9 APRIL 2018
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Connections between Trieste Airport and several important Italian commercial and tourist centres have been given a major boost with the inauguration of a new rail station.
Trieste is the eighth Italian airport to gain a mainline station, but one of only a handful to be served by regional, intercity and Frecce high-speed services. The station has 400m platforms and is served by 70 trains daily from 05:00 – 23:00.
Located on the Trieste – Venice line, the station is considered strategically important as it serves a cross-border hub between Italy, Austria and Slovenia. The journey time to Trieste and Udine is around 30min, with a second-class fare of €4.50.
The station is linked to the airport terminal via a 425m footbridge, which is equipped with elevators, escalators and moving walkways. A 1,500-space car park and 16-bay bus station has also been built as part of the station project.
Infrastructure manager Italian Railway Network (RFI) contributed €1.6m towards the €17.2m project, which was completed in 13 months.
With the station’s opening, a parallel upgrading of the coastal line will bring the station within 1hr of the tourist attractions of Venice by 2026.
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