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This page is devoted to photographs of the Rome tramways, run by ATAC (Azienda Tramviaria Autofiloviaria Comunale). The system has six routes, as shown on the map below. From the 1930s, the livery of Rome trams was green This changed to orange from the 1970s. New articuled trams delivered in 1998 reverted to an attractive two-tone green livery, and older trams are being modified also. Click on the map to open a large version in a new window.
 

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Rome Trams
 
All photos © Ian Boyle, April 2004.
 
 
 
7000-Series - Stanga Class
 
The 7000-Series of 6-axle trams consist of two batches. They are known as Stanga Class after their builders. 50 trams numbered 7001-7099 were delivered between 1948-49 - only the odd numbers were used to number Rome powered cars at this time. In 1953, a further batch of 8 similar trams (with more powerful motors) were supplied to STEFER (Societa Tramvie e Ferrovie Elettriche di Roma) for their standard gauge interurban line to Cinecitta. They were numbered 501-508 in STEFER service, but became 7101-7115 when they passed to ATAC in 1980. The original prototype articulated tram 7001 of 1941 was damaged in the war, and was scrapped in 1950.
 
 
Tram 7011 at the Porta Maggiori interchange, where six of Rome's eight tram routes converge.
 
 
Tram 7027 on the narrow streets near the V.Giovanni/Amendola terminus of route 5 (ex-route 516).
 
 
Tram 7029 and 7113 near the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 7031 at the V.Giovanni/Amendola terminus.
This is the closest tram terminus to the main Rome Termini station.
 
 
Tram 7033 at the Porta Maggiori interchange, where six of Rome's eight tram routes converge.
 
 
Tram 7033 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
The 950mm guage tracks of the Ferovia Urbana to Pantano cross in the foreground.
 
 
Tram 7041 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 7047 on the narrow streets near the V.Giovanni/Amendola terminus of route 14 (shared with route 5 at this point).
 
 
Tram 7079 near the V.Giovanni/Amendola terminus of routes 5 and 14.
This illustrates the problems of street running, since the tram could not pass the parked car.
There were six further trams waiting behind.
 
 
Tram 7087 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 7067 at the V.Giovanni/Amendola terminus.
 
 
Tram 7087 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 7089 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
Tram 7089 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 7091 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
Tram 7091 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 7107 of the later ex-STEFER 1953 series at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
This tram has a pantograph, whereas most 7000 series have a bow collector.
 
 
Tram 7107 of the later 1953 series at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 7107 of the later 1953 series at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 7109 of the later 1953 series at the V.Giovanni/Amendola terminus.
This tram has a pantograph, whereas most 7000 series have a bow collector.
 
 
Tram 7109 at the Porta Maggiori interchange, where six of Rome's eight tram routes converge.
 
 
Tram 7109 at the Porta Maggiori interchange, where six of Rome's eight tram routes converge.
 
 
Tram 7109 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 7109 interior.
 
 
Tram 7109 interior.
 
 
Tram 7109 interior.
 
 
Tram 7109 interior.
 
 
 
 
 
 
8000-Series - PCC Class
 
The 8000-Series of twenty 4-axle bogie trams (8001-8039 - only odd numbers were used) were delivered between 1957-58. Further deliveries were planned, but no new trams were authorised for Rome between 1958 and 1990. The last of these trams were withdrawn from normal service in February 2004.
 
 
 
 
 
 
9000-Series - Socimi Class
 
Trams 9001-9033 were delivered between 1990-92 by Socimi/AEG. They have low-floor central areas.
 
 
Socimi tram 9013 at Parco Celio on route 3, repainted in green livery.
 
 
Tram 9013 between Parco Celio and Colosseo on route 3.
 
 
Socimi tram 9016 at the Porta Maggiori interchange, where six of Rome's eight tram routes converge.
 
 
Tram 9019 at Parco Celio on route 3.
The Colosseum is in the background.
 
 
Tram 9025 at the Porta Maggiori interchange, where six of Rome's eight tram routes converge.
 
 
Tram 9025 at the Porta Maggiori interchange, where six of Rome's eight tram routes converge.
 
 
Socimi tram 9025 passing the Colosseum on route 3.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9100-Series - FIAT-I Class
 
Low-floor 8-axle trams 9100-9128 were delivered between 1998-99 by FIAT. They have a 70% low-floor (350mm) configuration, with raised areas over the power bogies.
 
 
Tram 9121 passing the Colosseum on route 3.
 
 
Tram 9121 passing the Colosseum on route 3.
 
 
Tram 9121 between Parco Celio and Colosseo on route 3.
 
 
 
Tram 9123, with excessive advertising, at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 9123, with excessive advertising, at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
 
 
 
 
9200-Series - FIAT-II Class
 
The 9200 series of 8-axle and 10-axle trams were delivered by FIAT from 1999. They have a 100% low-floor layout (350mm). Most have a length of 33.5 m, but some have been delivered with two extra sections and a length of 41 m. I did not manage to photograph any of the longer versions.
 
 
Tram 9212 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 9212 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Tram 9214 at the Argentina terminus of route 8.
 
 
Tram 9220 at the Argentina terminus of route 8.
 
 
Tram 9202 at Min.Istuzione (Trastevere) where routes 8 and 3 combine.
 
 
Tram 9234 at the Porta Maggiori interchange, where six of Rome's eight tram routes converge.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferovia Urbana: Roma-Pantano
 
This is a 950mm gauge interurban line which starts at Laziali adjacent to the main station at Termini. This route was originally run by STEFER (Societa Tramvie e Ferrovie Elettriche di Roma) to Fiuggi. Most trains are run with 8-axle articulated sets built to three designs between 1952 and 1989. At peak periods, the older vehicles in the pictures below operate, all of which seemed to suffer badly from graffiti (as did the Rome Metro sets). The running gear is pre-war, although new bodies were added between 1958-62.
 
 
Driving trailer 106 at the Porta Maggiori interchange, where the Ferovia Urbana links with six of Rome's eight tram routes.
 
 
Set 426 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Set 426 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
The bridge carrying the main lines into Termini can be seen on the right.
 
 
Set 426 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Sets 428 and 426 pass at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
These are short workings to/from Grotte Celloni.
 
 
Sets 428 and 426 pass at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
Two openings through the Roman walls were created for the trains.
 
 
Set 426 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
Set 426 at the Porta Maggiori interchange.
 
 
 
 
 
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