Civitavecchia railway station

Civitavecchia railway station (Italian: Stazione di Civitavecchia) serves the town and comune of Civitavecchia, the sea port for Rome, in the region of Lazio, central Italy. Opened in 1859, it forms part of the Pisa–Livorno–Rome railway.

Civitavecchia
View of the passenger building.
View of the passenger building.
General information
LocationViale della Repubblica
00053 Civitavecchia RM
Civitavecchia, Rome, Lazio
Italy
Coordinates42°05′18″N 11°47′53″E / 42.08833°N 11.79806°E / 42.08833; 11.79806Coordinates: 42°05′18″N 11°47′53″E / 42.08833°N 11.79806°E / 42.08833; 11.79806
Operated byRete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s)Pisa–Livorno–Rome
Distance80.678 km (50.131 mi)
from Roma Termini
Train operatorsTrenitalia
Connections
Other information
ClassificationGold
History
Opened24 April 1859; 163 years ago (1859-04-24)
Location
Civitavecchia is located in Lazio
Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia
Location in Lazio
Civitavecchia is located in Italy
Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia
Location in Italy

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Train services are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

LocationEdit

Civitavecchia railway station is situated in Viale della Repubblica, a short distance to the southeast of both the town centre and the main entrance to the port.

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 24 April 1859, upon the inauguration of the Rome–Civitavecchia section of the Pisa–Livorno–Rome railway.[1] The original, temporary, station facilities were replaced on 2 July 1860, when the permanent station was placed into service. On 27 June 1867, Civitavecchia ceased to be a terminus, when the line was extended to the north, as far as Nunziatella, on the border between the Papal States and Tuscany.[1]

Between 1928 and 1961, Civitavecchia was the junction for a branch line to Orte. That line is currently disused, but in September 2010 a contract was let for its reconstruction.

FeaturesEdit

 
View of the main platform

Civitavecchia's passenger building is a mostly single storey structure, with a double storey central section. It houses ticket offices and a waiting room.

The station has four through tracks, and two terminating tracks, with platforms for passengers. The platforms are linked by an underpass. There is also a freight yard.

Further north are offices, a storage area for locomotives, and Civitavecchia Porto Tarquina, where wagons are repaired.

To the south was once a goods line, now abandoned, which branched off from the station towards the port. It has been replaced by a paved area now used as a parking lot.

Passenger and train movementsEdit

 
An E464 class locomotive with a commuter train at Civitavecchia

The station has about 3.2 million passenger movements each year.[2]

All InterCity, Eurostar City trains passing through the station stop there, as do a pair of InterCity Notte trains (InterCity Night). The station is occasionally a stop or terminus for the Express train UNITALSI, a train of pilgrims.

Very frequent regional trains link Civitavecchia with nearby destinations, including Rome, Grosseto, Montalto di Castro and Pisa.

The station is also the terminus of the FR5 commuter service from Rome, with a train every 30 minutes.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alessandro Tuzza; et al. "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 (in Italian). Alessandro Tuzza. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Civitavecchia railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station Lazio regional railways Following station
Santa Marinella
towards Roma Termini
FL5 Terminus