The following is a listing of information regarding the major train station in Rome. Some are pretty important, such as Rome Termini, Rome Tiburtina and Rome Ostiense, but there are a lot of other small Rome train stations scattered around the city, such as Rome Tuscolana, Rome Trastevere or Rome Nomentana, mainly used for local transportation. If you’re planning to catch a train from Rome, in the following article, Rome-explorer.com will give you some information about Rome train stations.
Rome train stations: Termini Station
Termini is indubitably the main railway station in Rome. It was named after the ancient Baths of Diocletian, which can be found across the street from the main entrance of the station. The works for the building of Termini station began in 1931 and finished in 1950, it was a great success both in capability and design.
Termini is also the centre of Rome's transport system. It is a rather efficient place although it is a little crowded, like all train stations. It is the largest European train station, it has been renovated in the past couple of years, and presently it is perhaps one of the most complete European station. On the other hand, watch out as Rome's pickpockets and petty thieves have their base here. So be alert all the time.
Most inter-city trains and all the very fast Eurostars trains arrive here, while fewer trains, particularly the night time ones, arrive and leave from the Tiburtina and Ostiense train stations. In the largest of all Rome train stations you will find several facilities: left luggage, tourist information service, shuttle train to the airport, train information service, car rental, Exchange Office, a 24 hours "Drugstore", a shopping centre in the underground hall with 200 shops of all sorts. To get more information just check Grandistazioni.it.
Another area to use caution is outside of the Stazione Termini. Numerious travelers have reported that kids just outside the station quickly approach English looking and sounding tourists who exit the station. These kids have been known to thrust pen and postcard into the hands of tourists and ask for help writing a letter "home." These "kids" then dictate a story of poverty and hunger so disturbing that the tourist is often guilt-ed into handing over some cash.
Rome train stations: Tiburtina Station
Roma Tiburtina is the second-largest railway station in Rome, after Roma Termini. Located in the north-eastern part of the city, it is undergoing some major renewal works to be redeveloped as a hub for the Italian high speed rail services, which won't pass through Termini, as it is a terminal station. Among Rome train stations, Tiburtina was above all dedicated to night trains to and from France, Switzerland and Austria. Even if all the major trains stopped here before arriving to Termini. In this station you’ll find left luggage, tourist information service, train to Fiumicino airport, information service, a 24 hours "Drugstore".
To get more information about this Rome train station check the Italian railway company site Ferroviedellostato.it
Rome train stations: Ostiense Station
Roma Ostiense is a train station in Piazza dei Partigiani, serving the Ostiense district of Rome, a short distance from the Porta San Paolo. The station’s building in itself has a remarkable historical and architectural relevance, the station was built to commemorate the forthcoming visit of Adolf Hitler to Rome in 1938, with the aim of creating a monumental station to receive the German dictator. A new road was also built to connect the station with Porta San Paolo - this was initially named Via A. Hitler but, after the Second World War, it was renamed Viale delle Cave Ardeatine. The station was designed by the Italian architect, Roberto Narducci.
The entire facade is made of Travertine marble and the entrance is marked by a pillared portico. On the right side of the station there is a relief by Francesco Nagni that represents the mythical figures of Bellerophon and Pegasus. This is one of Rome train stations run by the CentoStazioni arm of the Ferrovie dello Stato group and the urban rail lines FR1, FR3 and FR5 run through it. Ostiense station is linked with the Piramide Metro B station and from here you can take the Rome-Lido railway line to go to Ostia, the seaside Roman district.
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