Lugano a city situated in the southern part of Switzerland that borders Italy. It is known as the biggest city in Switzerland according to population. It lies on Lake Lugano from where it got its name. It is characterized by high and low-lying mountains with warm summers. The place features a lot of beautiful sceneries and fun adventure making it a top tourist’s destination of Switzerland. It is known as Switzerland’s home of historic buildings and museums. The city offers convenient transportation, which is also the reason many tourists love visiting the city again and again. Some of its available transportation means are plane, buses, boats, taxis and trains. Riding a train is one of the most chosen transportation means by many passengers because it is fast and comfortable. Lugano Railway Station is the most popular train station in Lugano. While other travelers are not convenient of riding trains, they usually rent a car for a comfortable tour at Lugano.
The Short Overview
Lugano train station is a major railway station of Lugano situated at the hillside to the western part of the city centre. There are several hundreds of passengers that are leaving and arriving on the station. From an arrival on the station, travelers may get a taxi or just rent a car to reach their destinations.
Gothard Railway’s Station was developed and has been opened for public use on 1874 as a segment towards to Chiasso line. In 1882, a line crossing Monte Ceneri Pass towards to Bellinzona. Lugano Railway Station was then connected to the areas across the Canton of Ticino throughout the northern part of Switzerland. In 1886, Lugano Citta-Stazione funicular was opened and trailed by the Lugano-Tesserete railway (FLP) in the year 1912. Several railway stations have been opened, but in later time, those railway stations were being closed. Lugano FLP station took big developments between 1990 and 1992. Finally in 1998, the railway station’s facilities were improved as well as its surrounding areas by a good architect, Aurelio Galfetti. The stations underpass was also restored in 2007.
Travelers with lots of baggage may just rent a car to reach the train station. In front of the station is a huge forecourt from which buses and taxis are strictly prohibited for traffic purposes. Buses are allowed only at the end of the forecourt with its respective lines. Lugano Railway Station does not have freight handling facilities which may require travelers with heavy Luggage to get a car rental service to manage his stuffs. Above all, operation on the station is very well managed.