Genova Brignole railway station

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Genova Brignole
Train station - Genoa Brignole.jpg
The 1905 station building
Location
Address Piazza Verdi
16120 Genova
Comune Genoa
Province Genoa
Region Liguria
Country Italy
Coordinates 44°24′24″N 08°56′50″E / 44.40667°N 8.94722°E / 44.40667; 8.94722Coordinates: 44°24′24″N 08°56′50″E / 44.40667°N 8.94722°E / 44.40667; 8.94722
Line(s) (Rome-) Pisa-Genoa
Genoa-Milan
Turin-Genoa
Genoa-Ventimiglia (-France)
Other information
Opened 1868
Rebuilt 1905
Platforms 9 pass + 2 freight
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Grandi Stazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Classification Gold
Connections
Logo Metropolitane Italia.svg Genoa Metro
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg AMT urban/suburban buses
Location map
Genova Brignole railway station
Genova Brignole railway station
Genova Brignole
Genova Brignole (Northern Italy)

Genova Brignole railway station is a major station of Genoa, northern Italy; it is located on Piazza Verdi in the town center at the foot of the Montesano hill. The main long distance station is Genova Piazza Principe station. It is used by about 60,000 passengers a day and 22,000,000 per year.[1]

History[edit]

The first station was built in 1868, but the current building was opened in 1905 for the Genoa international exposition.[citation needed] A project proposal was presented in 1902 by the engineer Giovanni Ottino that provided for a building for a 105 metre long, divided into three buildings on a central axis of symmetry. The building incorporates romantic "renaissance" themes of the French school of architecture, enriched by extensive decorations. The pilaster jambs and frames of the first floor are mostly white. The Roman-style facade, overlooking Piazza Verdi, is decorated with stucco and stone from the quarries of Montorfano. The walls of the rooms inside are decorated with frescoes by De Servi, Berroggio and Grifo.[1]

Current Status[edit]

The station is on the line to Rome and trains operate from it to Milan, Turin, and the French border at Ventimiglia.

The station is composed of several levels:[1]

  • basement: central heating, store rooms and accommodation;
  • street level: ticket offices, shops, and Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) offices;
  • mezzanine: platform level, occupied by restaurants, waiting room, and local FS offices;
  • upstairs: FS headquarters offices and accommodation.

The station has 9 passenger platforms and 2 freight platforms. It is controlled by Grandi Stazioni, a subsidiary of FS, that took over the development of major Italian railway stations.

Genova Metro[edit]

The north end of the station was rebuilt and connected with the Genova Metro station, bearing the same name, in 2012. The newly built metro station offers access to the pedestrian walkways from the neighboring area of Borgo Incrociati and shares part of the floor space with the railway station. In 2013 there are still works in progress to repave the tunnels and open new commercial spaces in areas freed by precedent renewals.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Genova Brignole". Italy’s major stations. Ferrovie dello Stato. Retrieved 2 January 2010.