Brescia railway station
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|The passenger building.|
|Address||Viale della Stazione 7
|Distance||82.842 km (51.476 mi)
from Milano Centrale
|Opened||24 April 1854|
|Manager||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Brescia railway station (Italian: Stazione di Brescia) serves the city and comune of Brescia, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1854, the station forms part of the Milan–Venice railway. It is also the terminus of secondary lines from Cremona, Lecco and Parma, as well as the Brescia–Iseo–Edolo railway.
The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Train services on all lines other than the Brescia–Iseo–Edolo railway are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.
The Brescia–Iseo–Edolo railway is managed by another company, FERROVIENORD.
Brescia railway station is situated at Viale della Stazione, at the south western edge of the city centre.
The station yard is equipped with ten tracks reserved for passenger traffic, three of which are included in the so-called West Yard (Italian: Piazzale Ovest), which is dedicated to arrivals and departures of trains on the Brescia–Iseo–Edolo railway.
Of the other seven tracks, the first track is generally reserved for trains coming from Milan and heading towards Verona and Venice, while track two is for trains in the reverse direction. Tracks three to seven are dedicated to arrivals and departures of the three Trenord regional rail lines, namely the Brescia–Cremona railway, the Lecco–Brescia railway and the Brescia–Parma railway.
The following services call at the station (incomplete):
- Night train (Thello) Paris - Milan - Verona - Padua - Venice
|Preceding station||Trenitalia||Following station|
toward Paris-Gare de Lyon
Passenger and train movements
The station has about nine million passenger movements each year.
Regional passenger services on all lines other than the Brescia–Iseo–Edolo line are operated by Trenitalia, while the passenger trains on the Edolo line are operated by LeNord. In each case, the operating company is working on behalf of Trenitalia LeNord.
Near the passenger building there are two bus stations for suburban public transport: the main bus station and the SIA bus station. The forecourt is also an interchange point for several bus lines.
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Lombardy
- Rail transport in Italy
- Railway stations in Italy
- 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)
- Ganzerla, Giancarlo (2004). Binari sul Garda - Dalla Ferdinandea al tram: tra cronaca e storia [Rails on the Garda - From Ferdinandbahn to tramway: between chronicle and history]. Brescia: Grafo. p. 126. ISBN 88-7385-633-0.
- "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website. Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. (Italian)
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This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.