Reggio di Calabria Centrale railway station

Reggio di Calabria Centrale

Exterior of the station building andGiuseppe Garibaldi monument and square

Exterior of the station building and
Giuseppe Garibaldi monument and square
Location Piazza Garibaldi
89100 Reggio Calabria RC
Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Calabria
Coordinates 38°6′13.34″N 15°38′9.72″E / 38.1037056°N 15.6360333°E / 38.1037056; 15.6360333Coordinates: 38°6′13.34″N 15°38′9.72″E / 38.1037056°N 15.6360333°E / 38.1037056; 15.6360333
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Line(s) Battipaglia–Reggio Calabria
Taranto–Reggio Calabria
Distance 374.190 km (232.511 mi)
from Battipaglia
472.270 km (293.455 mi)
from Taranto
Platforms 6 (10 tracks)
Train operators Trenitalia
  • ATAM buses
  • Bluvia
Architect Angiolo Mazzoni
Other information
Classification Gold
Opened 1866 (1866)
Reggio di Calabria Centrale
Location within Calabria

Reggio di Calabria Centrale railway station (Italian: Reggio di Calabria Centrale) is the main railway station of the Italian city of Reggio, in Calabria. It is the most important station of its region and is owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato, the national rail company of Italy.


The station was opened on 3 June 1866, as southern terminal of the first track of the Ionian Railway to Catanzaro, Crotone, Sybaris and Taranto. In 1881 it was linked to the port with a link from Reggio Lido[1] to Reggio Marittima, the port station. The northern track to Villa San Giovanni, linking the station to the Battipaglia–Reggio di Calabria railway, was completed in 1884.

On 15 July 1970 the station was occupied by demonstrators in the first days of Reggio revolt.[2]

Train services

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

Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
toward Roma Termini
toward Roma Termini
Melito di Porto Salvo
toward Taranto
TerminusTreno regionale
Reggio di Calabria O.ME.CA.
Reggio di Calabria Lido
toward Rosarno
Treno regionale
Reggio di Calabria O.ME.CA.
toward Melito di Porto Salvo

Structure and transport

The new station building, projected following the modern criteria of the futurist architect Angiolo Mazzoni, was inaugurated on 18 April 1938. It counts a single floor and is located in front of the sea coast.

The station, electrified, is served by several regional trains and by a suburban rail connecting all the 10 stations of the city, from Villa San Giovanni to Melito di Porto Salvo. For long distance transport it counts some InterCity, Express and EuroStar trains to Rome, Turin, Milan, Venice, Bari and Bolzano, linking it also with Genoa, Naples, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Verona and other cities. Periodically it counts on direct connections to Udine and Trieste. Reggio Centrale has not international relations and direct trains to Sicily (connected with the near station of Villa San Giovanni); and all the high-speed trains (EuroStar) provide to link it with Rome[3] on the line via Lamezia, Salerno and Naples.


See also

Notes and references

  1. Originally named "Reggio Calabria Succursale"
  2. (Italian) Infos about Reggio revolt (La Storia siamo noi - Rai Educational)
  3. (Italian) Infos at Trenitalia website

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