Tirano railway station (RFI)

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Tirano (RFI)
Stazione di Tirano.JPG
The Tirano station building (RFI)
Location
Address Piazzale Stazione
Comune Tirano
Province Sondrio
Region Lombardia
Country Italy
Coordinates 46°12′55″N 10°10′04″E / 46.21528°N 10.16778°E / 46.21528; 10.16778Coordinates: 46°12′55″N 10°10′04″E / 46.21528°N 10.16778°E / 46.21528; 10.16778
Line(s) Tirano–Lecco
Distance 25.957 km (16.129 mi)
from Sondrio
Elevation 429 m
Other information
Opened 29 June 1902 (1902-06-29)
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Classification Silver
Services
tickets pedestrian underpass cafeteria newsstand WC
Connections
Sinnbild Straßenbahn.svg Rhaetian Railway
Location map
Tirano railway station (RFI) is located in Northern Italy
Tirano railway station (RFI)
Tirano railway station (RFI) (Northern Italy)

Tirano railway station (RFI) is one of two railway stations within the town and comune of Tirano, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1902, it is the terminus of the Tirano–Lecco railway.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). Train services are operated by the lombard railway company Trenord.

Location[edit]

Tirano (RFI) is situated on the southern side of Piazzale Stazione, very close to the town centre. Tirano's other railway station, Tirano (RhB), is on the western side of the same square.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 29 June 1902, upon the inauguration of the Alta Valtellina railway.[1] It was operated initially by the Società Ferrovia Alta Valtellina (FAV) (English: Alta Valtellina Railway Company).

When the Italian railways were nationalised on 1 July 1905, the Alta Valtellina line remained in private ownership. The FS did not assume control of the line until 1970.

Architecture[edit]

The ground floor of the passenger building has various services, including a waiting room, ticket office and Trenitalia Cargo office. From the waiting room, there is access to the upper floors and the now abandoned and unused dormitory rooms.

Features[edit]

The station has three passenger platforms.

From track 2 and track 3, there is access to the goods yard, which has 5 tracks for loading, unloading and storage of rolling stock plus another two for shunting (switching).

There is also an area used by rail heritage group ALe 883 for restoring locomotives.

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This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.