Reggio di Calabria Centrale railway station

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Reggio di Calabria Centrale
Exterior of the station building andGiuseppe Garibaldi monument and square
Exterior of the station building and
Giuseppe Garibaldi monument and square
Station statistics
Address Piazza Garibaldi
89100 Reggio Calabria RC
Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Calabria
Italy
Coordinates 38°6′13.34″N 15°38′9.72″E / 38.1037056°N 15.6360333°E / 38.1037056; 15.6360333Coordinates: 38°6′13.34″N 15°38′9.72″E / 38.1037056°N 15.6360333°E / 38.1037056; 15.6360333
Line(s) Battipaglia–Reggio Calabria
Taranto–Reggio Calabria
Train operators Trenitalia
Connections
  • ATAM buses
  • Bluvia
Distance 374.190 km (232.511 mi)
from Battipaglia
472.270 km (293.455 mi)
from Taranto
Platforms 6 (10 tracks)
Facilities
  • parking
  • tickets
  • pedestrian underpass
  • escalators
  • disabled access
  • cafeteria
  • restaurant
  • newsstand
  • WC
  • taxi stand
  • public transportation
Other information
Opened 1866; 149 years ago (1866)
Architect Angiolo Mazzoni
Operator Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Classification Gold
Location
Reggio di Calabria Centrale is located in Calabria
Reggio di Calabria Centrale
Reggio di Calabria Centrale
Location within Calabria

Reggio di Calabria Centrale railway station (Italian: Reggio di Calabria Centrale) is the main railway station of the Italian city of Reggio, in Calabria. It is the most important station of its region and is owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato, the national rail company of Italy.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 3 June 1866, as southern terminal of the first track of the Ionian Railway to Catanzaro, Crotone, Sybaris and Taranto. In 1881 it was linked to the port with a link from Reggio Lido[1] to Reggio Marittima, the port station. The northern track to Villa San Giovanni, linking the station to the Battipaglia–Reggio di Calabria railway, was completed in 1884.

On 15 July 1970 the station was occupied by demonstrators in the first days of Reggio revolt.[2]

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • High speed services (Frecciargento) Rome - Naples - Salerno - Lamezia Terme - Reggio di Calabria
  • Intercity services Rome - Naples - Salerno - Lamezia Terme - Reggio di Calabria
  • Intercity services Taranto - Sibari - Crotone - Catanzaro Lido - Roccella Jonica - Reggio Calabria
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Cantanzaro Lido - Roccella Jonica - Melito di Porto Salvo - Reggio Calabria
  • Metropolitan services (Treno regionale) Rosarno - Villa San Giovanni - Reggio Calabria - Melito di Porto Salvo
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
toward Roma Termini
Eurostar Italia Terminus
toward Roma Termini
InterCity Terminus
Terminus InterCity
toward Taranto
Terminus Treno regionale
toward Rosarno
Treno regionale

Structure and transport[edit]

The new station building, projected following the modern criteria of the futurist architect Angiolo Mazzoni, was inaugurated on 18 April 1938. It counts a single floor and is located in front of the sea coast.

The station, electrified, is served by several regional trains and by a suburban rail connecting all the 10 stations of the city, from Villa San Giovanni to Melito di Porto Salvo. For long distance transport it counts some InterCity, Express and EuroStar trains to Rome, Turin, Milan, Venice, Bari and Bolzano, linking it also with Genoa, Naples, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Verona and other cities. Periodically it counts on direct connections to Udine and Trieste. Reggio Centrale has not international relations and direct trains to Sicily (connected with the near station of Villa San Giovanni); and all the high-speed trains (EuroStar) provide to link it with Rome[3] on the line via Lamezia, Salerno and Naples.

Photogallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Originally named "Reggio Calabria Succursale"
  2. ^ (Italian) Infos about Reggio revolt (La Storia siamo noi - Rai Educational)
  3. ^ (Italian) Infos at Trenitalia website

External links[edit]

Media related to Reggio di Calabria Centrale railway station at Wikimedia Commons