Locarno FART railway station

Locarno FART railway station (Italian: Stazione di Locarno FART) is a railway station that serves the city of Locarno, in the Swiss canton of Ticino. It is the Swiss terminus of the cross-border metre gauge railway line from Domodossola in Italy, which opened in 1923. Until 1990 these trains terminated in the forecourt of the mainline station, after passing through the streets of Locarno. This was replaced by a new underground station and section of line.

Locarno FART
Cream-and-blue train at underground platform
A FART train at the station in 2011
General information
LocationMuralto, Ticino
Switzerland
Coordinates46°10′21.684″N 8°48′7.740″E / 46.17269000°N 8.80215000°E / 46.17269000; 8.80215000Coordinates: 46°10′21.684″N 8°48′7.740″E / 46.17269000°N 8.80215000°E / 46.17269000; 8.80215000
Elevation205 m (673 ft)
Owned byRegional Bus and Rail Company of Ticino
Line(s)Domodossola–Locarno line
Platforms
Tracks2
Train operatorsRegional Bus and Rail Company of Ticino
ConnectionsLocarno
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Other information
Fare zone300 (arcobaleno)[1]
History
Opened17 December 1990 (1990-12-17)[2]
Services
Preceding station FART Following station
Locarno San Antonio
towards Domodossola
Panorama Express
Terminus
Locarno San Antonio
towards Camedo
Regio
Location

Since 1990, the station has been located underneath and physically connected to Locarno station, the city's primary railway station, although they do not share any tracks. The station is the eastern terminus of the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) metre gauge Domodossola–Locarno line of the Regional Bus and Rail Company of Ticino (Italian: Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi, FART).[3]

ServicesEdit

As of the December 2020 timetable change, the following services stop at Locarno FART:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Comunità tariffale Arcobaleno – Piano delle zone" (PDF) (in Italian). Comunità tariffale Arcobaleno. 2021. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  2. ^ "About us". www.centovalli.ch. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  3. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Cologne: Schweers + Wall. 2012. p. 61. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7.
  4. ^ "Locarno - Domodossola (Centovalli)" (PDF) (in Italian). Bundesamt für Verkehr. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 25 April 2021.

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