Torino Porta Susa railway station

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Torino Porta Susa
Nouvelle gare TGV de Turin Porta Susa.jpg
Turin Porta Susa railway station
Location Piazza XVIII Dicembre, Turin
Italy
Coordinates 45°04′21″N 07°39′57″E / 45.07250°N 7.66583°E / 45.07250; 7.66583Coordinates: 45°04′21″N 07°39′57″E / 45.07250°N 7.66583°E / 45.07250; 7.66583
Owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Platforms 6
History
Opened 1868; 149 years ago (1868)
Location
Torino Porta Susa railway station is located in Northern Italy
Torino Porta Susa railway station
Torino Porta Susa railway station (Northern Italy)

Torino Porta Susa is a railway station in Turin, northern Italy; it is the second busiest mainline station in the city, after Torino Porta Nuova. It is located in Corso Inghilterra.

History[edit]

The station was built in 1868 during the expansion of the city towards the west. Trains between Torino Porta Nuova and Milan stop at the station, including TGV services between Paris and Milan and other services using the Turin–Milan high-speed line.

Reconstruction[edit]

In April 2006, reconstruction of the station began in conjunction with the Turin Passante regional railway. This involved quadrupling of the number of tracks that run through central Turin. At Porta Susa station, the line was widened to six tracks with new platforms being built beneath the thoroughfare Corso Inghilterra. A 300-metre long, 19-metre high glass and steel structure has been built above the tracks to create a new station, which is intended to become Turin's main hub of urban, regional and international rail traffic.

The project was developed by the Paris-based studio, Silvio d'Ascia Architecture, in collaboration with AREP and Agostino Magnaghi, after the team had won an international competition.[1] The station was inaugurated on 14 January 2013 by Prime Minister Mario Monti.[2] The total cost — estimated at €65 million — was borne entirely by the rail network operator, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI).[3] Plans for the reconstruction project also included a 100-metre high office tower for the Italian State Railways, Ferrovie dello Stato.

The Turin Metro opened a metro station at Porta Susa, which provides additional connections with Porta Nuova and Lingotto.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services:

  • High speed services (TGV) Paris - Chambéry - Turin - Milan
  • 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
  • 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 - Chivasso – Vercelli – Novara – Milan
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Turin - Chivasso - Ivrea
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Turin – Asti – Alessandria – Ronco – Genoa
  • Turin Metropolitan services (SFM1) Rivarolo - Turin - Chieri
  • Turin Metropolitan services (SFM2) Pinerolo - Turin - Chivasso
  • Turin Metropolitan services (SFM4) Turin - Bra
  • Turin Metropolitan services (SFM6) Turin - Asti
  • Turin Metropolitan services (SFM7) Fossano - Turin
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon
TGV
toward Milan
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
Terminus
Frecciarossa
toward Roma Termini
Terminus
Frecciarossa
toward Roma Termini
Terminus
Frecciarossa
toward Salerno
Terminus
Frecciarossa
toward Salerno
Terminus
Frecciabianca
Terminus
Intercity Notte
toward Salerno
Terminus
Intercity Notte
Terminus
Treno regionale
Terminus
Treno regionale
toward Ivrea
Preceding station   Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori   Following station
Terminus
Italo
toward Salerno
Preceding station   Turin SFM   Following station
SFM1
toward Chieri
toward Chivasso
SFM2
toward Pinerolo
toward Torino Stura
SFM4
toward Bra
toward Torino Stura
SFM6
toward Asti
toward Torino Stura
SFM7
toward Fossano

Metro services[edit]

Turin Metro service M1 serves the station.

  • M1: Fermi - Porta Susa - Porta Nuovo - Lingotto

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le stazioni per l'Alta Velocità (the stations for high-speed" (in Italian). Ferrovie dello Stato. Retrieved 26 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Italian premier opens rebuilt Turin Porta Susa station". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Mondo, Alessandro (30 December 2007). "La Nuova Porta Susa già in ritardo di un anno" (in Italian). La Stampa . p. 66. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Torino Porta Susa railway station at Wikimedia Commons