Foligno railway station
View of the passenger building.
|Location||Piazzale Unità d'Italia 17-19
06034 Foligno PG
Foligno, Perugia, Umbria
|Elevation||239 m (784 ft)|
|Operated by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
|Distance||165.971 km (103.130 mi)
from Roma Termini
Ferrovia Centrale Umbra
|Opened||4 January 1866|
Location within Umbria
Foligno railway station (Italian: Stazione di Foligno) serves the town and comune of Foligno, in the region of Umbria, central Italy. It is also the most important railway junction in Umbria. Opened in 1866, it forms part of the Ancona–Orte railway, and is the southeastern terminus of the Foligno–Terontola railway, which links Florence with Rome.
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 or on behalf of Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.
Foligno railway station is situated at Piazzale Unità d'Italia, at the eastern end of the city centre.
The station was opened on 4 January 1866, upon the inauguration of the Orte–Foligno section of the Rome–Ancona railway. A few months later, on 29 April 1866, that line was extended from Foligno to Falconara Marittima. Then, on 21 July 1866, Foligno became a junction station, when the Foligno–Collestrada section of the Foligno–Terontola railway was opened.
The station has since been expanded and rebuilt several times because of destruction caused by earthquakes and bombing raids.
The passenger building is a large multi level structure with many passenger services, including a shipping department, railway police station, bar, restaurant, newsagent, tobacconist, ATMs, car and bicycle rental, infirmary and a Roman Catholic chapel.
The station has six tracks reserved for passengers and equipped with platforms outfitted with canopies. The platforms are numbered from 1 to 5, and 1 north, which is a bay platform constructed originally to serve the Foligno–Terontola line. The platforms are also linked with each other by two passenger lifts and subways leading to Piazzale Unità d'Italia and its interchange facilities.
Another six tracks are used as a goods yard or for carriage storage. In this part of the station yard are also a locomotive shed, an old water column and an electrical substation.
The station has about 2.3 million passenger movements each year.
Regional services on the Foligno–Terontola railway are operated by Ferrovia Centrale Umbra, which sub-contracts on behalf of Trenitalia. All other train services are operated by Trenitalia itself.
|Preceding station||Trenitalia||Following station|
toward Roma Termini
The station is connected with Foligno's urban transport system by bus and shuttle bus services. It also has parking spaces for about 1,200 vehicles.
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Umbria
- Rail transport in Italy
- Railway stations in Italy
- Alessandro Tuzza and others. "Prospetto cronologico dei tratti di ferrovia aperti all'esercizio dal 1839 al 31 dicembre 1926" [Chronological overview of the features of the railways opened between 1839 and 31 December 1926]. Trenidicarta.it (in Italian). Alessandro Tuzza. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
- "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
Media related to Foligno railway station at Wikimedia Commons
This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at December 2010.