FS, reopening a stretch of the Rome railway loop

Services are set to restart between Valle Aurelia and Vigna Clara

Rome, 13 June 2022

Now on track the railway connection between Vigna Clara and Valle Aurelia, a strategic line for the northern quadrant of the city of Rome. This connection has been made possible thanks to the reactivation of the Valle Aurelia - Vigna Clara railway ring section and the reopening to the public of the Vigna Clara station, which has been completely renovated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (Gruppo FS Italiane).

Reactivating this section represents a significant first step towards the closure of the railway ring and a fundamental target for the sustainable mobility of northern Rome, thanks to the connection with the A and B Metro lines and the Fl3 line to Viterbo.

The restyling of the station completely modified and renovated the passenger building, creating primary and secondary services for travellers, upgrading the train platforms, replacing the lifts, as well as modernising the technological rooms, lighting systems and signage. This is all to improve the accessibility of the railway infrastructure by enabling barrier-free and easy accessibility of transport services to all citizens. The overall investment for construction of the Vigna Clara station amounted to approximately 6.1 million euro.

“The activation of the line and reopening of the Vigna Clara station represent a historic moment for us,” emphasised Vera Fiorani – Extraordinary Commissioner for the completion of Rome’s railway ring and Managing Director of RFI. “Despite the many difficulties encountered in recent years, we have never stopped and today, we can finally reactivate the line and open the doors of a fully renovated station. Now, our commitment is to achieve the doubling of the Valle Aurelia-Vigna Clara for the 2025 Jubilee and progressively complete the railway ring, with the continuation of the line towards Val d’Ala and Nomentana.”

Thanks to the Service Contract signed by Trenitalia and the Lazio Region, as of today – Monday, 13 June – there will be 18 weekday connections along the line, with 6 pairs of trains to S. Pietro and 3 to Roma Ostiense. The new services shall cover the approximately 7.5 kilometres between Vigna Clara and Valle Aurelia in under 10 minutes, to which a further 15 will be added for Roma Ostiense, stopping at the intermediate stations of Roma S. Pietro, Quattro Venti and Roma Trastevere.