Civitavecchia, 12 February 2019
Civitavecchia express is the non-stop link between Civitavecchia and Roma San Pietro/Roma Ostiense, which is dedicated to cruise-ship passengers. This increased capacity will also improve the travelling comfort of commuters on the FL5 line from Rome to Civitavecchia.
Much sought after by the Region of Lazio, and created by Trenitalia as part of the 2018–2032 Service Agreement, the new connection was presented today at Civitavecchia Station by Maria Giaconia Director of the Regional Passenger Division of Trenitalia, Mauro Alessandri, Councillor for Public Works, Environmental Protection and Mobility at the Region of Lazio, and Lorenza Bonaccorsi, Councillor for Tourism at the Region of Lazio.
There will be four trains a day from 1 April to 14 December, two in the morning going to Rome, and two in the afternoon returning to Civitavecchia. They are composed of six Vivalto carriages, and 720 seats, and will increase places available on the FL5 line by around 2,800 sitting places a day. Travel time from Civitavecchia to Roma San Pietro will be 35 to 40 minutes (rather than the current 50 to 55 minutes) and from Civitavecchia to Roma Ostiense it will take 55 minutes (rather than 60 to 70 minutes).
Another feature will be the guarantee of a seat. Only 720 tickets can be sold for the Civitavecchia Express, which is the number of seats in each train, so everyone will be ensured of being able to sit down.
A single ticket will cost ten euros, and a return fifteen euros. Children up to the age of four will be free, while those up to twelve will not pay if accompanied by an adult. Animals are allowed on board and there is no extra charge for large pieces of luggage.
In Civitavecchia Station, in addition to the ticket office there are six self-service ticket machines and two more will be installed in the harbour, as POS. Additionally, Trenitalia will create information points for cruise-ship passengers at both Civitavecchia Station and Roma San Pietro.
The train is an environmentally-friendly means of transport and reduces energy consumption. The Civitavecchia Express, as well as providing a concrete answer to the needs of cruise-ship tourism, which at some times overlaps with commuter traffic, is the ecological alternative for those who use the train for leisure.
The timetable of the Civitavecchia Express has been designed to fit in with holidays, by taking into account the time that cruise ships dock and when they set off again, perhaps after a visit to the Vatican (the station of Roma San Pietro is just five minutes from Saint Peter's Basilica) which is the most sought-after destination for this kind of tourism.