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Lecce railway station

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Classification  Gold
Province  Province of Lecce
Opened  15 January 1866
Platforms in use  8
Lecce railway station
Location  Piazzale Oronzo Massari 73100 Lecce LE Lecce, Lecce, Apulia Italy
Operated by  Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Centostazioni
Line(s)  Ancona–Lecce (Trenitalia) Martina Franca–Lecce (FSE) Lecce–Otranto (FSE)
Distance  797.903 km (495.794 mi) from Bologna Centrale
Train operators  Trenitalia Ferrovie del Sud Est (FSE)
Address  73100 Lecce, Province of Lecce, Italy
Similar  Bari Centrale railway st, Brindisi railway station, Termoli railway station, Taranto railway station, Foggia railway station

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Lecce railway station (Italian: Stazione di Lecce) (IATA: LCZ) serves the city and comune of Lecce, in the region of Apulia, Southern Italy. Opened in 1866, it is the southern terminus of the Adriatic Railway (Ancona–Lecce), and is also the terminus of two regional lines, the Martina Franca–Lecce railway and the Lecce–Otranto railway.

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

Services on the Martina Franca–Lecce railway and the Lecce–Otranto railway are operated by Ferrovie del Sud Est (FSE).

Location

Lecce railway station is situated at Piazzale Oronzo Massari, a short distance to the south west of the city centre.

History

The station was opened on 15 January 1866, upon the inauguration of the final section of the Adriatic Railway, between Brindisi and Lecce. It remained a terminal station until 1 February 1868, when a new line was opened between Lecce and Zollino. That line now forms part of the Lecce–Otranto railway.

From the date of its opening until the nationalisation of railways in Italy, the station was operated by the Società per le Strade Ferrate Meridionali (English: Company for the Southern Railways, SFM). It was then taken over by the FS.

On 27 May 1907, the station was linked with Francavilla Fontana, by a railway line built to the Italian narrow gauge of 950 millimetres (37 in). This line later became the nucleus of the Martina Franca–Lecce railway, operated by the LSE. Since 1933, the Lecce-Maglie-Otranto railway, which serves as an extension of the Adriatic Railway, has also been operated by the LSE.

Train services

Adriatic Railway mainline trains depart from Lecce with destinations including Bari, Rome, Milan, Bologna, Venice and Turin.

The station is also served by regional trains operated by either Trenitalia or the FSE. Destinations linked by regional trains with Lecce include Bari, Foggia, Taranto, Manduria, Gallipoli (Italy), Otranto, Maglie, Santa Maria di Leuca, Novoli, Francavilla Fontana and Martina Franca.

The station is served by the following services:

  • High speed services (Frecciargento) Rome - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Turin - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Venice - Padua - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity services Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Rome - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Milan - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Turin - Alessandria - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Bari - Monopoli - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Martina Franca - Francavilla Fontana - Novoli - Lecce
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Lecce - Zollino - Nardo - Gallipoli
  • References

    Lecce railway station Wikipedia


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