Pescara railway station

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Pescara
Exterior of the station building.
Exterior of the station building.
Location Via Enzo Ferrari
65124 Pescara PE
Pescara, Pescara, Abruzzo
Italy
Coordinates 42°28′04″N 14°12′15″E / 42.46778°N 14.20417°E / 42.46778; 14.20417Coordinates: 42°28′04″N 14°12′15″E / 42.46778°N 14.20417°E / 42.46778; 14.20417
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Ancona–Lecce (Trenitalia)
Roma-Pescara
Distance 349.969 km (217.461 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
Platforms 8+2
Train operators Trenitalia
Connections
  • Urban and suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 1987
Location
Pescara is located in Abruzzo
Pescara
Pescara
Location within Abruzzo

Pescara railway station (Italian: stazione ferroviaria di Pescara), also known as Pescara Centrale railway station (Italian: stazione ferroviaria di Pescara Centrale) is the main railway station of Pescara. The station lies on the Adriatic line from Rimini to Lecce and the trans-Apennine line to Rome. It serves an average of 3.5 million people per year and is a 5-minute walk to the city's main street and 20-minute walk to the beach.

The commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni SpA, whereas the Italian Railway Network (RFI) is responsible for the railway infrastructure.

Architecture[edit]

The former headquarters of Pescara Central Station was a nineteenth-century palace at the same site. The initial draft of a new passenger building was drawn up in 1962 by Corrado Cameli Service Work for the FS. This draft proposed a steel-frame structure of the new station building, but changed to pre-stressed concrete in 1970, when structural calculations were carried out by the Studio Engineer Giovanni Cerasoli and Piero di Pescara, with the advice from the engineer Carlo Guidi Baskets. The modern-day building is one of the earliest constructions to be made of pre-stressed concrete among Italian railway stations.

The new station building was completed in 1987, when all eight railway tracks in and out of the station being raised to viaduct levels to avoid ground level-crossings.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services (incomplete):

  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciabianca) Milan-Lecce: Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciabianca) Milan-Bari/Taranto: Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto
  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciabianca) Venice-Lecce: Venice - Padua - Verona - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity train (Trenitalia Intercity) Bologna-Lecce: Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity train (Trenitalia Intercity) Bologna-Bari/Taranto: Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto
  • Night train (Trenitalia Intercity Notte) Milan-Lecce: Milan - Bolgona - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - (Taranto) - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Trenitalia Intercity Notte) Turin-Lecce: Turin - Alessandria - Voghera - Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regionale) Ancona-Pescara: Ancona - Civitanova Marche - San Benedetto del Tronto - Pescara:
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regionale) Rome-Pescara: Pescara - Chieti - Sulmona - Avezzano - Carsoli - Tivoli - Rome
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regionale) Teramo-Avezzano: Teramo - Giulianova - Pescara - Chieti - Sulmona - Avezzano
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regionale) Teramo-Termoli: Teramo / San Benedetto del Tronto - Pescara - Ortona - San Vito Lanciano - Termoli
  • Regional train (Sangritana Regionale) Pescara-Lanciano: Pescara - Ortona San Vito Lanciano - Lanciano
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
Eurostar Italia
toward Taranto
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
Eurostar Italia
toward Lecce
InterCity
toward Lecce
InterCity
toward Taranto
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
InterCity Night
toward Lecce
toward Rimini
Treno regionale Terminus
Terminus Treno regionale
toward Teramo
Treno regionale
toward Avezzano
Preceding station   Ferrovia Adriatico Sangritana   Following station
toward Teramo
Treno regionale
toward Termoli
Treno regionale
toward Termoli
toward Teramo
Treno regionale
toward Lanciano
Treno regionale
toward Lanciano

Interchanges[edit]

The bus station is located at the front of Pescara Centrale railway station. Bus services include connections within Pescara to Chieti, Lanciano and Abruzzo Airport (Urban Bus no. 38). Long-distance coaches to Rome-Tiburtina and Bologna have their terminus at this bus station in Pescara.

Services[edit]

The station building hosts a ticket office, automatic ticket machines, two newspaper stands, a cafe bar and a pharmacy. During the night hours, entry into the station building is only permitted for passengers with valid InterCity Notte (ICN) tickets.

See also[edit]