Mantova railway station
|Address||Piazza Don Leoni
|Distance||61.082 km (37.955 mi)
|Opened||21 June 1873|
|Manager||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Mantova railway station, or Mantua railway station (Italian: Stazione di Mantova), serves the city and comune of Mantua, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1873, it forms part of the Verona–Mantua–Modena railway, and is a terminus of two secondary railways, linking Mantua with Pavia and Monselice, respectively.
Until 1967, the station was also a terminus of the Mantua–Peschiera del Garda 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 are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.
Mantova railway station is situated at Piazza Don Leone, a short walking distance to the west of the city centre.
The passenger building has two storeys. At ground level, there are a ticket office, waiting room, and the office of the traffic control department. The first floor is reserved for Trenitalia.
The station yard has nine through tracks, plus one terminating track, for use by passenger services. The tracks are served by five platforms although only three are connected by a subway. Of the through tracks, four (nos 6, 7, 8 and 9) are used only for non-stopping traffic and/or for freight trains. The latter will soon be relocated to Mantova Frassino and the new connection with Valdaro.
Passenger and train movements
The station has about 2.8 million passenger movements each year.
- Regional train (Trenitalia Regional): Verona - Villafranca di Verona - Mantova - Suzzara - Modena
- Regional train (Trenitalia Regional): Mantova - Piadena - Cremona (stopping service)
- Regional train (Trenitalia Regional): Mantova - Nogara - Monselice
- Regional train (Trenord Regional): Mantova - Piadena - Cremona - Codogno - Lodi - Milan (Roderego) - Milan (Lambrate) - Milan (Central)
Hourly services run between Mantova and Verona Porta Nuova, and between Mantova and Modena, although these two separate services are timetabled as one by the Italian State Railways. One morning service to Modena extends to Bologna and one evening service to Mantova begins from Bologna via Modena. Journey times between Mantova and Verona are 46-52 minutes. From Modena, it takes 1 hour 8 minutes to reach Mantova.
A twice-hourly service by Trenord operates to and from Milan, calling at Lodi, Codogno, Cremona, Piadena and Mantova. This semi-fast service completes the journey in 1 hour 50 minutes, with a scheduled stop at Cremona for 5 minutes. Local stopping services run on the same line between Mantova and Cremona via Piadena.
Until 1967, the station was also a terminus of the Mantua–Peschiera del Garda railway, which took its route along River Mincio to Lake Garda (Lago di Garda); as of 2014, this service is operated by APAM bus line 46.
Outside the station, there is a bus station for APAM suburban/interurban bus services. The destinations include Brescia (Line 2), Peschiera del Garda (Line 46) and other villages within the province of Mantova: Fagnano, Canicossa, Montichiari, Sermide, Moglia, Asola and Suzzara.
A direct shuttle bus service runs daily between Mantova railway station and Verona-Villafranca Airport, connecting the city with its closest international gateway. This service is provided by APAM. The journey takes 45 minutes.
- 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 7 January 2011. (Italian)
- "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website. Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. (Italian)