Napoli Centrale railway station

The Napoli Centrale railway station (Italian: Stazione di Napoli Centrale ) is the main station of the southern Italian port city of Naples. He is among the list of 13 Grandi Stazioni ( in German: Large yards) out of the Ferrovie dello Stato (FS ). Operator is the company Grandi Stazioni.

In addition to the main train station, the city of Naples has three other major railway stations of regional, or national importance: the Napoli Campi Flegrei railway station, Napoli Mergellina near the seaside promenade and the Napoli Piazza Garibaldi Railway Station, which is located below the complex of the main train station Napoli Centrale.


First blueprints of the station building to the year 1866, under the supervision of architect Enrico Alvino back. The current building was designed in 1954 by Pier Luigi Nervi and constructed to replace the old train station at Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi. Work on the modern train station could be completed in 1960.

Since the year 2005, the Napoli Centrale railway station is in a phase of restructuring and architectural appreciation, led by Dominique Perrault. To this end, so far all platforms were equipped with plasma screens, built a pedestrian access to the taxi stands in front of the building and a corridor with escalators and moving walkways to the tracks of the Circumvesuviana (EAV ). The station is located in the Fontana Partenope was restored in the context of this work.


Special architectural features of the station building are the pyramidal roof elements, made famous by a music video of the Italian singer Mina, and the columns in tree form, which carry the canopies at the entrance and on the platforms.

Of particular interest is the fountain Fontana della Sirena of the 18th century, which was designed by Francesco Jerace. The fountain was erected in the park is now Piazza Garibaldi and were resettled in 1924 in the Piazza Sannazzaro.

From the basement of Piazza Garibaldi Station, which is traversed by trains on line 2, and the station of private Ferrovia Circumvesuviana (EAV ) is reached.