Pisa Centrale railway station

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Pisa Centrale
Stazione di pisa centrale.JPG
Station statistics
Address Piazza della Stazione
56125 Pisa
Coordinates 43°42′30″N 10°23′54″E / 43.70833°N 10.39833°E / 43.70833; 10.39833Coordinates: 43°42′30″N 10°23′54″E / 43.70833°N 10.39833°E / 43.70833; 10.39833
Line(s) Pisa–Livorno–Rome
Pisa–La Spezia–Genoa
Pisa–Florence
Pisa–Pisa Airport
Lucca–Pisa
Pisa-Collesalvetti-Vada (freight only)
Distance 80.848 km (50.237 mi) from Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Other information
Owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Operator Centostazioni
Location
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Pisa Centrale (Italy)

Pisa Centrale railway station (Italian: Stazione di Pisa Centrale) is the central station of the Italian city of Pisa. The station is one of the major railway junctions of Tuscany. Lines serving the station include three long-distance lines: the Pisa–Livorno–Rome line, the Pisa–La Spezia–Genoa line and the Pisa–Florence line. Local services operate on the Lucca–Pisa line and the Pisa–Pisa Airport line. The line from Pisa to Vada via Collesalvetti, which was closed from 1992 to 2000, is now only open for freight traffic.

History[edit]

Pisa Centrale station was constructed following the implementation of a development plan approved on 23 March 1871. Its building led to the conversion of the old Leopolda station (inaugurated in 1844) into a freight yard, which functioned until 1929, when it was closed permanently. The whole Pisa Centrale complex was severely damaged during World War II and rebuilt with some changes to the original design.

Station[edit]

The passenger station building is large and offers numerous services such as domestic and international ticketing, waiting room, baggage storage, three bars, pizzerias, fast food, cafeterias, three newsagents, tobacconist, pharmacy and other shops. Inside the station there are 16 platforms equipped with elevators and connected by two subways. Other tracks are used for storing unused carriages. Since December 2008 the station has been equipped with a computerised control centre to control the movement of rail traffic.

Passengers and services[edit]

The station is used by approximately 15 million passenger movements, both tourists and commuters. Trains of all types stop at the station, including Inter-city and Eurostar. The main destinations are Florence, Genoa, Rome, Naples, Livorno, Pisa Airport, Lucca, La Spezia and Turin.

Interchange[edit]

Coaches to Collesalvetti, Cecina, Florence and Reggio Calabria operate from the front of the station. Urban and interurban bus lines also pass nearby.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Pisa Centrale" (in Italian). Stazioni del Mondo. 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pisa Centrale railway station at Wikimedia Commons