Lecce railway station
The passenger building in 1866.
Piazzale Oronzo Massari|
73100 Lecce LE
Lecce, Lecce, Apulia
|Coordinates||40°20′44″N 18°09′58″E / 40.34556°N 18.16611°ECoordinates: 40°20′44″N 18°09′58″E / 40.34556°N 18.16611°E|
Rete Ferroviaria Italiana|
Martina Franca–Lecce (FSE)
797.903 km (495.794 mi)|
from Bologna Centrale
Ferrovie del Sud Est (FSE)
|Opened||15 January 1866|
Location within Apulia
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.
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).
Lecce railway station is situated at Piazzale Oronzo Massari, a short distance to the south west of the city centre.
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.
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.
- 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
|Preceding station||Trenitalia||Following station|
toward Roma Termini
toward Torino Porta Nuova
toward Venezia Santa Lucia
toward Bologna Centrale
toward Roma Termini
toward Torino Porta Nuova
toward Bari Centrale
|Preceding station||Ferrovie del Sud Est||Following station|
toward Martina Franca
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Apulia
- Rail transport in Italy
- Railway stations in Italy
- List of Italian stations and categories
- 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]. Trenidicarta.it (in Italian). Alessandro Tuzza. Retrieved 1 January 2011. External link in
- FSE train timetables
Media related to Lecce railway station at Wikimedia Commons
This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at May 2014.