Massa Centro railway station
|View of the station platforms.|
|Address||Piazza IV Novembre
54100 Massa MS
|Province||Massa and Carrara|
|Distance||43.0 km (26.7 mi)
from Pisa Centrale
|Opened||1 November 1862|
|Manager||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Massa Centro railway station (Italian: Stazione di Massa Centro) serves the town and comune of Massa, in the region of Tuscany, central Italy. Opened in 1862, it forms part of the Pisa–La Spezia–Genoa railway.
The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Train services to and from the station are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.
Massa Centro railway station is situated in Piazza IV Novembre, to the south of the city centre.
The station was opened on 1 November 1862, upon the inauguration of the Massa–Seravezza section of the Pisa–La Spezia–Genoa railway. Five months later, on 15 May 1863, the line was extended from Massa to Sarzana, in the neighbouring region of Liguria.
In 1939, the passenger building was renovated, to a design of the architect Roberto Narducci.
The station has three tracks for passengers and two through tracks for goods traffic.
Track 1 serves trains bound for Pisa Centrale, and Track 2 is for trains heading for La Spezia Centrale. Track 3 is used as both an exchange platform and for overtaking. The platforms facing all three tracks have long marble canopies and are connected by an underpass.
There are also many monitors showing arrival and departure information in real time.
Passenger and train movements
The station has about 1.1 million passenger movements each year.
The station is also served by urban and suburban bus lines.
- Alessandro Tuzza and others. "Prospetto cronologico dei tratti di ferrovia aperti all'esercizio dal 1839 al 31 dicembre 1926" [Chronological overview of the features of the railways opened between 1839 and 31 December 1926]. Trenidicarta.it. Alessandro Tuzza. Retrieved 20 December 2010. (Italian)
- "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website. Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. (Italian)
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This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at December 2010.
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