Sassari railway station
View of the station building and tramway stop
Sassari, Sassari, Sardinia
|Owned by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana|
|Line(s)||Ozieri-Porto Torres (FS)
|Platforms||3 (6 tracks)|
Ferrovie della Sardegna
Sassari is the main railway station of the Italian city of Sassari, the second largest city of Sardinia. It is owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), the national rail company of Italy, and also by the Ferrovie della Sardegna (FdS).
The station was inaugurated in 1884, when the FS line from Cagliari was completed. In 1888 it became the terminal of the Sassari-Alghero line, owned by FdS. During the Second World War, on 14 May 1943, it was damaged during a bombardment.
Structure and transport
Located in the north-western side of the city and in front of the downtown, the large station building has 3 floors. In front of it, since 2006, is located a tram stop of the new metro-tramway line. Track gauge used in the station is mainly standard (1,435) and partly narrow (950 mm). Narrow gauge is used by the 3 lines owned by the FdS. 3 terminal tracks, used by FdS trains, are located in north of the building. After the 3 passerby tracks served by platforms, there are other 4 tracks used for freight traffic.
Sassari station, not electrified as others in Sardinia, is served by several regional trains to Porto Torres, Olbia, Oristano and Cagliari. The adjacent tram-train stop provides for urban services.
- Sassari Tram-train
- Railway stations in Italy
- List of railway stations in Sardinia
- Rail transport in Italy
- History of rail transport in Italy
Notes and references
Media related to Sassari railway station at Wikimedia Commons