Gallarate railway station
The passenger building
|Location||Piazza Giovanni XXIII
Gallarate, Varese, Lombardy
|Operated by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
|Distance||24.922 km (15.486 mi) from Rho|
|Opened||21 June 1873|
|Electrified||October 14, 1901|
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.
Gallarate railway station is situated at Piazza Giovanni XXIII, on the southeastern edge of the city centre.
On 24 July 1865, the next section of the Rho–Arona railway, from Gallarate to Sesto Calende, went into operation. Two months later, on 26 September 1865, Gallarate became a junction station, for the newly opened Gallarate–Varese railway.
The station yard has eight tracks, including five through tracks equipped with platforms:
- Track 1 is for direct trains to Domodossola, Geneva and Basel.
- Track 2 is for direct trains to Milano Centrale, Milano Porta Garibaldi and the pair of international trains to and from Venice.
- Track 3 is a through track used for terminating trains from Arona (via the Milan–Domodossola railway) and Luino (via the Gallarate–Laveno railway).
- Track 4 is a service track.
- Track 5 is used mainly by trains on line S5 of the Milan suburban railway network, and regional trains direct to Varese.
- Track 6 is used by trains on line S5 and regional trains from Varese.
- Tracks 7 and 8 are used by goods trains direct to Hupac's Busto Arsizio Terminal and to Switzerland via Luino or Domodossola.
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
The station has about 6.6 million passenger movements each year.
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.
- 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 7 January 2011.
- "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
|Preceding station||Milan suburban railway service||Following station|
|Preceding station||Rete celere del Canton Ticino||Following station|
toward Malpensa Aeroporto