Bari Centrale railway station

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Bari Centrale
Stazione di Bari Centrale.jpg
Exterior of the station building.
Location
Address Piazza Aldo Moro
70122 Bari
Comune Bari
Province Bari
Region Apulia
Country Italy
Coordinates 41°07′05″N 16°52′12″E / 41.11806°N 16.87000°E / 41.11806; 16.87000Coordinates: 41°07′05″N 16°52′12″E / 41.11806°N 16.87000°E / 41.11806; 16.87000
Line(s) Ancona–Lecce (Trenitalia)
Bari–Taranto (Trenitalia)
Bari–Martina Franca–Taranto (FSE)
Other information
Opened 1864
Platforms 20
Owner Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Manager Grandi Stazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Ferrovie del Sud Est
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass disabled accesscafeteria newsstand WC taxi stand public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban / suburban
Location map
Bari Centrale railway station
Bari Centrale railway station
Bari Centrale railway station
Bari Centrale railway station (Italy)

Bari Centrale is the main railway station of the Italian city of Bari, capital of Apulia. It is one of the most important railway stations in Italy, with an annual ridership of 14 million.[1]

History[edit]

The station was first built in 1864 and between 1865 and 1906 5 more platforms were added. In the first half of the 20th century it was further enlarged and renewed and in 1946, after World War II, the most recent renovation project was started.

Structure and transport[edit]

An E444 locomotive in the railway station

Bari Centrale lies in the middle of the city, at Aldo Moro square (Piazza Aldo Moro). It is a large junction station with 16 platforms for passenger service (13 for FS trains, 3 for FSE). The station is situated on the lines Ancona-Pescara-Bari-Lecce (FS), Bari-Taranto (FS), Bari-Martina-Taranto (FSE).

The Centrale is an important transportation hub for the Apulia regional services. For long-distance transport it is served by InterCity, EuroStar and Express trains to Reggio Calabria, Rome, Milan, Turin, Venice, Bolzano, Trieste and Zürich. Until 1994 it was served by the express "Parthenon" Athens-Paris.[2]

Train services[edit]

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

  • High speed services (Eurostar Frecciargento) Rome - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High speed services (Eurostar Frecciabianca) Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High speed services (Eurostar Frecciabianca) Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto
  • High speed services (Eurostar Frecciabianca) Turin - Parma - 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
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Foggia - Barletta - Bari
  • Local services Bari - Gioia del Colle - Taranto
  • Local services Bari - Aeroporto - Barletta
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
toward Roma Termini
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
Terminus Treno regionale
toward Taranto
Preceding station   Ferrotramviaria   Following station
toward Barletta
Treno regionale Terminus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bari Centrale". Grandi Stazioni. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Source: "In Treno" - Official FS timetable Summer 1994, Page 32

External links[edit]

Media related to Bari Centrale at Wikimedia Commons