On April 21, it has opened a new metro station B1 of Rome: Jonio, which becomes the new terminal. In this way, the third line of the Rome underground stretch of a mile and adds to the already existing stops Annibaliano, Libia and Conca d’oro.
Work on the introduction of a third subway line in Rome began in 2009 and today is only open this new station that will facilitate the transport to other areas of Rome as the one around Piazza Bologna, the Nomentano, the district Trieste and Montesacro and the inhabitants of other Roman suburbs will reach the city center quickly.
At 5:30 am on April 21 started the first train from the new terminal with years late, but that is able to serve between 30 000 and 50 000 people residing in the surrounding neighborhoods, and that arrive every morning from outside Rome.
This operation was very complicated because the rails of the railway line were built in twenty-eight meters from the road with an investment of 220 million euro from the Capitol.
The initial project saw this part of the subway line continuation with the Bufalotta district, but the lack of time and funding has not allowed that the project was designed and built.
Meanwhile Rome is waiting to see the new open 15 stations of metro C.