Messina Centrale railway station
Night view of the platforms
|Location||Piazza della Repubblica
Messina, Messina, Sicily
|Owned by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana|
|Platforms||5 (9 tracks)|
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.
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.
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|
Structure and transport
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 and by the modern Messina tramway (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.
The old station building before 1908 Messina earthquake
- Messina Marittima railway station
- Strait of Messina Bridge
- List of railway stations in Sicily
- Railway stations in Italy
- Rail transport in Italy
- History of rail transport in Italy
Notes and references
Media related to Messina Centrale railway station at Wikimedia Commons