Asciano railway station

Asciano railway station is an Italian railway station on the Siena-Chiusi railway line in Southern Tuscany. It serves as a junction for the line to Monte Antico.

Asciano
Stazione di Asciano 1.jpg
View of the station building
General information
LocationViale I Maggio
Asciano SI 53041
Asciano, Siena, Tuscany
Italy
Coordinates43°14′07″N 11°34′47″E / 43.23528°N 11.57972°E / 43.23528; 11.57972Coordinates: 43°14′07″N 11°34′47″E / 43.23528°N 11.57972°E / 43.23528; 11.57972
Operated byRete Ferroviaria Italiana
Trenitalia
Line(s)Siena-Chiusi
Asciano-Monte Antico
Distance221.371 km (137.554 mi)
from Roma Termini
Platforms3
Other information
ClassificationBronze
History
Opened11 September 1859; 163 years ago (1859-09-11)
Location
Asciano is located in Tuscany
Asciano
Asciano
Location in Tuscany
Asciano is located in Italy
Asciano
Asciano
Location in Italy

HistoryEdit

It was opened on 11 September 1859 as an intermediate station on the Siena-Chiusi railway. In 1872, a new line opened to connect Grosseto and Siena, which branches off the main line here. Until 1927, it was the only connection between the two cities however a new line opened between Siena and Monte Antico, meaning traffic was significantly reduced on the section between here and Monte Antico, eventually closing to regular passenger services in 1994. Since then, regular passenger services have continued to serve this station on journeys between Siena and Chiusi-Chianciano Terme. The station has a turntable, which is occasionally used for steam locomotives that run along the Asciano-Monte Antico railway.

Train services and movementsEdit

Regular passenger services to the station consist solely of regionale services, which run every day to Siena and Chiusi-Chianciano Terme, with one evening return service continuing to Empoli.[1] The station is served by Treno Natura steam or diesel historical trains that run occasionally for tourists.[2][3]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Orario dei treni in partenza dalla stazione di Monte Antico - RFI".
  2. ^ "Ferrovie Turistiche Italiane".
  3. ^ "Ferrovie.it - Viaggio sul".