Rome Metro Lines and Trains
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Rome's Metro lines
Rome has two Metro lines, which are arranged in a slightly misshapen "X" with Termini Station at the center. (See map.)
Linea A is the nicer of the two lines, with modern open-plan trains like the one in the photo above. (Linea B's trains aren't air-conditioned and can be stuffy in summer.) Still, both lines are functional and convenient, and unless you're traveling at an odd time on a Sunday or holiday, you won't need to wait more than a few minutes for a train.
Entering the Metro
The Metropolitana is open from 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on every day except Saturday, when trains run until 12:30 a.m.
When you're ready to travel, head for the turnstiles and do one of the following:
The turnstile gates will open when your ticket or pass is recognized, and you'll need to keep the ticket or pass with you while traveling on the Metro.
Riding the trains
Once you're past the turnstiles, head for the train platforms. You may need to take an escalator or a flight of stairs. (Unfortunately, most Metro stations are not wheelchair-accessible.)
On the platform, you'll see an electronic sign that tells how soon the next train will arrive.
You'll also see a warning to stay behind the yellow line at the edge of the platform.
When the train comes, wait for the doors to open and stand aside to let passengers exit the car. If no one is getting off, press the button by the doors to open them.
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