Napoli Afragola railway station

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Napoli Afragola
Italian national railways (Ferrovie dello Stato)
Station statistics
Address Afragola (NA)
Coordinates 40°55′53″N 14°19′52″E / 40.93139°N 14.33111°E / 40.93139; 14.33111Coordinates: 40°55′53″N 14°19′52″E / 40.93139°N 14.33111°E / 40.93139; 14.33111
Structure type at-grade, crossing station
Tracks ?
Traffic
Passengers () ?

Naples Afragola is a proposed railway station of Naples. Construction is currently on hold.

Overview[edit]

The station, located in the Greater Naples town of Afragola, has been designed to be used by all high-speed trains on the Rome–Naples high-speed line that do not start or finish at Napoli Centrale station but instead operate over the Naples–Salerno high-speed line.

The architect Zaha Hadid formally presented the station's design on 4 November 2003. The station building was originally meant to be build on a bridge above the tracks and will have four levels with a maximum height of 25 meters. It was planned to have an area of 20,000 metres2, with provision for an additional 10,000 m2[1][2]

The station was due to be open in 2009 when the rail network operator, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) first awarded the €59.5 million construction contract to a consortium, but subsequent disputes over the price caused RFI to call tenders again and construction is currently on hold.[1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Afragola station delayed (156). Today's Railways Europe. December 2008. p. 52. 
  2. ^ "Le stazioni per l'Alta Velocità (the stations for high-speed" (in Italian). Ferrovie dello Stato. Retrieved 23 February 2008.