Chaos in Rome metro due to technical faults

epa06432663 People stand in front of a closed gate to an underground trains at Rome's Termini train station during the transport strike in Rome, Itlay, 12 January 2018. A 24-hour strike by Rome's public transport company ATAC is affecting Rome?s buses, trams, metro and light rail services Roma-Lido, Roma-Viterbo and Termini-Centocelle. The strike was called over fears that ATAC working conditions will be changing as a result of the city's recent plan to restructure the transport company. EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO PERI

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Passengers were forced to walk for hundreds of metres in a Rome metro tunnel after several cars on a train were evacuated for technical faults on Friday.

The train came to a halt between the Linea B stops of Circo Massimo and Colosseo, among the most frequented on that line.

In order to reach Colosseo, passengers got off the train in their hundreds and walked along the tunnel, which was lit by emergency lights.

Rome transport company ATAC said the B line was blocked between the stations of Castro Pertorio and San Paolo, farther out.

Also on Friday, platforms and escalators at Termini station’s metro stop were not functioning.

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