Turin–Fossano–Savona railway

The Turin–Fossano–Savona railway is a major Italian railway that links the cities of Turin and Savona. The railway is double track up to Ceva, standard gauge and fully electrified at 3 kV DC. It connects the cities of Trofarello, Carmagnola, Cavallermaggiore, Savigliano, Fossano, Mondovì, Ceva and San Giuseppe di Cairo.

Turin–Fossano–Savona railway
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Overview
TypeHeavy rail
Statusin use
LocaleItaly
TerminiTurin
Savona
Stations17 station, 6 stops
Operation
Opened14 November 1823 (1823-11-14)
7 February 1954 (1954-02-07)
OwnerRFI
Operator(s)Trenitalia
Technical
Line length153 km (95 mi)
Number of tracks2 (Turin–Ceva)
1 (Ceva–Savona)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Operating speed160 km/h (99 mph)
0.00 Torino Porta Nuova
to Milan
4.318 Torino Lingotto
8.010 Moncalieri
228 m
13.030 Trofarello
233 m
to Genoa and Chieri
Santena-Tetti Giro
† 2003
231 m
7.149 Villastellone
235 m
15.499 Carmagnola
240 m
To Bra
24.579 Racconigi
258 m
from Moretta † 1959
31.628 Cavallermaggiore
282 m
38.384 Savigliano
311 m
Genola
† 2003
336 m
50.541
0.000
Fossano
355 m
5.978 Trinità-Bene Vagienna
374 m
12.893 Magliano-Crava-Morozzo
400 m
from Cuneo
18.985 Mondovì
414 m
to Bastia Mondovì † 1986
Mondovì tunnel (667 m)
21.594 Pobbia tunnel (1126 m)
22.720
22.779 San Giovanni tunnel (2804 m)
25.582
25.908 Vicoforte-San Michele
454 m
30.426 Lesegno
428 m
32.398 Lesegno tunnel (1297 m)
33.695
30.426 Lesegno Tanaro
† 19??
408 m
from Bra † 1994
38.156
45.260
Ceva
terminus double track
387 m
39.654 Sale Langhe
474 m
37.272 Belbo tunnel (4366 m)
32.907
31.680 Saliceto
423 m
28.659 Cengio
408 m
Cosseria tunnel (528 m)
24.334 Cosseria
† 2003
368 m
38.156
45.260
San Giuseppe di Cairo
343 m
tract for Altare
18.450 Bragno
16.283 Ferrania
361 m
15.805
Sella tunnel (2309 m)
13.496
12.940 Sella
287 m
5.664 Santuario
122 m
0.000
1.493
from Genoa
from Genoa † 1977
1.107 Savona
new / ancient
San Giuseppe di Cairo–Savona (via Altare)
from Turin and Alessandria
24.375 San Giuseppe di Cairo
343 m
tract for Ferrania
Carcare
18.329 Altare
395 m
17.884
Altare tunnel (1451 m)
16.433
Maschio [it]
† 2009
188 m
6.592
Santuario tunnel (2063 m)
4.529
from Genoa
from Genoa † 1977
1.107 Savona
new / ancient

HistoryEdit

The railway was opened from 1829 to 1954.

Tract Inauguration
TorinoTrofarello 24 September 1848
Trofarello–Savigliano 16 March 1853
Savigliano–Fossano 15 December 1853
CevaSavona (for Ferrania) 28 September 1874
San Giuseppe di Cairo–Altare[1] 14 November 1923
Fossano–Ceva 28 October 1933
Altare–Savona 7 February 1954

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dell'Amico, op. cit., p. 22

See alsoEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • RFI - Fascicolo Linea 8 (Torino–San Giuseppe di Cairo)
  • RFI - Fascicolo Linea 75 (San Giuseppe di Cairo–Savona)
  • Franco Dell'Amico, Due valichi per Savona, in "I Treni Oggi" n. 61 (giugno 1986), pp. 16–22.
  • Rebagliati Franco, Dell'Amico Franco, Siri Mario, I centoventi anni della linea ferroviaria Torino-Savona (1874-1994), Alzani Editore

External linksEdit

  Media related to Turin–Fossano–Savona railway at Wikimedia Commons