Udine railway station

Regional rail Pordenone railway station Centostazioni
Udine
The main entrance.
The main entrance.
LocationViale Europa Unita
33100 Udine UD
Udine, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Italy
Coordinates46°03′22″N 13°14′30″E / 46.05611°N 13.24167°E / 46.05611; 13.24167Coordinates: 46°03′22″N 13°14′30″E / 46.05611°N 13.24167°E / 46.05611; 13.24167
Operated byRete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s)Venice–Udine
Udine–Trieste
Tarvisio–Udine
Udine–Cervignano
Udine–Cividale
Distance126 km (78 mi) from Venezia Mestre
Train operatorsTrenitalia
ÖBB
Ferrovie Udine-Cividale
Connections
  • Urban (SAF)
    Suburban buses
Other information
ClassificationGold
History
Opened21 July 1860; 160 years ago (1860-07-21)
Location
Udine is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Udine
Udine
Location in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Udine is located in Northern Italy
Udine
Udine
Location in Northern Italy
Udine is located in Italy
Udine
Udine
Location in Italy

Udine railway station (Italian: Stazione di Udine) serves the city and comune of Udine, in the autonomous region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northeastern Italy. Opened in 1860, it is a junction of five lines, to Venice, Trieste, Tarvisio, Cervignano and Cividale, respectively.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company. Train services to and from the station are operated by Trenitalia, ÖBB and Ferrovie Udine-Cividale.

Location

Udine railway station is situated in Viale Europa Unita, at the southern edge of the city centre.

History

The station commenced operations on 21 July 1860 (1860-07-21), upon the inauguration of the Cormons–Udine section of the Venice–Udine railway. Only a few months later, on 3 October 1860, it also became the terminus of the Udine–Trieste railway, in conjunction with the opening of the Cormons–Udine section of that line.[1]

Under the management of Centostazioni, the passenger building underwent a restoration and renovation completed in 2005. The construction work focused on the modernization of the main hall, the construction of a new ticket office and the new information centre. In addition, some spaces were created for commercial use.[2]

Features

An FS regional train at Udine, 1997.

The station has a large passenger building that houses many services, including ticketing, two newsagents, bars, a bank, a chapel, a pharmacy, the shops, the Eurostar Club and the headquarters of the Railway Police.

In addition, there are offices of Trenitalia and the station manager. At one time the station was also the home of a military command.

The station yard is equipped with 7 tracks for passenger service (numbered 1 to 8), plus a few tracks for the exclusive use of freight handling, shunting, stabling and storage, including track number 2 which has no platform.

Up to 1 December 2008, the station was equipped with a locomotive shed and workshops.

Passenger and train movements

The movement of passengers at the station is about 7.6 million people a year, which means that the station is the busiest in Friuli-Venezia Giulia in terms of numbers of passengers.[3]

In the station, there are all types of trains for different destinations.

Directly outside the station, in the square, are bus stops for all bus routes to Udine. A few hundred metres away is the bus station, which is a terminus for suburban services. In front of the station is a taxi stand.

Train services

The station is served by the following service(s):

Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
TerminusFrecciargento
toward Roma Termini
TerminusFrecciabianca
toward Wien Hbf
Railjet
toward Munich
EuroNight
toward Wien Hbf
EuroNight
Intercity Notte
toward Roma Termini
Treno regionale
Treno regionale
Treno regionale
Preceding station   ÖBB   Following station
toward Villach Hbf
Treno regionaleTerminus
Preceding station   Ferrovie Udine-Cividale   Following station
TerminusTreno regionale
toward Cividale

See also

References

  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]. www.trenidicarta.it (in Italian). Alessandro Tuzza. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Stazione di Udine" [Udine railway station]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  3. ^ "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 30 November 2010.