Locarno railway station
A TILO train arriving at Locarno station.
Canton of Ticino,
|Elevation||205 m (673 ft)|
|Line(s)||Gotthard railway (Locarno branch)
|Connections||FART bus services
Postauto bus services
|Distance||21.05 km (13.08 mi) from Bellinzona|
|Opened||20 December 1874|
|Electrified||15 May 1936|
|Operator||Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS)
Treni Regionali Ticino Lombardia (TILO)
Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi (FART)
Locarno railway station (Italian: Stazione di Locarno) serves the city of Locarno, in the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland. However, the station is located within the adjacent municipality of Muralto, near the shore of Lake Maggiore. The border between the two municipalities runs along the Torrente Ramogna stream, a short distance to the south and west of the station.
Since 1990, Locarno station has been divided into two distinct components, each served by a separately operated railway. At surface level, there is a standard gauge station, operated by the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS). That station is the terminal of a branch line from Bellinzona and Cadenazzo on the Gotthardbahn. Underground, there is another terminal station, for the metre gauge Domodossola–Locarno railway, an international rail link operated in Switzerland by the Regional Bus and Rail Company of Canton Ticino (Italian: Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi, or FART).
Before the station was renovated into this form, the metre gauge trains operated from a separate platform on the station forecourt. As part of the reconstruction, the standard gauge station was augmented by a new finger platform between tracks two and three. Additionally, the two railway lines' goods yards were removed, and the underground station constructed in their place.
- Moser, Beat; Pfeiffer, Peter (2004). SBB Gotthardbahn (in German). Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany: Eisenbahn-Journal (Verlagsgruppe Bahn GmbH). ISBN 3-89610-121-8.
- Media related to Locarno train station at Wikimedia Commons
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