Ancona railway station

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Ancona
Stazione Ancona.jpg
View of the platforms.
Location
Address Piazza Carlo e Nello Rosselli
60100 Ancona AN
Comune Ancona
Province Ancona
Region Marche
Country Italy
Coordinates 43°36′26.76″N 13°29′51.96″E / 43.6074333°N 13.4977667°E / 43.6074333; 13.4977667Coordinates: 43°36′26.76″N 13°29′51.96″E / 43.6074333°N 13.4977667°E / 43.6074333; 13.4977667
Line(s) Bologna–Ancona
Ancona–Lecce
Ancona–Orte
Distance 203.996 km (126.757 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
Elevation 3 m (9.8 ft)
Other information
Opened 1861 (1861)
Platforms 7 (13 tracks[1])
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori
Classification Gold
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass escalators disabled accesscafeteria restaurant newsstand WC taxi stand public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban and suburban buses
Location map
Ancona railway station
Ancona railway station
Ancona railway station
Ancona railway station (Italy)

Ancona railway station, sometimes named Ancona Centrale,[2] is the main railway station of the Italian city of Ancona, in the Marches. It is the most important station of its region and is owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato, the national rail company of Italy.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 17 November 1861, when the railway line from Bologna was completed. The original structure, built in similar style to the one of Bologna Centrale, was heavily damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt few years later.

Structure and transport[edit]

The large station building is composed of two floors and the first one hosts the services for the travellers. The station is located in front of the docks and is a junction for a short line to Ancona Marittima, the station serving the Port of Ancona.

The station is electrified and served by several regional trains. For long distance transport it counts some InterCity, Express and EuroStar trains to Rome, Turin, Milan, Venice, Bari, Bolzano and almost all the most important Italian cities, excluding some as Naples and Palermo. The high-speed trains (EuroStar) link it principally with Rome,[3] Bologna and Pescara, and a direct connection with Genoa and Florence is guaranteed by some inter-regional trains. Periodically, mainly on summer, there are some international trains (Express and EuroCity) to Munich and Vienna.

Facilities[edit]

The station contains two small cafes and a tabacchi, as well as some small retail outlets. It is across the road from an Indian restaurant that remains open late. This restaurant is a good place to wait for late-night trains, as nothing in the station proper is open.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services (incomplete):

  • High speed services (Frecciarossa) Milan - Bologna - Ancona
  • High speed services (Italo) Turin - Milan - Bologna - Ancona
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Turin - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Venice - Padua - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity services Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity services Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Milan - Parma - Bolgona - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Milan - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Turin - Alessandria - Bolgona - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
Eurostar Italia Terminus
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
Eurostar Italia
toward Taranto
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
InterCity
toward Lecce
InterCity
toward Taranto
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
Preceding station   Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori   Following station
Eurostar Italia Terminus


Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 9 crossing tracks and 4 terminals
  2. ^ Links to "Ancona Centrale" from Google
  3. ^ (Italian) Infos at Trenitalia website

External links[edit]

Media related to Ancona railway station at Wikimedia Commons