Bergamo railway station

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Bergamo
Bergamo stazione treno.jpg
The passenger building.
Location
Address Piazza Guglielmo Marconi
24122 Bergamo BG
Comune Bergamo
Province Bergamo
Region Lombardy
Country Italy
Coordinates 45°41′26″N 09°40′30″E / 45.69056°N 9.67500°E / 45.69056; 9.67500Coordinates: 45°41′26″N 09°40′30″E / 45.69056°N 9.67500°E / 45.69056; 9.67500
Line(s) Lecco–Brescia
Seregno–Bergamo
Treviglio–Bergamo
Distance 21.882 km (13.597 mi)
from Treviglio
Other information
Opened 22 April 1854 (1854-04-22)
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenord
Classification Gold
Connections
Sinnbild Straßenbahn.svg Bergamo-Albino tramway
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban
Suburban
Location map
Bergamo railway station is located in Northern Italy
Bergamo railway station
Bergamo railway station (Northern Italy)

Bergamo railway station (Italian: Stazione di Bergamo) serves the city and comune of Bergamo, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1854, it is located on the Lecco–Brescia railway and origin of the lines to Seregno and to Treviglio.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Train services are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

Location[edit]

Bergamo railway station is situated at Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, at the south eastern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

According to the Central Statistical Office of the FS, the station was opened on 22 April 1854, upon the inauguration of the whole of the Bergamo–Brescia railway.[1] However, another source says that the Bergamo–Brescia railway was opened only in stages. According to that source, the Coccaglio-Brescia and Brescia-Verona sections both become operational on 22 April 1854 and were formally opened two days later, while the connection to Bergamo was not completed until 12 October 1857.[2]

Features[edit]

Entrance to the underpass.

The passenger building is connected with the seven through tracks and two platform docks of the station yard by a small pedestrian underpass, which also connects the station with Via Gavazzeni, near a school campus.

The underpass was finally opened in autumn 2008, almost fifty years after it was first proposed.

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about 10.3 million passenger movements each year.[3]

The main destinations are as follows:

Interchange[edit]

The station is connected with the urban transport network by line 1 of the ATB, which links the Old Town with Bergamo's Orio al Serio Airport. Not far away is the bus station, with bus lines to almost all municipalities in the Province, and the terminus of the Bergamo–Albino light rail.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alessandro Tuzza and others. "Prospetto cronologico dei tratti di ferrovia aperti all'esercizio dal 1839 al 31 dicembre 1926" [Chronological overview of the features of the railways opened between 1839 and 31 December 1926]. Trenidicarta.it. Alessandro Tuzza. Retrieved 1 January 2011.  (Italian)
  2. ^ Ganzerla, Giancarlo (2004). Binari sul Garda - Dalla Ferdinandea al tram: tra cronaca e storia [Rails on the Garda - From Emperor Ferdinand to the tram: between chronicle and history]. Brescia: Grafo. pp. 125 and 136. ISBN 88-7385-633-0. 
  3. ^ "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website. Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010.  (Italian)

External links[edit]

Media related to Bergamo railway station at Wikimedia Commons

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.