Torino Lingotto railway station

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Torino Lingotto
Torino Stazione Lingotto001.JPG
The passenger building.
Location
Address Via Mario Pannunzio
10127 Torino TO
Comune Turin
Province Turin
Region Piedmont
Country Italy
Coordinates 45°01′36″N 07°39′25″E / 45.02667°N 7.65694°E / 45.02667; 7.65694Coordinates: 45°01′36″N 07°39′25″E / 45.02667°N 7.65694°E / 45.02667; 7.65694
Line(s) Turin–Genoa
Turin–Pinerolo
Turin–Cuneo
Turin–Savona
Distance 4.318 km (2.683 mi) from Torino Porta Nuova
Other information
Opened 1960 (1960)
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
GTT
Arenaways
Classification Gold
Services
parking tickets escalators elevators disabled access cafeteria newsstand WC public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban bus lines 14, 18, 41, 63, 74
Location map
Torino Lingotto railway station
Torino Lingotto railway station
Torino Lingotto railway station
Torino Lingotto railway station (Italy)

Torino Lingotto railway station (Italian: Stazione di Torino Lingotto ) is one of the main stations serving the city and comune of Turin, capital of the region of Piedmont, northwestern Italy. It should not be confused with the Torino Lingotto metro station which is located nearby, and opened on March 6, 2011.

Opened in 1960, the station is the third most important in Turin, after Torino Porta Nuova and Torino Porta Susa. It forms part of the Turin–Genoa main line, and is also a stop on three secondary railways, which link Turin with Pinerolo, Cuneo and Savona, respectively.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). Most train services are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company. The remaining train services are operated by GTT, a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the provinces of Turin, Alessandria, Cuneo and Asti, and Arenaways, an open-access railway operator that began passenger operations in November 2010.

Location[edit]

Torino Lingotto railway station is situated in Via Mario Pannunzio, in the district of Lingotto, to the south east of Turin's city centre. It is near the well known former FIAT car factory also named Lingotto, and the Arco olimpico, symbol of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

History[edit]

The station was founded in 1960 as a railway stop without a passenger building. The facility was later transformed into a station equipped with a building suitable for accommodating both departing and arriving passengers.

With the increase in the number of trains passing through daily (from 240 to 270 in just a few years), it was decided in 1970 to extend the double-track section from Lingotto to Trofarello railway station, on the Turin-Genoa railway.

The 1960 passenger building was demolished in 1980 to make way for the current passenger building, which was opened in 1984.

Facilities[edit]

Today, the station has eleven through tracks and seven platform tracks, divided into two groups: northern section (four tracks) and southern section (three tracks).

A station on the Metropolitana di Torino (Turin Metro) was opened in 6 March 2011.

Future[edit]

The station is presently the subject of local government studies, given its growing importance to the southern part of the city.

The assumed reduction in future capacity of Torino Porta Nuova may further increase the station's importance. Local governments are currently working on the possible integration and synergy with the former Lingotto factory complex.

On 20 November 2007, the architect Massimiliano Fuksas submitted a preliminary project commissioned by the Piedmont Region for the redevelopment of the Via Nizza area, which previously housed the now demolished factories of Fiat Aviazione. Within this study is a redesign of the Lingotto station including the construction of a building to the east of the railway lines to integrate this area into the renovations.

Services[edit]

Long distance[edit]

Trains stopping at the station include InterCity and night trains, which operate via Genoa. There are direct long distance connections with Genoa, Pisa, Livorno, Rome, Naples und Salerno.

Regional[edit]

Torino Lingotto railway station is served by the lines 1, 2 and 4 of the Turin metropolitan railway service.

Preceding station   Turin SFM   Following station
SFM1
toward Chieri
toward Chivasso
SFM2
toward Pinerolo
toward Torino Stura
SFM4
toward Bra
SFM7

Interchange and connections[edit]

The station offers interchange with urban bus lines 14, 18, 41, 63 and 74. It also offers a connection to the Lingotto metro station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Torino Lingotto railway station at Wikimedia Commons

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version, and incorporates information from the German language version, as at February 2011.