Cuneo railway station

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Cuneo
The passenger building.
The passenger building.
Location Piazzale della Libertà
12100 Cuneo CN
Cuneo, Cuneo, Piedmont
Italy
Coordinates 44°23′16″N 07°32′11″E / 44.38778°N 7.53639°E / 44.38778; 7.53639Coordinates: 44°23′16″N 07°32′11″E / 44.38778°N 7.53639°E / 44.38778; 7.53639
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Fossano–Cuneo
Savigliano–Cuneo
Cuneo–Ventimiglia
Cuneo–Mondovì
Distance 75.680 km (47.025 mi) from Torino Porta Nuova
Train operators Trenitalia
Connections
  • Urban and suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 7 November 1937; 79 years ago (1937-11-07)
Location
Cuneo is located in Northern Italy
Cuneo
Cuneo
Location within Northern Italy

Cuneo railway station, or Cuneo Altipiano railway station (Italian: Stazione di Cuneo or Stazione di Cuneo Altipiano), is the main station serving the city and comune of Cuneo, in the Piedmont region, northwestern Italy. Opened in 1937, it is the junction of the Fossano–Cuneo, Savigliano–Cuneo, Cuneo–Ventimiglia and Cuneo–Mondovì railways.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. 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 other station in the city, Cuneo Gesso, forms part of the Cuneo–Mondovì railway, and is not far from the hamlet of Borgo San Giuseppe (formerly Borgo Gesso).

Location[edit]

Cuneo railway station is situated in Piazzale della Libertà, west of the city.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 7 November 1937 by the Communications Minister, Antonio Stefano Benni,[1] together with the new Madonna Olmo–Plateau Cuneo–Borgo San Dalmazzo line, which replaced the old Cuneo Gesso–Boves–Borgo San Dalmazzo line.

Features[edit]

The station yard consists of five tracks for passengers (numbered from track 1 to track 6, track 2 being used for altering the composition of the trains), and eight other tracks for goods traffic.

The locomotive depot is positioned to the south of the station yard and is connected to it by a double track line.

Since 30 March 2009, the station has been equipped with a new public information system that communicates directly with the equipment used for the management of trains, ensuring timely and up to date information transfer. The station also now has new loudspeakers and monitors, which are operated using a modern information technology system.

Passenger movements[edit]

The station has about 3 million passenger movements each year.[2]

It is served by regional trains to Turin and Savona, both via Fossano, and, via Mondovì, to Saluzzo, Ventimiglia and Nice.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Collidà, Franco; et al. (1982). CUNEO-NIZZA Storia di una ferrovia [CUNEO-NICE History of a Railway] (in Italian). Cuneo: Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo. p. 180. 
  2. ^ "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

Collidà, Franco; Mola, Aldo A; Gallo, Max (1982). CUNEO-NIZZA Storia di una ferrovia [CUNEO-NICE History of a Railway] (in Italian). Cuneo: Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo. OCLC 15226206. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Cuneo railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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