Brescia railway station

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Brescia
Brescia staz ferr lato strada.JPG
The passenger building.
Location
Address Viale della Stazione 7
25122 Brescia
Comune Brescia
Province Brescia
Region Lombardy
Country Italy
Coordinates 45°31′57″N 10°12′46″E / 45.53250°N 10.21278°E / 45.53250; 10.21278Coordinates: 45°31′57″N 10°12′46″E / 45.53250°N 10.21278°E / 45.53250; 10.21278
Line(s) Milan–Venice
Lecco–Brescia
Brescia–Cremona
Brescia–Iseo–Edolo
Brescia–Parma
Distance 82.842 km (51.476 mi)
from Milano Centrale
Other information
Opened 24 April 1854 (1854-04-24)
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Trenord
Thello
Classification Gold
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass disabled access cafeteria newsstand WC public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban
Suburban
Location map
Brescia railway station is located in Northern Italy
Brescia railway station
Brescia railway station (Northern Italy)

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). The commercial area of the passenger building, however, is managed by Centostazioni. Train services on all lines are operated by Trenitalia, except the Brescia-Iseo-Edolo route by Trenord. All of these companies are subsidiaries of FS, Italy's state-owned rail company.

Location[edit]

Brescia railway station is situated at Viale della Stazione, at the south-western edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

Built as a project of the engineer Benedetto Foix, the station was opened on 24 April 1854, upon the inauguration of the Coccaglio - Verona section of the Milan–Venice railway.[1][2]

Features[edit]

The passenger building is of a neoclassical style, influenced by neo-Roman elements and medieval style fortifications.

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.

Some of the tracks not used for passenger services are dedicated to goods trains to and from Brescia Scalo, while others are used for the storage of rolling stock.

Train services[edit]

The following services call at the station (incomplete):

Domestic

  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciabianca): Milan - Brescia - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regional): Brescia - Manerbio - Verolanuova - Cremona
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regional): Brescia - Ghedi - Asola - Piadena - Casalmaggiore - Parma
  • Regional train (Trenord Regional): Brescia - Iseo - Pisogne - Darfo Corno - Boario Terme - Breno - Capo di Ponte - Edolo
  • Regional train (Trenord Regional): Brescia - Ospitaletto - Rovato - Iseo

Cross-border

(CH for Switzerland, F for France, A for Austria, D for Germany)

  • Night train (Thello) Paris (F) - Dijon (F) - Turin - Milan - Verona - Padua - Venice
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
Thello
toward Venice
  • Night train (DB City Night Line): Munich (D) - Kufstein (A) - Jenbach (A) - Innsbruck (A) - Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Verona - Brescia - Milan
  • Night train (ÖBB EuroNight): Milan - Brescia - Verona - Padua - Venice (Mestre) - Villach (A) - Vienna (Meidling) (A)
  • Intercity train (SBB-CFF-FFS EuroCity): Geneva (CH) - Milan - Brescia - Verona - Padua - Venice

Passenger and train movements[edit]

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

Long-distance traffic to and from the station is catered for by Eurostar City Italia and Eurostar Italia trains.

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.

Interchange[edit]

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. The SIA bus station, with departures to Mantova, Verona. Milan Bergamo (Orio al Serio) Airport and other destinations, is directly linked by a short walkway to the train station's forecourt.

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 Ferdinandbahn to tramway: between chronicle and history]. Brescia: Grafo. p. 126. 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 Brescia railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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