Aosta railway station

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Aosta
Gare d'Aoste.JPG
The passenger building.
Location
Address Piazza/Place Innocenzo Manzetti
11100 Aosta/Aoste
Comune Aosta
Region  Aosta Valley
Country Italy
Coordinates 45°44′03″N 07°19′21″E / 45.73417°N 7.32250°E / 45.73417; 7.32250Coordinates: 45°44′03″N 07°19′21″E / 45.73417°N 7.32250°E / 45.73417; 7.32250
Line(s) Chivasso–Ivrea–Aosta
Aosta–Pré-Saint-Didier
Distance 98.619 km (61.279 mi)
from Chivasso
Other information
Opened 1886 (1886)
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Classification Gold
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass cafeteria newsstand WC taxi stand public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban (SVAP)
Suburban (SAVDA)
Location map
Aosta railway station
Aosta railway station
Aosta railway station
Aosta railway station (Northern Italy)

Aosta railway station (Italian: Stazione di Aosta; French: Gare d'Aoste) is the main station serving the city and comune of Aosta, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley, northwestern Italy. Opened in 1886, it forms part of the Chivasso–Ivrea–Aosta railway, and is also a junction station for a branch line to nearby Pré-Saint-Didier, in the Valdigne, on the way towards Courmayeur.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Train services to and from the station are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

Location[edit]

Aosta railway station is situated in the southern part of the city, a few hundred metres (yards) from the city centre.

Features[edit]

The station has recently been renovated. It is composed of a single building with ticketing, waiting rooms, a cafe bar, a bistro restaurant and a tobacconist. A minor building, adjacent to the main one, is the headquarters of the railway police.

The station yard has eight tracks, of which five are dedicated to passenger trains, and faced by platforms equipped with steel canopies. Recently, Centrostazioni fitted the platforms and the subway to Via Paravera with illuminated signs indicating destinations and schedules.

There is no goods shed at the station. In recent years, the only goods traffic passing through the station has been consignments of slate, widely used for roofing in the Aosta Valley, and cargoes of waste, particularly of scrap metal, from Cogne Aciers spéciaux (CAS), a steelworks located near the station. The scrap metal was destined for foundries, and was transported several days a week by goods trains hauled by two D345 class diesel locomotives (one at each end of the train) or the new D242 class diesel locomotives.

Until 2001-2002, the station was managed in collaboration with military railway engineers (who were involved in the management of the Chivasso–Aosta railway).

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about one million passenger movements each year.[1] It is used mainly by students attending colleges in the Aosta Valley, by commuters and by tourists.

The main destinations for passengers are Turin, Chivasso, Ivrea and Pré-Saint-Didier.

Interchange[edit]

Piazza Innocent Manzetti, in front of the station, is the terminus for the majority of Aosta's urban bus lines.

Near the Piazza is the Georges Carrel parking station, and Aosta bus station, the terminus of the bus lines of the SAVDA company.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website. Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010.  (Italian)

External links[edit]

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version, and includes information from the French language version, as of December 2010.