Gallarate railway station

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Gallarate
The passenger building
The passenger building
Location Piazza Giovanni XXIII
Gallarate, Varese, Lombardy
Italy
Coordinates 45°39′31″N 08°48′03″E / 45.65861°N 8.80083°E / 45.65861; 8.80083Coordinates: 45°39′31″N 08°48′03″E / 45.65861°N 8.80083°E / 45.65861; 8.80083
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Domodossola–Milan
Luino–Milan
Porto Ceresio–Milan
Distance 24.922 km (15.486 mi) from Rho
Train operators Trenord
TiLo
Connections
  • Urban and suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 21 June 1873; 141 years ago (1873-06-21)
Electrified October 14, 1901 (1901-10-14)
Location
Gallarate is located in Northern Italy
Gallarate
Gallarate
Location within Northern Italy

Gallarate railway station (Italian: Stazione di Gallarate) serves the city and comune of Gallarate, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1860, it forms part of the Domodossola–Milan railway, and is a terminus of two secondary railways, to Luino and to Porto Ceresio.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

Train services are operated by Trenitalia, Trenord and TiLo.

Location[edit]

Gallarate railway station is situated at Piazza Giovanni XXIII, on the southeastern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 20 December 1860, together with the Rho–Gallarate section of the Rho–Arona railway.[1]

On 24 July 1865, the next section of the Rho–Arona railway, from Gallarate to Sesto Calende, went into operation.[1] Two months later, on 26 September 1865, Gallarate became a junction station, for the newly opened Gallarate–Varese railway.[1]

On 17 March 1884, another secondary line, the Gallarate–Laveno railway, commenced operations into Gallarate.[1]

Features[edit]

The station yard has eight tracks, including five through tracks equipped with platforms:

View of the station yard.

Just beyond the station, towards Milan, is a goods yard, now abandoned, and a workshop for the maintenance of rolling stock. The workshop has been closed for over ten years, but may eventually reopen.

Adjacent to track 1 is a State Police station, close to the Commissariat.

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about 6.6 million passenger movements each year.[2]

The passenger trains calling at the station are mainly regional services and Line S5 Milan suburban services. The station is also served by EuroCity trains providing connections between Milan and either Geneva or Basel.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Gallarate railway station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.

Preceding station   Milan suburban railway service   Following station
toward Varese
Trenord/ATM
S5
toward Treviglio
Preceding station   Rete celere del Canton Ticino   Following station
toward Bellinzona
TILO
S30