Assisi railway station

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Assisi
Stazione di Assisi.JPG
Location
Address Piazza Dante Alighieri
06081 Assisi
(Santa Maria degli Angeli) PG
Comune Assisi
Province Perugia
Region Umbria
Country Italy
Coordinates 43°03′33″N 12°35′07″E / 43.05917°N 12.58528°E / 43.05917; 12.58528Coordinates: 43°03′33″N 12°35′07″E / 43.05917°N 12.58528°E / 43.05917; 12.58528
Line(s) Foligno–Terontola
Distance 15.639 km (9.718 mi)
from Foligno
Elevation 222 m (728 ft)
Other information
Opened 21 July 1866 (1866-07-21)
Platforms 3
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Ferrovia Centrale Umbra
Classification Gold
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass cafeteria newsstand WC public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban
Location map
Assisi railway station
Assisi railway station
Assisi railway station
Assisi railway station (Umbria)

Assisi railway station (Italian: Stazione di Assisi) serves the town and comune of Assisi, in the Umbria region, central Italy. Opened in 1866, it forms part of the Foligno–Terontola railway, which also links Florence with Rome.

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

Regional train services calling at the station are operated by Ferrovia Centrale Umbra, which sub-contracts on behalf of Trenitalia.

Location[edit]

Orneore Metelli, Temporale alla stazione di Assisi (1938).

Assisi railway station is situated at Piazza Dante Alighieri, in the frazione of Santa Maria degli Angeli, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 21 July 1866, upon the inauguration of the FolignoCollestrada section of the Foligno–Terontola railway.[1]

Features[edit]

The passenger building is on two levels, but only the ground floor is accessible to the traveller. The first floor houses some Trenitalia offices. Next to the passenger building is another building, single storey but lengthy. It, too, houses Trenitalia offices. On the other side of the passenger building (originally occupied by a goods yard) there are other small single storey buildings, which house the RFI technical departments.

The station yard consists of three tracks: track 1 is just a single track through line, and the other two tracks are used for overtaking. All tracks are served by platforms connected by an underpass.

Previously, there was a goods yard that has now been dismantled. As at 2010, the yard area was vacant.

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about 800,000 passenger movements each year.[2]

Trains are mainly regional rail services, with occasional InterCity trains to Milan, and Eurostar trains to Perugia and Rome. Regional services are operated by Ferrovia Centrale Umbra, which sub-contracts on behalf of Trenitalia. InterCity and long distance services are operated by Trenitalia itself.

About 54 trains call at the station each day. The main destinations of the regional trains are Rome, Florence, Foligno, Terontola-Cortona, Terni and Perugia.

Interchange[edit]

Local bus services link the station with the city centre.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Assisi railway station at Wikimedia Commons

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at December 2010.