Pescara railway station

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Pescara
Pescara centrale.jpg
Exterior of the station building.
Location
Address Via Enzo Ferrari
65124 Pescara PE
Comune Pescara
Province Pescara
Region Abruzzo
Country Italy
Coordinates 42°28′04″N 14°12′15″E / 42.46778°N 14.20417°E / 42.46778; 14.20417Coordinates: 42°28′04″N 14°12′15″E / 42.46778°N 14.20417°E / 42.46778; 14.20417
Line(s) Ancona–Lecce (Trenitalia)
Roma-Pescara
Distance 349.969 km (217.461 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
Other information
Opened 1987
Platforms 8+2
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Classification Gold
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass disabled accesscafeteria newsstand WC taxi stand public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban / suburban
Location map
Pescara railway station
Pescara railway station
Pescara railway station
Pescara railway station (Italy)

Pescara railway station (Italian: Ferrovia Stazione di Pescara), also known as Pescara Centrale railway station (Italian:Ferrovia Stazione di Pescara Centrale) is the main railway station of Pescara. The station lies on the Adriatic line from Rimini to Lecce and the trans-Apennine line to Rome. It serves an average of 3.5 million people per year and is a 5-minute walk to the city's main street and 20-minute walk to the beach.

The commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni SpA, whereas the Italian Railway Network (RFI) is responsible for the railway infrastructure.

Architecture[edit]

The former headquarters of Pescara Central Station was a nineteenth-century palace at the same site. The initial draft of a new passenger building was drawn up in 1962 by Corrado Cameli Service Work for the FS. This draft proposed a steel-frame structure of the new station building, but changed to pre-stressed concrete in 1970, when structural calculations were carried out by the Studio Engineer Giovanni Cerasoli and Piero di Pescara, with the advice from the engineer Carlo Guidi Baskets. The modern-day building is one of the earliest constructions to be made of pre-stressed concrete among Italian railway stations.

The new station building was completed in 1987, when all eight railway tracks in and out of the station being raised to viaduct levels to avoid ground level-crossings.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services (incomplete):

  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciabianca): Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciabianca): Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto
  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciabianca): Turin - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciabianca): Venice - Padua - Verona - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity train (Trenitalia Intercity): Milan - Parma - Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity train (Trenitalia Intercity): Milan - Parma - Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto
  • Night train (Trenitalia Intercity Notte): Milan - Bolgona - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - (Taranto) - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Trenitalia Intercity Notte): Turin - Alessandria - Bolgona - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regional): Pescara - Chieti - Sulmona - Carsoli - Tivoli - Rome (Tiburtina)
  • Regional train (Sangritana Railway): Pescara - Ortona - San Vito Lanciano - Lanciano
  • Regional train (Sangritana Railway): Pescara - Ortona - San Vito Lanciano - Termoli
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
Eurostar Italia
toward Taranto
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
InterCity
toward Lecce
InterCity
toward Taranto
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
InterCity Night
toward Lecce

Interchanges[edit]

The bus station is located at the front of Pescara Centrale railway station. Bus services include connections within Pescara, to Chieti, Lanciano and Abruzzo Airport (with Urban Bus line 38).

Services[edit]

The station building hosts a ticket office, automatic ticket machines, two newspaper stands, a cafe bar and a pharmacy.

See also[edit]