Domodossola railway station

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Domodossola
Domodossola staz ferr lato strada.JPG
Location
Address Piazza Giacomo Matteotti
Domodossola
Comune Domodossola
Province Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
Region Piedmont
Country Italy
Coordinates 46°06′55″N 08°17′46″E / 46.11528°N 8.29611°E / 46.11528; 8.29611Coordinates: 46°06′55″N 08°17′46″E / 46.11528°N 8.29611°E / 46.11528; 8.29611
Line(s) Milan–Domodossola
Domodossola–Brig
Domodossola–Novara
Domodossola–Locarno
Distance 55.547 km (34.515 mi) from Arona
Other information
Opened 8 September 1888 (1888-09-08)
Electrified May 4, 1947 (1947-05-04)
Owner Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Manager Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
SBB-CFF-FFS
SSIF
Classification Gold
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass cafeteria newsstand WC taxi stand public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Regional
Interurban
Location map
Domodossola railway station is located in Northern Italy
Domodossola railway station
Domodossola railway station (Northern Italy)

Domodossola railway station (Italian: Stazione di Domodossola) serves the city and comune of Domodossola, in the Piedmont region, northwestern Italy. Opened in 1888, it forms a major break of gauge junction between standard gauge lines to Milan, Brig and Novara, and a metre gauge line to Locarno.

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 lines to Milan and Novara are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

Train services on the line to Brig are operated by the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS), and those on the line to Locarno by the Società Subalpina Imprese Ferroviarie (SSIF).[1] These two lines combine to form an international link, via Domodossola, between the German and Italian speaking parts of Switzerland.

Location[edit]

Domodossola railway station is situated at Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, at the eastern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 9 September 1888, together with the rest of the Domodossola–Arona section of the Milan–Domodossola railway.[2] It was built as part of a railway construction project planned since the 1870s. The aim of the project was to break the isolation of the Ossola valley, by connecting it with Novara and Turin.

On 1 June 1906, Domodossola was extended to become an international facility, upon the opening of the Simplon Tunnel and the Brig–Domodossola railway that passes through it.[2]

The metre gauge connection between Domodossola and Locarno entered service on 27 November 1923.[2]

Features[edit]

The passenger building has a significant architectural façade, with a string course of Baveno granite and three cornices.

Passenger movements[edit]

The station has about 1.4 million passenger movements each year.[3]

Interchange[edit]

From the bus terminal located near the station there are direct buses to the main municipalities in the Ossola valley, and inter-urban routes to Verbania, Omegna and Milan Malpensa Airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Domodossola railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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