Mantova railway station

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Mantova
Mantova staz ferr lato strada.JPG
Location Piazza Don Leoni
Mantova
Mantua, Mantua, Lombardy
Italy
Coordinates 45°09′32″N 10°47′01″E / 45.15889°N 10.78361°E / 45.15889; 10.78361Coordinates: 45°09′32″N 10°47′01″E / 45.15889°N 10.78361°E / 45.15889; 10.78361
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Verona–Mantova–Modena
Pavia–Mantova
Mantova–Monselice
Distance 61.082 km (37.955 mi)
from Modena
Train operators Trenitalia
Connections
  • Urban and suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 21 June 1873; 141 years ago (1873-06-21)
Location
Mantova is located in Northern Italy
Mantova
Mantova
Location within Northern Italy

Mantova railway station, or Mantua railway station (Italian: Ferrovie Stazione di Mantova), serves the city and comune of Mantua, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1873, the station forms part of the Verona–Mantua–Modena railway; it is a terminus of two secondary railways that connect Mantua directly with Milan and Monselice.

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). The commercial area of the passenger building, however, is managed by Centostazioni, whereas train services are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of FS, Italy's state-owned rail company.

Location[edit]

Mantova railway station is situated at Piazza Don Leone, at the northwestern edge and a 10-minute walk to the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 21 June 1873, upon the completion of the St. Antonio Mantovano–Borgoforte section of the Verona–Mantua–Modena railway.[1]

Features[edit]

The passenger building has two storeys. The ground level hosts a ticket office, a waiting room, a bar and the office of the traffic control department. The first floor is reserved for use by Trenitalia.

The station yard has nine through tracks and one terminating track. Among the through tracks, four are used only for non-stopping or freight traffic and six for passenger services: five through and one bay platforms. There are plans to relocate the on-site goods yard to Mantova Frassine station, so that it would be closer to a proposed railway line to the industrial zone of Valdaro (Mantova).

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has 2.8 million passenger movements per year.[2]

The most important destinations are Monselice, Verona Porta Nuova in the Veneto (Venetia) region, and Modena, Milan and Cremona in the Lombardy region.

  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Verona-Mantova: Verona - Villafranca di Verona - Mantova
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Mantova-Modena/Bologna: Mantova - Suzzara - Modena - (Bologna)
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Mantova-Cremona: Mantova - Piadena - Cremona (stopping service)
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Mantova-Monselice: Mantova - Nogara - Cerea - Monselice
  • Regional train (Trenord Regional) Mantova-Milan: Mantova - Piadena - Cremona - Codogno - Lodi - Milan (Roderego) - Milan (Lambrate) - Milan (Central)

Defunct

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.

Interchange[edit]

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.

Between March 2013 and December 2014, a direct shuttle bus service ran daily between Mantova railway station and Verona-Villafranca Airport, connecting the city with its closest international gateway. This service was provided by APAM. The journey took 45 minutes. This service ceased operation on 1 January 2015. [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Mantova railway station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.