Catania Centrale railway station

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Catania Centrale
Exterior of the station building.
Exterior of the station building.
Location Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII
95100 Catania
Catania, Catania, Sicily
Italy
Coordinates 37°30′23.62″N 15°5′58.85″E / 37.5065611°N 15.0996806°E / 37.5065611; 15.0996806Coordinates: 37°30′23.62″N 15°5′58.85″E / 37.5065611°N 15.0996806°E / 37.5065611; 15.0996806
Owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Operated by Centostazioni
Line(s) Messina–Siracusa
Palermo–Catania
Catania–Gela
Catania–Randazzo (FCE)
Platforms 4 (7 tracks)[1]
Train operators Trenitalia
Connections
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 1867; 148 years ago (1867)
Location
Catania Centrale is located in Sicily
Catania Centrale
Catania Centrale
Location within Sicily

Catania Centrale is the main railway station of the Italian city of Catania, in Sicily. Along with Palermo Centrale, Messina Centrale and Syracuse it is one of the most important stations of its region. It is managed by the Ferrovie dello Stato, the national rail company of Italy.

History[edit]

The station was inaugurated on 24 June 1866. One century later it was upgraded and renewed due to the electrification of the Messina-Catania line.[2]

Structure and transport[edit]

Catania Centrale is located close to the Port of Catania and by the sea. It has a railway depot and a link to the port. The station building has two floors and a portico and is protected by the national cultural heritage.

The station is electrified and served by regional trains, by a metro line[3] and by the Circumetnea railway. For long distance transport there are InterCity and Express trains to Rome, Turin, Milan and Venice, linking it also with Genoa, Naples, Bologna, Florence, Pisa and other cities.

Metro[edit]

Preceding station   Catania Metro   Following station
toward Borgo
Logo metropolitana di Catania.svg
Terminus

Photogallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 5 platforms (for 8 tracks) including the one for the Metro
  2. ^ Benedetto and Antonino Cristoadoro: "Cronaca di Catania (1807-1894)". LaTerza. 1986
  3. ^ Article on urbanrail.net

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