Locarno railway station

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Locarno - Bahnhof Locarno.jpg
A TILO train arriving at Locarno station.
Location Piazza Stazione,
Canton of Ticino,
Coordinates 46°10′21″N 08°48′07″E / 46.17250°N 8.80194°E / 46.17250; 8.80194Coordinates: 46°10′21″N 08°48′07″E / 46.17250°N 8.80194°E / 46.17250; 8.80194
Elevation 205 m (673 ft)
Operated by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS)
Treni Regionali Ticino Lombardia (TILO)
Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi (FART)
Line(s) Gotthard railway (Locarno branch)
Domodossola–Locarno railway
Distance 21.05 km (13.08 mi) from Bellinzona
Connections FART bus services
Postauto bus services
Opened 20 December 1874 (1874-12-20)
Rebuilt 1990 (1990)
Electrified 15 May 1936 (1936-05-15)
Preceding station   Swiss rail network   Following station
toward Zürich Hbf
SBB-CFF-FFS Terminus
toward Basel SBB
SBB-CFF-FFS Terminus
Terminus FART
toward Domodossola
Locarno (Switzerland)

Locarno railway station (Italian: Stazione di Locarno) serves the city of Locarno, in the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland. However, the station is located within the adjacent municipality of Muralto, near the shore of Lake Maggiore. The border between the two municipalities runs along the Torrente Ramogna stream, a short distance to the south and west of the station.

Since 1990, Locarno station has been divided into two distinct components, each served by a separately operated railway. At surface level, there is a standard gauge station, operated by the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS). That station is the terminal of a branch line from Bellinzona and Cadenazzo on the Gotthardbahn. Underground, there is another terminal station, for the metre gauge Domodossola–Locarno railway, an international rail link operated in Switzerland by the Regional Bus and Rail Company of Canton Ticino (Italian: Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi, or FART).

Before the station was renovated into this form, the metre gauge trains operated from a separate platform on the station forecourt. As part of the reconstruction, the standard gauge station was augmented by a new finger platform between tracks two and three. Additionally, the two railway lines' goods yards were removed, and the underground station constructed in their place.

The station building 
The above ground platforms 
The entrance to the underground platforms 
A FART train in the underground platforms 


  • Moser, Beat; Pfeiffer, Peter (2004). SBB Gotthardbahn (in German). Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany: Eisenbahn-Journal (Verlagsgruppe Bahn GmbH). ISBN 3-89610-121-8. 

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