Torino Porta Nuova railway station
View of the station building.
|Owned by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana|
|Operated by||Grandi Stazioni|
|Line(s)||Turin–Milan (high speed)
Turin Metro Line M1
Torino Porta Nuova railway station (IATA: TPY) is the main railway station of Turin. It is the third busiest station in Italy for passenger flow after Rome Termini and Milan Central, with about 192,000 journeys per day and 70 million travellers a year and a total of about 350 trains per day. Porta Nuova is a terminal station, with trains arriving perpendicularly to the facade. The station is located in corso Vittorio Emanuele II, right in front of piazza Carlo Felice (in the South side of the city centre).
Trains between Turin and Milan start or finish at the station, including services using the Turin–Milan high-speed line. A subway station, which is part of Turin Subway (Metropolitana di Torino) line 1, has been recently built under the station building.
Construction of the station began in 1861 under the direction of Alessandro Mazzucchetti. The original structure included a clear distinction between the departure area (near Via Nizza) and the arrival area (near Via Sacchi). The departure area consisted of a large saloon, decorated with columns, stucco work and frescoes depicting the crests of 135 Italian cities showing their distance in kilometers from Turin. This building housed the ticket office, three waiting rooms (one for each of the three classes of railway travel), the Royal Hall and a cafe restaurant.
The station was inaugurated on 4 February 2009, but was first opened to the public in December 1864 - although the work was completed in 1868 - without an official opening ceremony, partly because the capital of Italy had just been moved from Turin to Florence. The name Porta Nuova ("New Gate" in English) refers to an old city gate once standing nearby, right along the South side of the old city walls, at the bottom of present-day via Roma (once called via Nuova): after the walls were torn down at the beginning of the XIX century, the gates themselves got demolished - a singular exception was Porta Palatina - but their old names kept being used as local place names (other examples are Porta Susa and Porta Palazzo).
Enzo Ferrari attended "Bar del Nord" in Porta Nuova, where he met those connected with automobiles and racing when he was working in Turin as a young man, circa 1918–1919.
A station of the Turin Metro (Metropolitana di Torino) opened under the main station on 5 October 2007.
The station has been included in the program of upgrading of the main Italian stations, by Grandi Stazioni, a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato. In the first stage of regeneration completed on 4 February 2009, 44,146 square metres of the 92,747 square meter area of the station buildings was redeveloped. The areas allocated to services for passengers, dining, shopping, culture and leisure was increased considerably.
The station is built on several levels. An underground level is occupied by local divisions of FS and businesses. The platforms are on the ground floor, along with passenger lounges and associated services for passengers and commercial activities. On the upper floors are offices and a post office.
The station is served by the following services:
- High speed services (Frecciarossa) Turin – Milan – Bologna – Florence – Rome
- High speed services (Frecciarossa) Turin – Milan – Bologna – Reggio Emilia – Florence – Rome – Naples – Salerno
- High speed services (Italo) Turin - Milan - Bologna - Reggio Emilia - Florence - Rome - Naples - Salerno
- High speed services (Frecciabianca) Turin - Milan - Brescia - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice - Trieste
- High speed services (Frecciabianca) Turin - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
- High speed services (Frecciabianca) Turin - Allesandria - Genova - La Spezia - Pisa - Livorno - Rome
- Intercity services Turin – Asti – Alessandria – Genoa - La Spezia - Pisa - Livorno - Rome - Naples - Salerno
- Intercity services Turin – Asti – Alessandria – Bologna – Rimini – Ancona – Pescara – Foggia – Bari – Brindisi – Lecce
- Night train (Intercity Notte) Turin - Alessandria - Bolgona - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
- Night train (Intercity Notte) Turin - Genoa - La Spezia - Pisa - Livorno - Rome - Naples - Salerno
- Night train (Intercity Notte) Turin - Milan - Parma - Rome - Naples - Salerno
- Night train (Intercity Notte) Turin - Milan - Parma - Reggio Emilia - Florence - Rome - Salerno - Lamezia Terme - Reggio di Calabria
- Express services (Regionale Veloce) Turin – Vercelli – Novara – Milan
- Regional services (Treno regionale) Turin – Asti – Alessandria – Ronco – Genoa
- Turin Metropolitan services (SFM3) Bardonecchia - Bussoleno - Turin
- Turin Metropolitan services (SFM3) Susa - Bussoleno - Turin
- Turin Metropolitan services (SFM7) Fossano - Turin
|Preceding station||Trenitalia||Following station|
toward Roma Termini
toward Trieste Centrale
toward Roma Termini
toward Reggio di Calabria Centrale
toward Milano Centrale
toward Genova Brignole
|Preceding station||Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori||Following station|
|Preceding station||Turin SFM||Following station|
toward Torino Stura
- Turin Metro
- Turin metropolitan railway service
- Torino Porta Susa railway station
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Piedmont
- Rail transport in Italy
- Railway stations in Italy