Rising to the mobility challenges in Rome

22 August 2013  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

Atac is the city public transport company of Rome, managing surface transport (bus, tram and trolleybus), metro (lines A, B and B1 and three regional railways), tourist lines and dedicated charter services (including those for people with reduced mobility), interchange parking areas and fee-based parking lots. Atac was the first operator of urban mobility in Italy and is now recognised among the most important in Europe.

Main figures

With 11,783 employees – 9,987 of which are drivers, engine drivers and workmen – and a fleet of 2,450 vehicles – which includes buses, trams, trolleybuses, electric vehicles, subways and trains – Atac operates approximately four million journeys every day, which is the equivalent of around 1.5 billion trips per year. Surface public transport offers 311 routes, covering a network of over 3,500km with 7,037 stops. Three metro lines (A, B and B1) with a total length of 40km and 51 stations carry nearly 800,000 customers each day. The three regional railway lines (Rome–Lido, Rome–Viterbo and Termini–Giardinetti) cover a network of 140km with 72 stations and transport an average of 140,000 passengers per day.

Parking services consist of 30 park and ride areas with 13,000 parking spaces and 76,000 ‘blue stripe’ charged parking spaces.

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