Ancona railway station

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Ancona
View of the platforms.
View of the platforms.
Location Piazza Carlo e Nello Rosselli
60100 Ancona AN
Ancona, Ancona, Marche
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
Elevation 3 m (9.8 ft)
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Bologna–Ancona
Ancona–Lecce
Ancona–Orte
Distance 203.996 km (126.757 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
Platforms 7 (13 tracks[1])
Train operators Trenitalia
Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori
Connections
  • Urban and suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 1861; 154 years ago (1861)
Location
Ancona is located in Marche
Ancona
Ancona
Location within Marche

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