Milan–Domodossola railway

Simplon Tunnel at the northern end of the line
Domodossola station
Legend
Straight track Straight track
To Zermatt/Lausanne
Straight track Junction from left
To Bern via Lötschberg Base Tunnel
Straight track Junction from left
To Bern via Lötschberg Tunnel
Station on track Station on track
Brig (SBB-CFF-FFS/MGB)
Track turning left Unknown BSicon "KRZo"
To Disentis/Mustér via Furka Oberalp Bahn
Enter tunnel
Unknown BSicon "tGRENZE"
Simplon Tunnel (20 km)/ ItalianSwiss border
Exit tunnel
Enter and exit short tunnel
Iselle Tunnel (169 m)
Stop on track
0,00 Iselle
Enter and exit short tunnel
Trasquera Tunnel (1.712 m)
Enter and exit short tunnel
Varzo Spiral Tunnel (2.966 m)
Stop on track
0,00 Varzo
Enter and exit short tunnel
Varzo Tunnel (81 m)
Enter and exit short tunnel
Mognatta Tunnel (422 m)
Enter and exit short tunnel
Gabbio Mollo Tunnel (568 m)
Enter and exit short tunnel
San Giovanni Tunnel (425 m)
Enter and exit short tunnel
Rio Rido–Preglia Tunnel (2.266 m)
Stop on track
0,00 Preglia
Track turning from left Track turning right
Station on track Unknown BSicon "tKBHFl"
0.00 Domodossola / To Locarno
Junction to right
To Novara
Unknown BSicon "BS2l" Unknown BSicon "BS2c3"
Bridge over water
Toce River
Enter and exit short tunnel
Enter and exit short tunnel
Unknown BSicon "BS2c1" Unknown BSicon "BS2+r"
Track turning from right Straight track
Domodossola line
Stop on track Stop on track
13,00 Vogogna Ossola
Unknown BSicon "BS2l" Unknown BSicon "BS2r"
Stop on track
16,00 Premosello
Unknown BSicon "BS2+l" Unknown BSicon "BS2+r"
Stop on track Stop on track
20,00 Cuzzago
Track turning right Straight track
To Novara
Unknown BSicon "BS2c2" Unknown BSicon "BS2r"
Enter and exit tunnel
Stop on track
27,00 Mergozzo
Enter and exit short tunnel
Enter and exit short tunnel
Stop on track
30,00 Verbania-Pallanza
Bridge over water
Toce River
Enter and exit tunnel
Stop on track
35,00 Baveno
Enter and exit short tunnel
Enter and exit short tunnel
Stop on track
39,00 Stresa
Enter and exit tunnel
Stop on track
45,00 Belgirate
Stop on track
47,00 Lesa
Stop on track
51,00 Meina
Enter and exit short tunnel
Enter and exit short tunnel
Station on track
Arona
Junction to right
To Santhià, Novara
Stop on track
61,00 Dormelletto
Junction from right
From Novara
Small bridge over water
Ticino River
Station on track
65,00 Sesto Calende
Junction both to and from left
From Luino
Enter and exit tunnel
Unknown BSicon "AKRZu"
Autostrada A8/A26European route E62
Stop on track
71,00 Vergiate
Stop on track
75,00 Somma Lombardo
Stop on track
78,00 Casorate Sempione
Junction from left
From Luino
Junction from left
From Varese and Porto Ceresio
Unknown BSicon "S+BHF"
Gallarate
Unknown BSicon "S+BHF"
89,00 Busto Arsizio
Unknown BSicon "KRZo"
FNM Saronno-Novara line
Unknown BSicon "S+BHF"
94,00 Legnano
Unknown BSicon "SHST"
97,00 Canegrate
Unknown BSicon "SHST"
99,00 Parabiago
Unknown BSicon "SHST"
104,00 Vanzago-Pogliano
Junction from right
From Turin
Unknown BSicon "S+BHF"
108,00 Rho
Unknown BSicon "BS2+l" Unknown BSicon "BS2+r"
Unknown BSicon "AKRZu" Unknown BSicon "AKRZu"
Milan western ring road—European route E35E62
Unknown BSicon "ÜWol" Unknown BSicon "ÜWur"
Unknown BSicon "ÜWu+l" Unknown BSicon "ÜWo+r"
Unknown BSicon "BS2l" Unknown BSicon "BS2r"
Unknown BSicon "AKRZu"
Autostrada A4—Strada Europea E64
Unknown BSicon "SHST"
8+856 Rho Fiera Milano * 12.2008
Unknown BSicon "AKRZu"
Autostrada A8
Unknown BSicon "SHST"
116,00 Milano Certosa
Junction both to and from right
To Passante and Milano Porta Garibaldi
Unknown BSicon "KRZo"
Milan–Saronno railway
Unknown BSicon "KRZo"
Milan–Asso railway
Junction both to and from left
To Chiasso, Verona, Venice, Bologna and Genoa
End station
125,00 Milano Centrale

The Domodossola–Milan railway line is a major Italian railway route and an important part of the European rail network. It is one of Italy's busiest lines for both passenger and freight trains. The line connects Milan and Domodossola with Brig, an important Swiss railway junction, via the Simplon Tunnel. Direct passenger trains run from Brig to Paris (via Lausanne), Geneva and Brussels (via Basel and Luxembourg). The line runs through lower Varese Province, the valley of Ossola and along the shore of Lake Maggiore.

History

The line was completed to Gallarate in the early 1860s and was extended over the Ticino River in 1882, reaching Domodossola in 1888. The Simplon Tunnel was completed and the line extended to it from Domodossola in 1906; it was duplicated in 1922.[1] It was part of the Società per le strade ferrate dell'Alta Italia (Upper Italian Railways) from 1865, the Società per le Strade Ferrate del Mediterraneo (Mediterranean Railway Company) from 1885 and Ferrovie dello Stato from 1905.

Route

The line is fully electrified at 3,000 volts DC and is double track. In some stretches between Arona and Domodossola, the two tracks are not adjacent: the southbound line towards Milan runs directly along the shore of Lake Maggiore; the northbound line towards Domodossola is located a little inland because of the local geography. At Domodossola the electrification system changes to the Swiss system of 15,000 volts AC 16.7 Hz for the Simplon Tunnel.

The regional passenger rail service is operated by Trenord. The section between Gallarate and Milan is also served by suburban line S5. The railway is also served by long distance Eurocity and EuroNight trains, as well as the high-speed Cisalpino trains, which connect Milan to the Swiss cities of Lausanne, Geneva, Bern and Basel.

The Domodossola–Milan line is also used by freight trains operated by Trenitalia Cargo, SBB Cargo Italia and other private companies.

The line passes through the metropolitan area to the north-west of Milan, across the plain towards Gallarate. It continues through the forests of lower Varese Province towards Lake Maggiore. After Sesto Calende it crosses the Ticino River on an iron bridge, which was opened to traffic in 1882. State Highway 33 (the Milan–Simplon Pass road) uses the same bridge, above the railway. From Arona, the line largely runs along the western shore of Lake Maggiore, keeping above the shore, passing through the major tourist town of Stresa. After Baveno, it enters the Toce plain and runs for about 30 km up the Ossola valley to Domodossola. It then approaches the Simplon Tunnel through nine tunnels including the 2,966 metre-long Varzo Tunnel, which is built as a spiral in order to gain height.

References

  1. ^ Kalla-Bishop, P. M. (1971). Italian Railways. Newton Abbott, Devon, England: David & Charles. p. 61. 

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