Ferrovia Circumetnea

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The Circumetnea line around Mount Etna
Ferrovia Circumetnea
km.0
elevation
(MASL)
0.0 Catania Porto (closed 1993)
Catania Gaito (closed 1993)
Catania Corso Italia (closed 1999)
3.0 Catania Borgo Metropolitana di Catania 53
Galleria artificiale Borgo
5.0 Cibali 100
7.0 Nesima 132
8.0 Lineri 165
11.0 Misterbianco 213
14.0
Piano Tavola
(Belpasso)
254
18.0 Valcorrente 263
20.0 Giaconia 297
22.0 Paternò 225
25.0 Scalilli 335
Santa Maria di Licodia Sud
29.0 Santa Maria di Licodia Centro 442
33.0 Biancavilla 508
34.0 Biancavilla (Circumetnea)
38.0 Adrano 560
39.0 Adrano Centrale 588
45.0 Passo Zingaro 688
Galleria di Roccacalanna
55.0 Bronte
under
construction
835
63.0 Maletto 924
68.0 Gurrida 870
74.0 Randazzo (
former interchange
to Alcantara
)
753
79.0 Calderara 689
82.0 Passopisciaro-Moio 653
86.0 Solicchiata 670
Rovittello
Castiglione di Sicilia (1926–1961)
91.0 Cerro 628
94.0 Linguaglossa 554
97.0 Terremorte 490
101.0 Piedimonte Etneo 362
104.0 Santa Venera 275
108.0 Mascali Nunziata 176
109.0 Cutula 132
Villa di Giarre
113.0 Giarre Ferrovie dello Stato 42
Messina–Siracusa line
113.5 Riposto-Villa Comunale 35
114.0 Riposto 18

The Ferrovia Circumetnea (roughly translated as "Round-Etna Railway") is a narrow-gauge, 950 mm (3 ft 1 38 in), regional railway line in Sicily. It was constructed between 1889 and 1895.

As the name suggests, the 110-kilometre (68-mile) line follows a route which almost completely encircles the Mount Etna volcano. From its terminal in Catania the line starts off westward and loops around Mount Etna in a clockwise direction (as seen on the map), eventually reaching the other terminal at the seaside town of Riposto, approximately 28 kilometres (17 miles) northeast of Catania.

The original terminal was at Catania Porto, although Catania Central (the mainline station) was the last stop for the trains. However, in the 1990s the section from there to Catania Borgo (4 kilometres (2.5 miles) long) was converted to standard gauge and moved underground for most of its length for use as a new metro (Metropolitana di Catania). The original terminus, the Porto station, was also reinstated. The Circumetnea services, therefore, now terminate at Catania Borgo.

The Ferrovia Circumetnea (FCE) also operates the Metropolitana. The offices for both are at Catania Borgo.

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