Messina Centrale railway station

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Messina Centrale
Night view of the platforms
Night view of the platforms
Location Piazza della Repubblica
98100 Messina
Messina, Messina, Sicily
Italy
Coordinates 38°11′6.48″N 15°33′39.35″E / 38.1851333°N 15.5609306°E / 38.1851333; 15.5609306Coordinates: 38°11′6.48″N 15°33′39.35″E / 38.1851333°N 15.5609306°E / 38.1851333; 15.5609306
Owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Operated by Centostazioni
Line(s) Palermo–Messina
Messina–Siracusa
Platforms 5 (9 tracks)
Train operators Trenitalia
Connections
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 1866; 149 years ago (1866)
Location
Messina Centrale is located in Sicily
Messina Centrale
Messina Centrale
Location within Sicily

Messina Centrale is the main railway station of the Italian city of Messina, in Sicily. As Palermo Centrale, Catania Centrale and Syracuse it is one of the most important stations of its region. It is owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato, the national rail company of Italy.

History[edit]

The station, originally named simply as Messina, was inaugurated on 12 December 1866, as the terminal of the railway to Taormina, the first section of the Messina-Catania-Siracusa line. Heavily damaged after the 1908 earthquake, it was repaired a few years later. In 1939 it was finally renewed and replaced by the modern Messina Centrale, with the station building projected by the architetct Angiolo Mazzoni.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • Intercity services Rome - Naples - Messina - Palermo
  • Intercity services Rome - Naples - Messina - Catania - Siracusa
  • Night train service (Intercity Night) Rome - Naples - Messina - Palermo
  • Night train service (Intercity Night) Rome - Naples - Messina - Catania - Siracusa
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Messina - Palermo
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Messina - Giarre-Riposto - Catania - Siracusa
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Messina - Patti
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Messina - Giampilieri
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
InterCity
toward Roma Termini
toward Siracusa
InterCity
toward Roma Termini
InterCity Night
toward Roma Termini
toward Siracusa
InterCity Night
toward Roma Termini
Treno regionale Terminus
toward Siracusa
Treno regionale Terminus

Structure and transport[edit]

The new station building was projected following the modern criteria of the futurist architect Angiolo Mazzoni, and is extended through the stations square. Messina Centrale station is at almost contiguous with Messina Marittima station, located by the port and constituting a rail/ferry interchange point to Villa San Giovanni station across the Strait of Messina.

The station is electrified and served by regional trains, by an experimental suburban railway to Giampilieri[1][2] and by the modern Messina tramway[3] (at "Repubblica" stop, on station's square), opened in 2003. For long distance transport it counts some InterCity and Express trains to Rome, Turin, Milan and Venice, linking it also with Genoa, Naples, Bologna, Florence, Pisa and other cities. It is also part of the projected Berlin–Palermo railway axis.

Photogallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Messina Centrale railway station at Wikimedia Commons