Torino Lingotto railway station

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Torino Lingotto
Torino Stazione Lingotto001.JPG
The passenger building.
LocationVia Mario Pannunzio
10127 Torino TO
Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont
Italy
Coordinates 45°01′36″N07°39′25″E / 45.02667°N 7.65694°E / 45.02667; 7.65694 Coordinates: 45°01′36″N07°39′25″E / 45.02667°N 7.65694°E / 45.02667; 7.65694
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Line(s) Turin–Genoa
Turin–Pinerolo
Turin–Cuneo
Turin–Savona
Distance4.318 km (2.683 mi) from Torino Porta Nuova
Train operators Trenitalia
GTT
Arenaways
Connections
  • Urban bus lines 14, 18, 41, 63, 74
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened1960;59 years ago (1960)
Location
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Torino Lingotto
Location of railway station in Turin

Torino Lingotto railway station (Italian : Stazione di Torino Lingotto) is one of the main stations serving the city and comune of Turin, capital of the region of Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The Torino Lingotto metro station is located nearby, and opened on March 6, 2011.

Italian language Romance language

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<i>Comune</i> third-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic

The comune is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.

Turin Comune in Piedmont, Italy

Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy. It is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Turin and of the Piedmont region, and was the first capital city of Italy from 1861 to 1865. The city is located mainly on the western bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley, and is surrounded by the western Alpine arch and Superga Hill. The population of the city proper is 878,074 while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The Turin metropolitan area is estimated by the OECD to have a population of 2.2 million.

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Opened in 1960, the station is the third most important in Turin, after Torino Porta Nuova and Torino Porta Susa. It forms part of the Turin–Genoa main line, and is also a stop on three secondary railways, which link Turin with Pinerolo, Cuneo and Savona, respectively.

Torino Porta Nuova railway station railway station

Torino Porta Nuova railway station is the main railway station of Turin, northern Italy. It is the third busiest station in Italy for passenger flow after Rome Termini and Milan Central, with about 192,000 journeys per day and 70 million travellers a year and a total of about 350 trains per day. Porta Nuova is a terminal station, with trains arriving perpendicularly to the facade. The station is located in corso Vittorio Emanuele II, right in front of piazza Carlo Felice.

Torino Porta Susa railway station railway station in Turin, Italy

Torino Porta Susa is a railway station in Turin, northern Italy; it is the second busiest mainline station in the city, after Torino Porta Nuova. It is located in Corso Inghilterra.

Turin–Genoa railway railway line

The Turin–Genoa railway line is a major Italian rail line, connecting the cities of Turin and Genoa. It is 169 km long.

The station is managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). Most train services are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company. The remaining train services are operated by GTT, a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the provinces of Turin, Alessandria, Cuneo and Asti, and Arenaways, an open-access railway operator that began passenger operations in November 2010.

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana company

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) is the Italian railway infrastructure manager, subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), a state-owned holding company. RFI is the owner of Italy's railway network, it provides signalling, maintenance and other services for the railway network. It also operates train ferries between the Italian Peninsula and Sicily.

Trenitalia is the primary train operator in Italy. A subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, itself owned by the Italian government, it was established in 2000 following a European Union directive on the deregulation of rail transport.

Gruppo Torinese Trasporti public transport company in Turin, Italy

The Gruppo Torinese Trasporti (GTT) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Asti and the Metropolitan City of Turin. It was created in 2003 from the merge of ATM and SATTI, the latter responsible for railway connection in the province of Turin as well as for the Turin metro. GTT is now wholly owned by the Turin City Hall.

Location

Torino Lingotto railway station is situated in Via Mario Pannunzio, in the district of Lingotto, to the south east of Turin's city centre. It is near the well known former FIAT car factory also named Lingotto, and the Arco olimpico, symbol of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Mario Pannunzio was an Italian journalist and politician. As a journalist he was the director in charge of the daily newspaper Risorgimento Liberale in the 1940s and of the weekly political magazine Il Mondo in the 1950s. As a politician he was a co-founder of the revived Italian Liberal Party in the 1940s and then of the Radical Party in 1955.

Lingotto area in Turin, Italy

Lingotto is a district of Turin, Italy, and the location of the Lingotto building in Via Nizza. This building once housed an automobile factory built by Fiat.

2006 Winter Olympics 20th edition of Winter Olympics, held in Turin (Italy) in 2006

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Turin 2006 or Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Piedmont, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time that Italy had hosted the Winter Olympic Games, the first being the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960 in Rome. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 Games in June 1999.

History

The station was founded in 1960 as a railway stop without a passenger building. The facility was later transformed into a station equipped with a building suitable for accommodating both departing and arriving passengers.

Station building main building of a passenger railway station

A station building, also known as a head house, is the main building of a passenger railway station. It is typically used principally to provide services to passengers.

With the increase in the number of trains passing through daily (from 240 to 270 in just a few years), it was decided in 1970 to extend the double-track section from Lingotto to Trofarello railway station, on the Turin-Genoa railway.

Trofarello railway station railway station in Italy

Trofarello railway station serves the town and comune of Trofarello, in the Piedmont region, northwestern Italy.

The 1960 passenger building was demolished in 1980 to make way for the current passenger building, which was opened in 1984.

Facilities

The station has eleven through tracks and seven platform tracks, divided into two groups: northern section (four tracks) and southern section (three tracks).

Lingotto station on the Metropolitana di Torino (Turin Metro) was opened nearby on March 6, 2011.

Future

The station is the subject of local government studies, given its growing importance to the southern part of the city.

The assumed reduction in future capacity of Torino Porta Nuova may further increase the station's importance. Local governments are working on the possible integration and synergy with the former Lingotto factory complex.

On 20 November 2007, the architect Massimiliano Fuksas submitted a preliminary project commissioned by the Piedmont Region for the redevelopment of the Via Nizza area, which previously housed the now demolished factories of Fiat Aviazione. The subsequently approved plan included construction of a new Piedmont Region Headquarters within a 686 ft skyscraper, currently set to open in 2018. [1]

Services

Long distance

Trains stopping at the station include InterCity and night trains, which operate via Genoa. There are direct long distance connections with Genoa, Pisa, Livorno, Rome, Naples and Salerno.

Regional

Torino Lingotto railway station is served by the lines 1, 2 and 4 of the Turin metropolitan railway service.

Preceding station  Turin SFM  Following station
toward  Pont Canavese
SFM1
toward  Chieri
toward  Chivasso
SFM2
toward  Pinerolo
toward  Torino Stura
SFM4
toward  Bra
toward  Torino Stura
SFM7
toward  Fossano

Interchange and connections

The station offers interchange with urban bus lines 14, 18, 41, 63 and 74. It also offers a connection to the Lingotto metro station.

See also

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References

  1. Regione Piemonte Tower, www.emporis.com

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This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version, and incorporates information from the German language version, as at February 2011.