Brindisi railway station

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Brindisi
Brindisi stazione ferr 1870.jpg
The station in 1870.
Location
Address Piazza Francesco Crispi
72100 Brindisi BR
Comune Brindisi
Province Brindisi
Region Apulia
Country Italy
Coordinates 40°38′04″N 17°56′20″E / 40.63444°N 17.93889°E / 40.63444; 17.93889Coordinates: 40°38′04″N 17°56′20″E / 40.63444°N 17.93889°E / 40.63444; 17.93889
Line(s) Ancona–Lecce
Taranto–Brindisi
Distance 759.539 km (471.956 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
69.169 km (42.980 mi)
from Taranto
Other information
Opened 29 April 1865 (1865-04-29)
Platforms 8
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Classification Gold
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass disabled access cafeteria newsstand WC taxi standpublic transportation
Connections
BSicon FLUG.svg Bus to Brindisi – Salento Airport [1]
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban
Suburban
Location map
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Brindisi railway station in 2014

Brindisi railway station (Italian: Stazione di Brindisi) is the main station serving the city and comune of Brindisi, in the region of Apulia, southern Italy. Opened in 1865, it forms part of the Adriatic Railway (Ancona–Lecce), and is also a junction for, and terminus of, the Taranto–Brindisi railway.

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

Location[edit]

Brindisi railway station is situated at Piazza Francesco Crispi, at the southwest edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 29 April 1865, during an era of economic expansion, upon the inauguration of the Bari–Brindisi section of the Adriatic Railway.[2] Nearly nine months later, on 15 January 1866, the Adriatic Railway was extended from Brindisi to Lecce.[2]

Built like a typical transit station, the passenger building had a structure characterized by a sloping flat roof covering the two through tracks and the pedestrian level crossing between platforms.

On 30 December 1886, Brindisi became a junction station, when the final section of the Taranto–Brindisi railway was opened, between Mesagne and Brindisi.[2]

Features[edit]

Today, the station has eight tracks used by Trenitalia, and a link with the Brindisi Marittima railway station, once connected by ship to Greece, but now dismantled.

The station was included in the Centostazioni program of rehabilitation of the main Italian stations. At Brindisi, the rehabilitation project includes an increase and reorganization of space for passengers with significant improvements in services.

Train services[edit]

The trains stopping at the station range from regional services to InterCity and Eurostar trains. The following list shows the services calling here, and the main stations. Eurostar and Intercity are express services, Treno Regionale are services that stop at all/most stations.

The station is served by the following services:

  • 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) Turin - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Venice - Padua - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity services Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Rome - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Milan - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Turin - Alessandria - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Bari - Monopoli - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Taranto - Francavilla Fontana - Brindisi
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
toward Roma Termini
Eurostar Italia
Terminus
Eurostar Italia
Terminus
Eurostar Italia
Terminus
Eurostar Italia
Terminus
InterCity
Terminus
toward Roma Termini
InterCity Night
Terminus
InterCity Night
Terminus
InterCity Night
Terminus
InterCity Night
Terminus
Treno regionale
toward Lecce
toward Taranto
Treno regionale Terminus


See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Brindisi railway station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.