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SYSTRA CONTRIBUTES TO THE RELAUNCH OF THE TRAMWAY IN ROME

Our Italian team at SYSTRA SOTECNI have won two of the five work packages launched as part of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for the Italian capital.

SYSTRA CONTRIBUTES TO THE RELAUNCH OF THE TRAMWAY IN ROME

The work concerns the two largest lots in terms of assignments and value, representing three quarters of the new lines to be designed out of the 37.3 km planned in the SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan). These are key sections for increasing the capacity of the network, as they are expected to carry 190,000 passengers per day out of the 250,000 per day expected for the completed network.

We are in a JV composed of SYSTRA S.A., Architecna Engineering, Go Mobility, VDP and Cooperativa Poleis. The contract covers a technical and economic feasibility study, with an option for final and detailed design.

This is a major success which confirms the relevance of SYSTRA’s strategy, adopted by SYSTRA SOTECNI in Italy. SYSTRA SOTECNI is making a positive and significant contribution to the development of urban and sustainable transport in Italy, a commitment that will support the growing demand for mobility while limiting carbon emissions.

In service since the 19th century, the Roman tramway now has 6 lines with 40km of track and 100 stations. The opening of new lines, interrupted since 1998, will resume with the implementation of the SUMP plan for urban and sustainable mobility. SYSTRA SOTECNI will be working for Roma Servizi per la Mobilità Srl, which is responsible for all studies, developments, creation, and management of mobility services locally on behalf of the special municipal authority Roma Capitale. The latter has awarded us Lots 4 and 5, the implementation of which will transform the attractiveness of public transport.

To the east of Rome, Lot 4 provides for the improvement of the service to a densely populated area (235,700 inhabitants) through the creation of two new sections:
  • The extension of the future G line, enabling among others access to the Tor Vergata university campus and Città della Conoscenza, the Roman SIllicon Valley ;
  • The creation of a new line H, about 10km long.

Lot 5 concerns the construction of a 14.8 km tangential line to the south of Rome, with an expected ridership of 150,000 passengers/day, and will be interconnected with metro line B and the extension of tram line 14.

In order to create these new routes, particular attention will be paid to the archaeological heritage, in order to find the best possible insertion of the routes, especially for access to the Appia Antica regional park, one of the green lungs of the Italian capital, where, until now, 90% of the visitors go by car.

SYSTRA SOTECNI has acquired a leading reputation in the tramway sector in Italy. In addition to Bologna and Messina contracts were signed for the preliminary designs for line 4 and the extension of line 2 of the Florence tramway in 2019 and for the Detailed Design of the 2.5km extension of the Cagliari tramway in Sardinia in 2018.

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