Savona railway station


Savona railway station.
Location Piazza Aldo Moro
17100 Savona SV
Savona, Savona, Liguria
Coordinates 44°18′25″N 08°28′13″E / 44.30694°N 8.47028°E / 44.30694; 8.47028Coordinates: 44°18′25″N 08°28′13″E / 44.30694°N 8.47028°E / 44.30694; 8.47028
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Line(s) Genoa–Ventimiglia
Distance 39.10 km (24.30 mi) from Genova Piazza Principe
Train operators Trenitalia
Architect Pier Luigi Nervi
Other information
Classification Gold
Opened 1977 (1977)
Location within Northern Italy

Savona railway station (Italian: Stazione di Savona) serves the seaport and comune of Savona, in the Liguria region, northwestern Italy. Opened in 1977, it forms part of the Genoa–Ventimiglia railway, and is situated just over one quarter of the way from Genoa towards Ventimiglia. It is also the western terminus of the Turin–Fossano–Savona railway.

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


The station is located in the Mongrifone district of Savona, at Piazza Aldo Moro.


The present Savona railway station was built between 1959 and 1962 by architect Pier Luigi Nervi, to replace the older and more centrally located Savona Letimbro railway station. Its construction anticipated the then future doubling of the Genoa-Ventimiglia railway, which at that time followed a single-track path located mainly near the sea. The new double track line was planned to be further inland.

The completed station was officially opened in 1962, in the presence of President Antonio Segni. However, due to major construction delays the new double track line between Savona and Finale Ligure was not completed until 1977. Thus, for fifteen years the new station was a white elephant, used only occasionally by test trains operated to stabilize the embankment. Meanwhile, scheduled passenger trains continued to stop at the nineteenth century Letimbro station.


In 2009, the passenger building underwent a radical redesign, involving the remodelling of the interior without damage to the existing structures. As at 2010, it had a modern and streamlined appearance, with a new ticket office, a shopping mall and a new entrance facing Piazza Aldo Moro.

The station yard has nine tracks and two passing loops. The station is connected by a double-track line with the Savona Parco Doria goods yard, workshops (OMR), a locomotive depot, and Savona Marittima railway station, the latter being situated within the port area.

Passenger movements

The station has about 6.2 million passenger movements each year.[1]

Train services

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

Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
toward Ventimiglia
toward Roma Termini
toward Ventimiglia
Quiliano-Vado Ligure
toward Ventimiglia
Treno regionale
toward San Stefano di Magra

See also


  1. "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 12 December 2010.

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