Biella San Paolo railway station

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Biella San Paolo
Biella-Stazione ferroviaria-IMG 0915.JPG
The passenger building.
Location
Address Piazza San Paolo
13900 Biella BI
Comune Biella
Province Biella
Region Piedmont
Country Italy
Coordinates 45°33′26″N 08°04′02″E / 45.55722°N 8.06722°E / 45.55722; 8.06722Coordinates: 45°33′26″N 08°04′02″E / 45.55722°N 8.06722°E / 45.55722; 8.06722
Line(s) Biella–Novara
Santhià–Biella
Distance 50.766 km (31.545 mi) from Novara
Other information
Opened 8 September 1856 (1856-09-08)
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Classification Silver
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass cafeteria newsstand WC taxi stand public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban lines 1,2,4,4/
Suburban lines 18,19,20,57
Location map
Biella San Paolo railway station is located in Northern Italy
Biella San Paolo railway station
Biella San Paolo railway station (Northern Italy)

Biella San Paolo railway station (Italian: Stazione di Biella San Paolo) is the main station serving the town and comune of Biella, in the Piedmont region, northwestern Italy. Opened in 1856, it is the junction of the Biella–Novara and Santhià–Biella railways.

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 Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

A second station, the Biella Chiavazza railway station, is in the district of Chiavazza, a short distance along the line towards Novara.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 8 September 1856, upon the inauguration of the Santhià–Biella railway.[1]

Features[edit]

Four tracks, three of which are equipped with platforms, pass through the station.

Recently, the station has been affected by modernization works for the deployment of an ACEI train control system, the lengthening of station platforms, and the construction of a 40 metres (130 ft) railway bridge serving tracks 2-3-4. About € 7 million was spent, jointly funded by RFI and the Region of Piedmont.

In September 2008, a local health unit analysis had revealed small amounts of asbestos, originating from Balangero in the 1970s, in some stones at the station, but this was though not to cause particular danger to the health of travelers and workers.

Passenger movements[edit]

The station has about 1.2 million passenger movements each year.[2]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Biella San Paolo railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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