Montesanto station

The Montesanto station, in Naples, is a station located at the terminus of the Cumana and Circumflegrea railway lines, both of the former SEPSA.

Montesanto Station
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Overview
Native nameStazione di Montesanto
Statusin use
LocaleNaples, Italy
Service
TypeStation
History
Opened1889 (1889)
Technical
Number of tracks4
Route map

Morghen
Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Montesanto
(Montesanto station)

Structures and systemsEdit

The building, in the 1880s on a design by the engineer Antonio Liotta inspired by the liberty style, was the subject, between 2005 and 2008, of a demanding and radical restoration conceived by the neapolitan architect Silvio D'Ascia who the original structure has been completely transformed thanks to the use of large glazed surfaces (1,700 m2 of glass roofs) and metal members (3,500 m2 of stainless steel cladding).

The station has 4 tracks: the first and second are part of the Cumana railway, the third and fourth are part of the Circumflegrea railway. Both lines, after different routes, rejoin Torregaveta, the opposite terminus.

The station is directly connected to the Montesanto Funicular, while you can easily walk to the RFI station, served by the convoys of line 2, and the Dante stop of line 1.

On 25 May 2016, the station was named after Petru Birladeanu, an innocent victim of the Camorra, who was mistakenly killed in the station on 26 May 2009.[1][2]

Work is underway for the construction of the Monte Sant'Angelo link road, which will make the station also the terminus of Line 7.

Passenger movementEdit

Being in the historic center of Naples, and being the terminus of the two railways, passenger traffic is very strong.

The frequency of trains is one every 20 minutes for both the Cumana railway and the Circumflegrea railway.

The station is frequented by 60,000 users daily, with a traffic of 200 trains per day. During the restoration work, the building continued to perform its function without interruption.

ServicesEdit

The station has:

  •   Ticket office
  •   Accessibility for handicapped people
  •   Bar
  •   Elevators
  •   Escalators
  •   Toilet

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La stazione della cumana di Montesanto intitolata a Petru Birladeanu, vittima innocente della camorra". La Repubblica (in Italian). 25 May 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Si è cercato Petru Birladeanu -" (in Italian). Retrieved 2 March 2021.