Naples–Salerno railway

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Naples–Salerno railway
Route map
from Formia
0.00 Napoli Piazza Garibaldi/Napoli Centrale
To Rome via Cassino and Benevento
1.00 Napoli Gianturco
Rome–Naples and Naples–Salerno high-speed lines
1.50 Napoli Galileo Ferraris (under construction)
Autostrada A3 - European route E45
Naples–Sorrento line
4.270 Napoli San Giovanni–Barra
5.839 Pietrarsa–San Giorgio a Cremanosince 1916 [1]
7.642 Portici–Ercolano
11.115 Torre del Greco
16.290 Santa Maria la Bruna
19.951 Torre Annunziata Città
Torre Annunziata Marittima /from Cancello (closed)
21.475 Torre Annunziata Centrale
to Gragnano
Autostrada A3 - European route E45
Naples–Sorrento line
25.00 Pompei Scavi
26.00 Pompei
28.00 Scafati
32.00 Angri
36.00 Pagani
37.00 Nocera Inferiore
to Mercato San Severino
Naples–Salerno high-speed line
40.00 Nocera Superiore
Autostrada A3 - European route E45
46.00 Cava de' Tirreni
50.00 Vietri sul Mare–Amalfi
51.992 Salerno Duomo–Via Vernieri
from Mercato San Severino
54.00 Salerno
to Reggio Calabria

The Naples–Salerno railway line is a major railway line in the Italian rail network, forming a link in the main trunk line to southern Italy. The first nine kilometres from Naples to Portici was the first railway in Italy, opened on 3 October 1839. It was extended to Torre Annunziata Centrale on 2 August 1842, Nocera Inferiore on 19 May 1844.[2] The line was extended to Cava de' Tirreni on 31 July 1858, Vietri sul Mare on 1 August 1860 and Salerno on 20 May 1866.[3]

Passenger traffic is denser between Angri and Salerno, as the towns between Naples and Scafati are also served by the intensive commuter services on the Circumvesuviana. High-speed and long distant trains between Naples/Rome and Salerno operate over the Naples–Salerno high-speed line, which opened in May 2008.[4][5]


  1. ^ Ordine di Servizio Nr. 203 - 1916
  2. ^ Kalla-Bishop, P. M. (1971). Italian Railways. Newton Abbott, Devon, England: David & Charles. pp. 15–16. 
  3. ^ "Chronological overview of the opening of railway lines from 1839 to 31 December 1926" (in Italian). Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "New Napoli–Salerno line completed" (147). Today's Railways Europe. March 2008: 9. 
  5. ^ "Linea Monte Vesuvio opens" (151). Today's Railways Europe. July 2008: 52.