Torino Lingotto railway station
The passenger building.
|Location||Via Mario Pannunzio|
10127 Torino TO
Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont
|Operated by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana|
|Distance||4.318 km (2.683 mi) from Torino Porta Nuova|
Torino Lingotto railway station (Italian: Stazione di Torino Lingotto) is one of the main stations serving the city and comune of Turin, capital of the region of Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The Torino Lingotto metro station is located nearby, and opened on March 6, 2011.
Opened in 1960, the station is the third most important in Turin, after Torino Porta Nuova and Torino Porta Susa. It forms part of the Turin–Genoa main line, and is also a stop on three secondary railways, which link Turin with Pinerolo, Cuneo and Savona, respectively.
The station is managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). Most train services are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company. The remaining train services are operated by GTT, a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the provinces of Turin, Alessandria, Cuneo and Asti, and Arenaways, an open-access railway operator that began passenger operations in November 2010.
Torino Lingotto railway station is situated in Via Mario Pannunzio, in the district of Lingotto, to the south east of Turin's city centre. It is near the well known former FIAT car factory also named Lingotto, and the Arco olimpico, symbol of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
The station was founded in 1960 as a railway stop without a passenger building. The facility was later transformed into a station equipped with a building suitable for accommodating both departing and arriving passengers.
With the increase in the number of trains passing through daily (from 240 to 270 in just a few years), it was decided in 1970 to extend the double-track section from Lingotto to Trofarello railway station, on the Turin-Genoa railway.
The 1960 passenger building was demolished in 1980 to make way for the current passenger building, which was opened in 1984.
The station has eleven through tracks and seven platform tracks, divided into two groups: northern section (four tracks) and southern section (three tracks).
The station is the subject of local government studies, given its growing importance to the southern part of the city.
The assumed reduction in future capacity of Torino Porta Nuova may further increase the station's importance. Local governments are working on the possible integration and synergy with the former Lingotto factory complex.
On 20 November 2007, the architect Massimiliano Fuksas submitted a preliminary project commissioned by the Piedmont Region for the redevelopment of the Via Nizza area, which previously housed the now demolished factories of Fiat Aviazione. The subsequently approved plan included construction of a new Piedmont Region Headquarters within a 686 ft skyscraper, currently set to open in 2018.
Torino Lingotto railway station is served by the lines 1, 2 and 4 of the Turin metropolitan railway service.
|Preceding station||Turin SFM||Following station|
toward Pont Canavese
toward Torino Stura
toward Torino Stura
Interchange and connections
- Railway stations in Turin
- History of rail transport in Italy
- Rail transport in Italy
- Railway stations in Italy
- Turin metropolitan railway service
- Lingotto (Turin Metro)
- Regione Piemonte Tower, www.emporis.com
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