Barletta railway station

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Barletta
View of the piazza and passenger building.
View of the piazza and passenger building.
Location Piazza Francesco Conteduca 1
70051 Barletta BT
Barletta, Barletta, Apulia
Italy
Coordinates 41°18′55″N 16°16′43″E / 41.31528°N 16.27861°E / 41.31528; 16.27861Coordinates: 41°18′55″N 16°16′43″E / 41.31528°N 16.27861°E / 41.31528; 16.27861
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Ancona–Lecce (Trenitalia)
Barletta–Spinazzola (Trenitalia)
Bari–Barletta (FT)
Distance 593.919 km (369.044 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
Platforms 7
Train operators Trenitalia
Ferrotramviaria (FNB)
Connections
  • Urban and suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 11 August 1864; 150 years ago (1864-08-11)
Location
Barletta is located in Apulia
Barletta
Barletta
Location within Apulia

Barletta railway station (Italian: Stazione di Barletta) is the main station serving the city and comune of Barletta, in the region of Apulia, southern Italy. Opened in 1864, it forms part of the Adriatic Railway (Ancona–Lecce), and is also a junction station for two other, regional, lines, the Barletta–Spinazzola railway, and the Bari–Barletta railway, operated by Ferrotramviaria.

In the past, the station was also connected with the Port of Barletta, by a line ending at Barletta Marittima railway station, but that connection is now closed.

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

Services on the Ferrovie del Nord Barese are operated by Ferrotramviaria (FT).

Location[edit]

Barletta railway station is situated at Piazza Francesco Conteduca, on the southern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 11 August 1864, upon the inauguration of the FoggiaTrani section of the Adriatic Railway.[1]

On 1 October 1883, the station became a break of gauge junction station, upon the opening of the FNB, which was then a 750 millimetres (30 in) narrow gauge line. The FNB station was, and still is, located in the same station yard, and is connected with the mainline station via a covered walkway, with direct access from Via Vittorio Veneto.

On 1 August 1895, the station also became a junction for the then newly opened standard gauge Barletta–Spinazzola railway.[1] The since closed link between the station and Barletta Marittima, mentioned above, was opened on 1 August 1895.[1]

Between 1959 and 1965, services on the FNB were suspended while that line was converted to standard gauge.

Features[edit]

An FNB train at the FNB station.

The station has a large passenger building housing several facilities, including a ticket office, waiting room, bar and office of traffic management. Above the ground floor where these services are found, the building is equipped with two additional floors.

In the station yard, there are seven through tracks used for passenger service. The first five are used by Trenitalia trains, while the latter two are used as a terminus for FNB trains. The tracks are served by four platforms with shelters and connecting subways.

There are other through tracks serving the goods yard, although it is not used much today, especially in light of the closure of the line to Barletta Marittima.

The station also has a locomotive shed.

Train services[edit]

The station has about three million passenger movements each year,[2] due mainly to passenger interchanges between different lines and between train and bus.

All trains stop at the station, including regional, interregional, express, InterCity and Eurostar. The station is also the terminus for all secondary line trains to Spinazzola and Bari Centrale (via the FNB), respectively. The destinations of trains departing from the station vary widely, because there are so many trains.

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

  • High speed services (Frecciargento) Rome - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • 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 Rome - Foggia - Bari (- Taranto)
  • Intercity services Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity services Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Rome - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • 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
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Foggia - Barletta - Bari
  • Bari Metropolitan services (FR2) Barletta - Andria - Bitonto - Aeroporto - Bari
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
toward Roma Termini
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
Eurostar Italia
toward Taranto
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
toward Roma Termini
InterCity
toward Taranto
toward Roma Termini
InterCity
InterCity
toward Lecce
InterCity
toward Taranto
toward Roma Termini
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
toward Foggia
Treno regionale
Preceding station   Ferrotramviaria   Following station
Terminus Treno regionale


See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Barletta railway station at Wikimedia Commons

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.