Rome, buses and trams during the final: everything changes. Regular service
Change everything. After almost 48 hours of protests on social media and indignation over the apparently inexplicable decision to stop surface transport from 10pm to 3am, the backlash arrives. It is the Capitol that communicates the reversal of course, at the end of a public order committee.
“To allow the flow of fans who will follow the UEFA Conference League final between Roma and Feyenoord this evening through the As Roma giant screens in the Olympic Stadium”, reads a note, “at the request of Roma Capitale, the Provincial Committee of Order and Security has arranged the following changes to the public transport service of the Capital: the day and night service on the entire Atac surface network will be regularly operational unless otherwise provided by the Committee. The service will also be regular for the metropolitan network with last trips from the terminus at 11.30 pm. Work has been suspended on the Castro Pretorio-Laurentina section of metro B which will be active on the entire Rebibbia/Ionio-Laurentina line”.
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What happened? A routine meeting was held to define the final details on public order in view of today’s evening. On the part of the Capitol, the position of reversing the initial decision to stop was represented. According to what we learn from qualified sources, it has been considered to apply a system of modular blocks, with modifications to public transport at the moment, if necessary. So, in practice, in the event of celebrations there could be road blocks which will make detours necessary, but these will be established on site.
“The decisions were taken during the committee – prefect Matteo Piantedosi underlines to Adnkronos – I was surprised by the excessive outcry aroused by the previously announced measures, considering that similar measures have already been adopted successfully in the recent past, most recently for the Leicester match at the beginning of May but also for Italy’s matches abroad during the European Championships, precisely to limit acts of vandalism towards public transport, which is not uncommon in these cases, and to protect the safety of passengers”.