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Palermo Centrale railway station

Palermo Centrale
Exterior of the station building.
Location
Address Piazza Giulio Cesare
90127 Palermo
Comune Palermo
Province Palermo
Region Sicily
Country Italy
Coordinates 38°06′36″N 13°22′01″E / 38.11000°N 13.36694°E / 38.11000; 13.36694Coordinates: 38°06′36″N 13°22′01″E / 38.11000°N 13.36694°E / 38.11000; 13.36694

Line(s) Palermo–Messina
Palermo–Trapani
Palermo–Catania
Palermo–Agrigento
Other information
Opened 1886 (1886)
Platforms 10
Owner Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Manager Grandi Stazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Classification Platinum
Services
Connections
15px Metropolitana di Palermo
AMAT buses
Location map
Palermo Centrale railway station
Palermo Centrale railway station
Palermo Centrale railway station (Sicily)

Palermo Centrale is the main railway station of the Italian city of Palermo, capital of Sicily. It is one of the most important "FS" stations of Italy.[1] Along with Catania Centrale, Messina Centrale and Syracuse it is one of the most important stations of its region. It is owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato, the national rail company of Italy.

History

The station, designed by the Italian architect Di Giovanni, was opened on 7 June 1886. Still 1941 it was characterized by a big roof with a structure in iron and glass, substituted in the early 1950s with a reinforced concrete structure.

Structure and transport

Palermo Centrale lies in the middle of the city, at Julius Caesar square (Piazza Giulio Cesare), and its building has a multi-level structure. It is a terminal station with 10 platforms for passenger service.

The station is situated on the lines Messina-Palermo and Palermo-Trapani. It is also the terminal of Palermo-Catania[2] and Palermo-Agrigento[3] lines.

As transportation the Centrale is an important hub of regional services for Sicily, also served by the citizen subway which links it to the Airport of Punta Raisi. For long distance transport it is the terminal of InterCity and Express trains to Rome, Turin, Milan, Venice and still 1970s to Paris. It is still not served by EuroStar trains, principally for its position on an island, but it is included in the project of Berlin–Palermo railway axis.[4]

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