Mantova railway station

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Mantova
Mantova staz ferr lato strada.JPG
Location
Address Piazza Don Leoni
Mantova
Comune Mantua
Province Mantua
Region Lombardy
Country 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
Line(s) Verona–Mantova–Modena
Pavia–Mantova
Mantova–Monselice
Distance 61.082 km (37.955 mi)
from Modena
Other information
Opened 21 June 1873 (1873-06-21)
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Classification Gold
Services
tickets pedestrian underpass elevators disabled access cafeteria newsstand WC taxi stand public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Urban
Suburban
Location map
Mantova railway station is located in Northern Italy
Mantova railway station
Mantova railway station (Northern Italy)

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.

Location[edit]

Mantova railway station is situated at Piazza Don Leone, a short walking distance to the west of the city centre.

History[edit]

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

Features[edit]

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.

The station has a still functioning goods yard with several sidings. Also in the station yard are a locomotive shed and workshops for the maintenance of trains, both of them now decommissioned.

Passenger and train movements[edit]

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

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

  • 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)

Verona-Mantova-Modena

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.

Milan-Cremona-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.

Mantova-Nogara-Monselice

A regular service runs between Mantova and Monselice, south of Padova. [1]

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.

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.

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.