Roma-Lido Railway to Lido Centro for Church of Santa Maria Regina Pacis in Ostia Lido • Titular Church of H.Em. William Cardinal Goh

Rome-Lido Railway to Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis (Church of Saint Mary Queen of Peace in Ostia Lido), Titular Church of H.Em. William Cardinal Goh

Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis or Church of Saint Mary Queen of Peace in Ostia Lido is a titular church in Ostia, southwest of Rome. On 27 August 2022, Pope Francis entrusted H.Em. William Cardinal Goh, Archbishop of Singapore, as the Cardinal-Priest of Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis. The Roma-Lido Railway provides train access from central Rome to Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis a Ostia Lido.

Rome Urban Metro Rail Map

Click to access mappa-metro-e-ferrovie-metropolitane.pdf

The Roma-Lido Railway is part of the Metrebus Rome System and Rome Metrebus tickets are valid throughout the line.

Rome Public Transport Tickets & Passes (Rome Metrebus Tickets)

  • BIT Integrated Timed Ticket valid for 100 minutes after validation: €1.50
  • 10-BIT 10 Integrated Timed Tickets valid for every 100 minutes after each validation: €15.00
  • Roma 24H Ticket valid for 24 hours after validation: €7
  • Roma 48H Ticket valid for 48 hours after validation: €12.50
  • Roma 72H Ticket valid for 72 hours after validation: €18.00
  • CIS Integrated Weekly Card valid for 7 calendar days from validation inclusive: €24.00

Tickets can be purchased from Atac ticket offices or at authorized shops such as newsagents, tobacconists, and affiliated bars. Look out for a big T sign anywhere along the streets for a Tabaccherie.

There are more types and combinations of Rome Metrebus tickets available but they should not apply unless you are travelling further out of Rome. The full list of tickets can be found here.

Roma Termini Railway Station

My journey started from Roma Termini.

The Roma-Lido Railway is accessed first with the Rome Metro Line B towards Laurentina, which you need to interchange at Piramide (Roma Porta San Paolo)* for.

*During maintenance works, the Roma-Lido Railway may start from EUR Magliana instead.

The Line B from Roma Termini to Piramide (Roma Porta San Paolo) is on a shared sector on both branches of Line B, so the wait shouldn’t take too long.

Do be ready for crowds as this line also goes to the Colosseum with lots of tourists. Watch out for pickpockets.

The interchanges from Rome Metro Line B to the Roma-Lido Railway are marked out on the route map on board the train. Change at Piramide for Roma Porta San Paolo on the Roma-Lido Railway.

Piramide Metro Station (Metro Line B)

The journey from Roma Termini to Piramide takes about 8 minutes.

Use the overhead bridge and concourse to change stations.

The interchange between is a paid link. There is no need to exit the fare gates, though if you have a ticket worth more than 1 trip, you can exit for a little bit of sightseeing if the train is not departing soon.

Follow the signs to Roma Porta San Paolo for the Roma-Lido Railway.

Roma Porta San Paolo Railway Station

There are 2 links between Piramide and Roma Porta San Paolo, and unfortunately I got the furthest one, so I had to walk down the length of the platform to the end to change platforms.

Roma Porta San Paolo is an end-on station.

I got to the third platform from the interchange passage just as a train arrived. Perfect.

Do note that platforms don’t seem to be numbered at Roma Porta San Paolo. Just follow the crowd.

Do also note that Roma-Lido Railway operates with a low frequency of just 2 or 3 trains per hour.

The alighting crowd from the train.

I walked down the length of the platform again to get a seat towards the front of the train where I expect would be less crowded.

The Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) MA300 6-car train used on the Roma-Lido Railway. This is the same rolling stock as found on the Rome Metro Lines A and B.

Looking towards Lido.

The front car was also almost fully seated, since frequency on the Roma-Lido Railway is quite poor, but at least I could get an empty seat.

The route map of the Roma-Lido Railway.

Departing from Roma Porta San Paolo.

Photography out of train windows on the Roma-Lido Railway isn’t great, as you can see why from the sheer amount of vandalism the train had received.

Basilica San Paolo Railway Station

Making a brief stop at Basilica San Paolo for Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. This is also an interchange station from the Rome Metro Line B.

EUR Magliana Railway Station

Making a brief stop at EUR Magliana. This is also an interchange station from the Rome Metro Line B.

During maintenance works, the Roma-Lido Railway may start from EUR Magliana instead and not serve Basilica San Paolo and Roma Porta San Paolo. Look and listen out for any unusual signs or announcements on the day of your visit.

The Roma-Lido Railway continues along the line, stopping at all stations at Tor di Valle, Vitinia, Casal Bernocchi-Centro Giano, Acilia, Ostia Antica, and Lido Nord.

Passing by the maintenance yard on the curve towards Lido Centro.

Lido Centro Railway Station

The journey from Roma Porta San Paolo to Lido Centro takes 30 minutes. Alight here at Lido Centro for Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis or Church of Saint Mary Queen of Peace in Ostia Lido.

Heading out the one-way high-gate turnstiles at Lido Centro.

The ticket hall of Lido Centro Railway Station.

The façade of Lido Centro Railway Station.

A bus terminal is located outside Lido Centro Railway Station.

Going towards Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis, there is no doorstep bus service. However, you can take buses 01, 04, 05B, 062, C4, or C13 to Stazione Vecchia (2 stops), or take an easy 5-minute walk of 450 meters. If you are on a BIT Integrated Timed Ticket, make sure that you are still within your 100 minutes validity.

Returning back from Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis, bus 06 serves directly from the church steps, or buses 01, 04, 05B, C4, or C13 from the side slope, or take an easy 5-minute walk of 450 meters. If you are on a BIT Integrated Timed Ticket, make sure that you validate your ticket on board the bus if it has not already been validated.

Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis (Church of Saint Mary Queen of Peace in Ostia Lido)

Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis (Church of Saint Mary Queen of Peace in Ostia Lido) is a 20th-century parochial church and titular church in Ostia, southwest of Rome, dedicated to Mary, Queen of Peace. On 27 August 2022, Pope Francis entrusted H.Em. William Cardinal Goh, Archbishop of Singapore, as the Cardinal-Priest of Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis.

The nave of Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis.

The apse of Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis with a statue of Mary, Queen of Peace.

The dome of the church is located above the crossing.

A pipe organ is located above the narthex.

Heading out the front of Chiesa di Santa Maria Regina Pacis, there is a church car park, along with a set of steps leading down to Via Angelo Celli. Via Angelo Celli leads directly to the beach.

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