Thursday, 20 December 2018

Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station.

Recently I got the opportunity to visit Venice, Italy to visit my daughter who was studying there as part of her Warwick University degree. Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe which I thought was built on a series of islands surrounded by water. As it happens this is the case but it is also joined to the main line a thin bridge that carries the only road and rail connection over the water to Venice. As I have posted many times about railway stations before it's probably obvious that I do like to picture them, so on Wednesday 31st October 2018 which was by far and away the best weather we got during our 5 day stay I set off to find the station and picture it.

Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station began construction in 1860 on the site of the Church of Santa Lucia, the station taking it's name from the church. It was connected to the mainland via the Venice Railroad bridge which predates the station having been built in 1846, although this bridge is much changed in the 1930's the bridge had road ways added to allow road traffic to cross to the north eastern part of Venice. Around the same time developments of the station building started and when these were completed 1952 the station had taken on it's current modern styling. It undertook refurbishment again between 2009 - 2012 to allow more retail space and a better customer experience. The station was built so as not to dominate the historic surroundings. It is home to 23 platforms.
The pictures can all be seen below, they were taken using a Nikon d3300 SLR Camera.

Thanks for looking and please take a moment to share, all the pictures remain the copyright of Colin Green.