Martina Franca–Lecce railway

The Martina Franca–Lecce railway is an Italian 103-kilometre (64-mile) long railway line, that connects Martina Franca with Francavilla Fontana and Lecce.

Martina Franca–Lecce railway
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Overview
Statusin use
OwnerRFI
LocaleItaly
Termini
Service
TypeHeavy rail
Operator(s)Ferrovie del Sud Est
History
Opened1907 (1907) (Lecce - Francavilla Fontana)
1925 (1925) (Francavilla Fontana - Martina Franca)
Technical
Line length103 km (64 mi)
Number of tracksSingle track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Route map

Martina Franca
Cisternino Città
Pascarosa
Ceglie Messapica
Capece
Francavilla Fontana
Sava
Manduria
Erchie-Torre Santa Susanna
San Pancrazio Salentino
Guagnano
Salice-Veglie
Campi Salentina
Novoli
Lecce

The line was opened in four stages between 1907 and 1925.[1] On 27 May 1907 the section from Lecce to Francavilla Fontana opened; the line was further extended on 14 August 1924 to Ceglie Messapica. On 5 April 1925 the line reached Cisternino and finally reached Martina Franca on 24 December 1925.

UsageEdit

The line is used by the following service(s):

  • Local services (Treno regionale) Martina Franca - Francavilla Fontana - Novoli - Lecce

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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. Retrieved 1 January 2011. {{cite web}}: External link in |work= (help)

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at September 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Martina Franca–Lecce railway at Wikimedia Commons