path (of around 5 kilometres) already built by RFI between Parco di Monte Ciocci (near the Valle Aurelia stop) and the Monte Mario station.
The new path will be part of the more extensive project entailing the creation of around 20km of cycle path in Rome, around 11 of which on railway premises: Monte Ciocci - Roma San Pietro (1,450m), Roma Tiburtina - San Lorenzo – Rome Termini (3,550m), Roma Prenestina - Salone - Ponte di Nona (13km) and Torricola - Parco Appia Antica (1,200m).