Chieti railway station

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Chieti
Chieti 2009 13 (RaBoe).jpg
View of the passenger building.
Location
Address Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi
66100 Chieti CH
Comune Chieti
Province Chieti
Region  Abruzzo
Country Italy
Coordinates 42°21′25″N 14°08′18″E / 42.35694°N 14.13833°E / 42.35694; 14.13833Coordinates: 42°21′25″N 14°08′18″E / 42.35694°N 14.13833°E / 42.35694; 14.13833
Line(s) Roma–Sulmona–Pescara
Distance 14.469 km (8.991 mi)
from Pescara
Other information
Opened 1 March 1873 (1873-03-01)
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Classification Silver
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass cafeteria WC taxi stand public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Local bus and trolleybus service
Location map
Chieti railway station
Chieti railway station
Chieti railway station
Chieti railway station (Italy)

Chieti railway station (Italian: Stazione di Chieti) serves the city and comune of Chieti, in the region of Abruzzo, southern Italy. Opened in 1873, it forms part of the Rome–Sulmona–Pescara 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 to and from the station are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

Location[edit]

Chieti railway station is situated in Piazza Guglielmo Marconi in the Chieti Scalo district, about 4–5 km west of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 March 1873, upon the inauguration of the PescaraPopoli section of the Rome–Sulmona–Pescara railway.[1]

Features[edit]

View of the main platform

The passenger building consists of three sections, each with two levels. The entire passenger building is made of brick, and the upper level is painted white.

At ground floor level, all three sections have three arches. Upstairs, there are three single-light windows accompanied by a cornice. The walls of the central section extend somewhat higher than those of the two lateral sections.

Adjacent to the passenger building is a single-storey brick building, built at a later date than the main building. It houses the station bar.

The station yard consists of three passenger tracks: the first is the main track, and the other two are used for overtaking, or for trains terminating in Chieti. Each of these tracks has a platform, and the platforms are connected by an underpass. There are other tracks used for the storage of goods trains.

In 2010, thanks to a joint investment of RFI and Centostazioni amounting to € 400,000, the station underwent a restructuring process involving the following: cleaning and finishing of the front of the passenger building, replacement of fixtures, compliance of the structures with legal standards, removal of architectural barriers and the resurfacing of the roof.[2]

Train movements[edit]

The trains stopping at the station are exclusively regional trains. There are about 40 trains per day. Their main destinations are Pescara, Teramo and Sulmona.

Interchange[edit]

In front of the passenger building is a small parking lot and a sign indicating the telephone numbers for taxis.

As regards public transport, in the square in front of the passenger building is a bus stop for trolleybuses to the city centre.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Chieti railway station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at December 2010.