Latina railway station
|View of the platforms|
|Address||Piazzale Caetani, Latina Scalo
04013 Latina LT
|Distance||61.018 km (37.915 mi)
from Roma Termini
|Opened||17 July 1922|
|Platforms||2 (3 tracks)|
|Manager||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana|
|Urban and suburban buses|
Latina is the main railway station of the Italian city of Latina, in the region of Lazio. It is owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato, the national rail company of Italy, and is an important train station of its region.
The station is located in Latina Scalo, a civil parish and suburb in north of Latina. It is the most distant station from the city centre of an Italian city seat of a province. Due to this distance, 9 km, local and regional authorities have presented several projects to build a rail, or a light rail, from it to an eventual "Latina Città" (i.e. Latina City) station.
The station was inaugurated on July 17, 1922, at the opening of the new direct line from Rome to Naples, via Formia. In the early years of service, when the city of Latina didn't exist, it was a simple train stop serving some little villages close to the swamps composing the environment of the Pontine Marshes. In 1932, during fascism and after the foundation of the actual city, the new station of Littoria (original name of Latina, named after the fascio littorio) was enlarged and a new building projected by the architect Angiolo Mazzoni. During this period some diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains were inaugurated in a regional Rome to Littoria service, colloquially named Littorine (plural) and Littorina (singular) after the city. In Italy this colloquial name survided still today; it is generally used to identify the DMU trains. After the renaming of the city in 1946 also the station took the actual name.
Structure and transport
The station is electrified and served by regional trains (mainly to Rome, Naples, Formia, and Terracina) and also by the suburban Roman line FR7 part of the Lazio regional railways. Latina has no direct links to some other city stations of its region (as Frosinone, Viterbo, Rieti or Cassino) and is linked to Civitavecchia only with InterCity services.
Located onto one of the principal Italian rail lines, the Rome-Latina-Formia-Naples, it is served for long distance transport by several InterCity and Express trains to Rome, Turin, Milan, Naples, Venice, Palermo, Syracuse, Reggio Calabria and Bolzano, linking it also with Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Verona, Catania, Messina and other cities. Periodically is served by an EuroCity fron Naples to Munich but, as it happens for Formia and Aversa, it is not served by any EuroStar high-speed train.
- Railway stations in Italy
- List of railway stations in Lazio
- Rail transport in Italy
- History of rail transport in Italy
Notes and references
Media related to Latina railway station at Wikimedia Commons
|Preceding station||Lazio regional railways||Following station|
toward Roma Termini