Domodossola railway station

Domodossola railway station (Italian: Stazione di Domodossola) serves the city and comune of Domodossola, in the Piedmont region, northwestern Italy. Opened in 1888, it forms a major break of gauge junction between standard gauge lines to Milan, Brig and Novara, and a metre gauge line to Locarno.

Domodossola
Wide three-story building
The station in 2014
LocationPiazza Giacomo Matteotti
Domodossola
Italy
Coordinates46°6′55.080″N 8°17′46.475″E / 46.11530000°N 8.29624306°E / 46.11530000; 8.29624306Coordinates: 46°6′55.080″N 8°17′46.475″E / 46.11530000°N 8.29624306°E / 46.11530000; 8.29624306
Owned byRete Ferroviaria Italiana
Operated byCentostazioni
Line(s)
Distance55.547 km (34.515 mi) from Arona
Train operators
ConnectionsRegional and interurban buses
Other information
ClassificationGold
History
Opened8 September 1888 (1888-09-08)
Electrified4 May 1947 (1947-05-04)
Services
Preceding station EuroCity Following station
Brig
towards Basel SBB
Basel to Milan Stresa
Brig Geneva to Milan
Preceding station Swiss Federal Railways Following station
Brig
Terminus
InterRegio
Terminus
Preceding station BLS Following station
Preglia
towards Bern
RegioExpress
Lötschberger
Terminus
Preceding station Trenitalia Following station
Terminus Regionale
R23
Vogogna Ossola
Regionale
Villadossola
towards Novara
Preceding station Trenord Following station
Terminus RegioExpress
RE4
Verbania-Pallanza
Preceding station FART Following station
Terminus Panorama Express
Masera
towards Locarno FART
Location
Domodossola is located in Piedmont
Domodossola
Domodossola
Location within Piedmont
Domodossola is located in Northern Italy
Domodossola
Domodossola
Domodossola (Northern Italy)
Domodossola is located in Italy
Domodossola
Domodossola
Domodossola (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 on the line to Novara are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company. The link with Milan is operated by both Trenitalia and Trenord.

Train services on the line to Brig are operated by BLS AG and Swiss Federal Railways, and those on the line to Locarno by the Società Subalpina Imprese Ferroviarie [it] (SSIF). These two lines combine to form an international link, via Domodossola, between the German and Italian speaking parts of Switzerland.

LocationEdit

Domodossola railway station is situated at Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, at the eastern edge of the city centre.

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 9 September 1888, together with the rest of the Domodossola–Arona section of the Milan–Domodossola railway.[1] It was built as part of a railway construction project planned since the 1870s. The aim of the project was to break the isolation of the Ossola valley, by connecting it with Novara and Turin.

On 1 June 1906, Domodossola was extended to become an international facility, upon the opening of the Simplon Tunnel and the Brig–Domodossola railway that passes through it.[1]

The metre gauge connection between Domodossola and Locarno entered service on 27 November 1923.[1]

FeaturesEdit

The passenger building has a significant architectural façade, with a string course of Baveno granite and three cornices.

Passenger movementsEdit

The station has about 1.4 million passenger movements each year.[2]

InterchangeEdit

From the bus terminal located near the station there are direct buses to the main municipalities in the Ossola valley, and inter-urban routes to Verbania, Omegna and Milan Malpensa Airport.

ServicesEdit

The following services stop at Domodossola:[3][4][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 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 13 February 2011.
  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 13 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Brig – Domodossola" (PDF) (in German). Bundesamt für Verkehr. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  4. ^ "SERVIZIO TRENORD (Lunedì-Venerdì)" (PDF) (in Italian). Trenord. 15 June 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Informazioni al Pubblico / Linea: Domodossola – Gallarate – Milano" (PDF) (in Italian). Trenord. 8 June 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.

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