Railway stations in Italy

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Most railway stations in Italy are maintained and operated by RFI, a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Group. A minor part of them are operated by private and regional companies, conceded by the state. [1] [2]

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Stations by region

Lists of railway stations in Italy by region. [3]

Classification

RFI classifies stations into Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories. [4]

Platinum

Major stations with over 6,000 passengers per day. As major interchanges they will have many departures and arrivals daily, and will be served by high-speed/long-distance services. They are the principal stations for the Italian cities they serve. They have the highest commercial potential (both fares and revenue from on-site merchants). [5]

Gold

Gold stations have high traffic levels. These include major urban inter-changes and stations serving large towns. They have a lower commercial potential.

Silver

This class includes all other small to medium-sized stations served by metropolitan and regional services. Some of these may be served by long-distance services.

Bronze

Small stations with low passenger numbers. This includes minor stations served by regional services.

Busiest stations

RankRailway StationAnnual entries/exits (millions)Number of platformsCityRegion
1 Roma Termini 150 [6] 32 Rome Lazio
2 Milano Centrale 145 [7] 24 Milan Lombardy
3 Torino Porta Nuova 70 [8] 20 Turin Piedmont
4 Firenze Santa Maria Novella 59 [9] 19 Florence Tuscany
5 Bologna Centrale 58 [10] 28 Bologna Emilia-Romagna
6 Roma Tiburtina 51 [11] 20 Rome Lazio
7 Napoli Centrale 50 [12] 25 Naples Campania
8 Milano Cadorna 33.1 [13] 10 Milan Lombardy
9 Venezia Mestre 31 [14] 13 Venice Veneto
10 Venezia Santa Lucia 30 [14] 16 Venice Veneto

Operation

Grandi Stazioni is the commercial operator of 13 platinum-level railway stations. Centostazioni operates another 103 stations, including Milano Porta Garibaldi, Padova and Pisa Centrale. Both companies are owned by Ferrovie dello Stato.

See also

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Torino Porta Susa railway station

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Torino Porta Nuova railway station

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Genova Piazza Principe railway station

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Centostazioni S.p.A. is a subsidiary of Italian holding company Ferrovie dello Stato. The company was created to redevelop and manage 103 medium-sized Italian railway stations.

Grandi Stazioni

Grandi Stazioni S.p.A. is a member company of Italy's Ferrovie dello Stato group. It was created to rehabilitate and manage, even commercially, the 13 biggest Italian railway stations.

Chiavari railway station

Chiavari railway station serves the town and comune of Chiavari, in the Liguria region, northwestern Italy. Opened in 1868, it forms part of the Pisa–La Spezia–Genoa railway, and is situated between La Spezia and Genoa.

Biella San Paolo railway station

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Grosseto railway station

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Fiumicino Aeroporto railway station

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Campobasso railway station

Campobasso railway station serves the city and comune of Campobasso, in the region of Molise, southern Italy. Opened in 1883, it is located on the Termoli–Venafro railway.

Lodi railway station (Lombardy) Railway station in Italy

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Carrara-Avenza railway station

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Bologna–Ancona railway

The Bologna–Ancona railway is an Italian railway that connects the city of Bologna with the city of Ancona, passing through the Po Valley to Rimini and along the Adriatic coast for the rest of the line.

References

  1. (in Italian) Article with a list of some Italian private railways
  2. (in Italian) See also: it:Ferrovie in concessione
  3. "Le stazioni oggi REGIONE per REGIONE". 2009 Network Statement. RFI. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  4. "La classificazione delle stazioni ferroviarie" (in Italian). RFI. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
  5. Tratto da rfi.it Archived 2008-05-01 at the Wayback Machine URL consultato il 10-02-2008.
  6. "Roma Termini - Roma Termini - Grandi Stazioni".
  7. "Stazione di Milano Centrale - Info Stazione Milano Centrale - Tour Virtuale stazione | Milano Centrale". www.milanocentrale.it (in Italian). Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  8. "Torino Porta Nuova - Torino Porta Nuova - Grandi Stazioni".
  9. "Firenze S. Maria Novella - Firenze S. Maria Novella - Grandi Stazioni".
  10. "Bologna Centrale - Bologna Centrale - Grandi Stazioni".
  11. "Roma Tiburtina - Roma Tiburtina - Grandi Stazioni".
  12. "Napoli Centrale - Napoli Centrale - Grandi Stazioni". Archived from the original on 2017-08-08. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  13. Bilancio Sociale "LeNord" 2004-2005
  14. 1 2 "Venezia Mestre - Venezia Mestre - Grandi Stazioni".

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