Pordenone railway station

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Pordenone
View of platform 1 looking towards Venice.
View of platform 1 looking towards Venice.
Location Via Pola 1
33170 Pordenone PN
Pordenone, Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Italy
Coordinates 45°57′24″N 12°39′16″E / 45.95667°N 12.65444°E / 45.95667; 12.65444Coordinates: 45°57′24″N 12°39′16″E / 45.95667°N 12.65444°E / 45.95667; 12.65444
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Venice–Udine
Distance 77.800 km (48.343 mi)
from Venezia Mestre
Train operators Trenitalia
Connections
  • Urban (ATAP) and suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 1 May 1855; 160 years ago (1855-05-01)
Location
Pordenone is located in Northern Italy
Pordenone
Pordenone
Location within Northern Italy

Pordenone railway station (Italian: Stazione di Pordenone) serves the city and comune of Pordenone, in the autonomous region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northeastern Italy. Opened in 1855, the station is located on the Venice–Udine railway. Although it is not a junction or terminal station, it is used by a great many passengers.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Train services to and from the station are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

Location[edit]

Pordenone railway station is situated in Via Pola, at the western edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station became operational on 1 May 1855 (1855-05-01), when the portion of the Venice–Udine railway between Treviso Centrale and Pordenone was opened. In the same year, the next portion of line, to Casarsa, was completed. Only in 1860 did the line reach its final destination, Udine.[1]

Features[edit]

The station is equipped with a large passenger building that houses many services, including ticketing, a kiosk, a bar, a bank, and a Club Eurostar.

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The movement of passengers at the station is about 3,000,000 people per year, which means that Pordenone is the third busiest station in Friuli-Venezia Giulia in terms of numbers of passengers, after Udine and Trieste Centrale.[2] Passenger traffic is heavy at all hours of the day.

The station is a transit stop for all types of trains. The destinations of the regional trains are: Udine, Venezia Santa Lucia, Sacile, Trieste Centrale and Casarsa.

Interchange with the bus is excellent: in the square outside the station are stops for urban and suburban buses. In front of the station there is a taxi stand.

Long distance trains[edit]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Pordenone railway station at Wikimedia Commons

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at December 2010.