Chieti railway station

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Chieti
View of the passenger building.
View of the passenger building.
Location Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi
66100 Chieti CH
Chieti, Chieti,  Abruzzo
Italy
Coordinates 42°21′25″N 14°08′18″E / 42.35694°N 14.13833°E / 42.35694; 14.13833Coordinates: 42°21′25″N 14°08′18″E / 42.35694°N 14.13833°E / 42.35694; 14.13833
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Roma–Sulmona–Pescara
Distance 14.469 km (8.991 mi)
from Pescara
Train operators Trenitalia
Connections
Other information
Classification Silver
History
Opened 1 March 1873; 144 years ago (1873-03-01)
Location
Chieti is located in Abruzzo
Chieti
Chieti
Location within Abruzzo

Chieti railway station (Italian: Stazione di Chieti) serves the city and comune of Chieti, in the region of Abruzzo, southern Italy. Opened in 1873, it forms part of the Rome–Sulmona–Pescara railway.

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]

Chieti railway station is situated in Piazza Guglielmo Marconi in the Chieti Scalo district, about 4–5 km west of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 March 1873, upon the inauguration of the PescaraPopoli section of the Rome–Sulmona–Pescara railway.[1]

Features[edit]

View of the main platform

The passenger building consists of three sections, each with two levels. The entire passenger building is made of brick, and the upper level is painted white.

At ground floor level, all three sections have three arches. Upstairs, there are three single-light windows accompanied by a cornice. The walls of the central section extend somewhat higher than those of the two lateral sections.

Adjacent to the passenger building is a single-storey brick building, built at a later date than the main building. It houses the station bar.

The station yard consists of three passenger tracks: the first is the main track, and the other two are used for overtaking, or for trains terminating in Chieti. Each of these tracks has a platform, and the platforms are connected by an underpass. There are other tracks used for the storage of goods trains.

In 2010, thanks to a joint investment of RFI and Centostazioni amounting to €400,000, the station underwent a restructuring process involving the following: cleaning and finishing of the front of the passenger building, replacement of fixtures, compliance of the structures with legal standards, removal of architectural barriers and the resurfacing of the roof.[2]

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following service(s):[3]

  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Pescara- Chieti - Sulmona - Avezzano - Tivoli - Rome
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Teramo - Giulianova - Pescara - Chieti - Sulmona - Avezzano
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
toward Pescara
Treno regionale
toward Teramo
Treno regionale
toward Avezzano

Interchange[edit]

Left the passenger building are taxis and a parking lot.

As regards public transport, in the square in front of the passenger building is some bus stops for trolleybuses to the city centre and other suburban and national buses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alessandro Tuzza; et al. "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] (in Italian). Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Le Ferrovie investono 400mila euro per la stazione di Chieti" [The railways invest € 400 thousand in Chieti station] (in Italian). PrimaDaNoi.it. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Abruzzo region train timetables

External links[edit]

Media related to Chieti railway station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at December 2010.