Forlì railway station
|The passenger building.|
|Address||Piazzale Martiri d'Ungheria
47122 Forlì FC
|Distance||64.773 km (40.248 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
|Manager||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
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 Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.
Forlì railway station is situated at Piazzale Martiri d'Ungheria, to the east of the city centre.
In 1926, the original station was closed and replaced by the present station.
A project of the engineer Enzo Bianchi, the present station is about 100 metres (or yards) to the east of the original station.
The passenger building is rectangular in shape, and has three levels, but only the ground floor is open to the public.
The building consists of three sections. The central part has three arched entrances on either side. There are also two turrets on the Piazzale side, at each end of the section. Extending laterally from the central section are two symmetrical wings.
Adjacent to the passenger building is the station yard. It has three tracks used for passenger services. In detail:
- Track 1: on the main line, is used by odd-numbered stopping trains (southbound);
- Track 2: also on the main line, is used by even-numbered stopping trains (heading north);
- Track 3: a loop siding, is generally used for overtaking trains.
All passenger tracks have a platform sheltered by a canopy. The platforms and connected with each other by a pedestrian underpass.
There are also many other tracks (without platforms) that are used for goods services.
Passenger and train movements
The station has about 2.8 million passenger movements each year.
Near the station, there is a large car park.
The station is also adjacent to a bus terminal. The operator of the bus service is ATR, and the main destination of the buses is Castrocaro.
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Emilia-Romagna
- 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. Alessandro Tuzza. Retrieved 19 January 2011. (Italian)
- "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website. Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. (Italian)