Napoli Afragola railway station

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Napoli Afragola
Italian national railways (Ferrovie dello Stato)
Stazione alta velocita, Zaha Hadid, Naples Afragola.jpg
Location Afragola (NA)
Coordinates 40°55′53″N 14°19′52″E / 40.93139°N 14.33111°E / 40.93139; 14.33111Coordinates: 40°55′53″N 14°19′52″E / 40.93139°N 14.33111°E / 40.93139; 14.33111
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type at-grade, crossing station
History
Opened 2017
Traffic
Passengers ?
High speed train station of Zaha Hadid

Naples Afragola is an Italian high-speed railway station near Naples that was inaugurated on 6 June 2017, with regular traffic for passengers starting from 11 June 2017.[1]

Overview[edit]

The station, located in the city of Afragola, in the Naples metropolitan area, has been designed to be used by all high-speed trains on the Rome–Naples high-speed line that do not start or finish at Napoli Centrale station but instead operate over the Naples–Salerno high-speed line.

The architect Zaha Hadid formally presented the station's design on 4 November 2003. The station building was originally intended to be built on a bridge above the tracks and will have four levels with a maximum height of 25 metres (82 ft). It was planned to have an area of 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft), with provision for an additional 10,000 square metres (110,000 sq ft)[2][3]

The station was due to be open in 2009 when the rail network operator, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) first awarded the €59.5 million construction contract to a consortium, but subsequent disputes over the price caused RFI to call tenders again.[2] The construction contract was eventually awarded to Astaldi Group in February 2015.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Prime Minister inaugurates Napoli Afragola station". Railway Gazette. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Afragola station delayed" (156). Today's Railways Europe. December 2008: 52. 
  3. ^ "Le stazioni per l'Alta Velocità (the stations for high-speed" (in Italian). Ferrovie dello Stato. Archived from the original on 12 December 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Railway-technology.com". Naples-Afragola High-Speed Train Station, Naples, Italy. Retrieved 7 June 2017.