Udine railway station

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Udine
The main entrance.
The main entrance.
Location Viale Europa Unita
33100 Udine UD
Udine, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Italy
Coordinates 46°03′22″N 13°14′30″E / 46.05611°N 13.24167°E / 46.05611; 13.24167Coordinates: 46°03′22″N 13°14′30″E / 46.05611°N 13.24167°E / 46.05611; 13.24167
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Venice–Udine
Udine–Trieste
Udine–Tarvisio
Udine–Cervignano
Udine–Cividale
Distance 126 km (78 mi) from Venezia Mestre
Train operators Trenitalia
FUC
Connections
  • Urban (SAF)
    Suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 21 July 1860; 154 years ago (1860-07-21)
Location
Udine is located in Northern Italy
Udine
Udine
Location within Northern Italy

Udine railway station (Italian: Stazione di Udine) serves the city and comune of Udine, in the autonomous region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northeastern Italy. Opened in 1860, it is a junction of five lines, to Venice, Trieste, Tarvisio, Cervignano and Cividale, respectively.

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]

Udine railway station is situated in Viale Europa Unita, at the southern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station commenced operations on 21 July 1860 (1860-07-21), upon the inauguration of the Cormons–Udine section of the Venice–Udine railway. Only a few months later, on 3 October 1860, it also became the terminus of the Udine–Trieste railway, in conjunction with the opening of the Cormons–Udine section of that line.[1]

Under the management of Centostazioni, the passenger building underwent a restoration and renovation completed in 2005. The construction work focused on the modernization of the main hall, the construction of a new ticket office and the new information centre. In addition, some spaces were created for commercial use.[2]

Features[edit]

An FS regional train at Udine, 1997.

The station has a large passenger building that houses many services, including ticketing, two newsagents, bars, a bank, a chapel, a pharmacy, the shops, the Eurostar Club and the headquarters of the Railway Police.

In addition, there are offices of Trenitalia and the station manager. At one time the station was also the home of a military command.

The station yard is equipped with 7 tracks for passenger service (numbered 1 to 8), plus a few tracks for the exclusive use of freight handling, shunting, stabling and storage, including track number 2 which has no platform.

Up to 1 December 2008, the station was equipped with a locomotive shed and workshops.

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The movement of passengers at the station is about 7.6 million people a year, which means that the station is the busiest in Friuli-Venezia Giulia in terms of numbers of passengers.[3]

In the station, there are all types of trains for different destinations.

Directly outside the station, in the square, are bus stops for all bus routes to Udine. A few hundred metres away is the bus station, which is a terminus for suburban services. In front of the station is a taxi stand.

Long distance trains[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alessandro Tuzza and others. "Prospetto cronologico dei tratti di ferrovia aperti all'esercizio dal 1839 al 31 dicembre 1926" [Chronological overview of the features of the railways opened between 1839 and 31 December 1926]. Trenidicarta.it (in Italian). Alessandro Tuzza. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stazione di Udine" [Udine railway station]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Udine train station at Wikimedia Commons

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