Circumflegrea railway

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Circumflegrea railway
Soccavo linea metro napoli.JPG
Soccavo station
Overview
Type Commuter rail
Status in use
Locale Campania, Italy
Operation
Opening 1963 to 1986
Operator(s) EAV
Technical
Line length 27.042 km (16.803 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 3 kV DC
Route map
Mappa ferrovia Circumflegrea.png

The Circumflegrea railway is a commuter railway line that connects Naples city centre with the northern Phlegraean Fields, a suburban area located west of the city.

History[edit]

The line was projected in 1946[1] and works started in 1948.

The construction proceeded very slowly, and the first section (from Napoli Montesanto to Soccavo) was not opened until 1962; the railway was extended in 1968 to Marina di Licola; the last part was built but remained abandoned.[2]

The complete railway was opened on 11 January 1986.[3]

Projects[edit]

Construction started of a new short branch between Soccavo and Monte Sant′Angelo, but has stopped due to the lack of funds.

Route[edit]

Stations
Montesanto
Cumana railway
Piave
Soccavo
Traiano
La Trencia
Pianura
Pisani
Quarto Centro
Quarto
Depot
Quarto Officina
Villa Literno–Napoli Gianturco railway
Grotta del Sole
Licola
Marina di Licola
Cuma
Lido Fusaro
Cumana railway
Torregaveta

Service[edit]

Trains run every 20 minutes between Montesanto and Licola; only a few trains continue to the terminus at Torregaveta.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ L. Munzi: Nuovi treni SEPSA. In: ″Italmodel Ferrovie″ Nr. 220 (November 1978), p. 764.
  2. ^ L. Munzi: Nuovi treni SEPSA. In: ″Italmodel Ferrovie″ Nr. 220 (November 1978), p. 765.
  3. ^ Notizie flash. In: ″I Treni″ Nr. 58 (February 1986), p. 6.
  4. ^ Timetable

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Antonio Bertagnin: SEPSA in rinnovamento. In: ″TuttoTreno″ Nr. 150 (February 2002), p. 14–17.

External links[edit]

Media related to Circumflegrea railway at Wikimedia Commons