Milano Lambrate railway station

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Milano Lambrate
Milano staz Lambrate fabbricato viaggiatori.JPG
The passenger building.
Location
Address Piazza Enrico Bottini 10
20133 Milano MI
Comune Milan
Province Milan
Region Lombardy
Country Italy
Coordinates 45°29′06″N 09°14′13″E / 45.48500°N 9.23694°E / 45.48500; 9.23694Coordinates: 45°29′06″N 09°14′13″E / 45.48500°N 9.23694°E / 45.48500; 9.23694
Line(s) Milan belt railway
Milano–Genova
Milano–Venezia
Milano–Bologna
Other information
Opened 1931 (1931)
Electrified 1938 (1938)
Platforms 12
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Trenord
Connections
Logo Metropolitane Italia.svg Line M2
Sinnbild Straßenbahn.svg ATM trams
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg ATM trolleybuses
ATM urban buses
Intercity buses
Location map
Milano Lambrate railway station
Milano Lambrate railway station
Milano Lambrate railway station
Milano Lambrate railway station (Italy)

Milano Lambrate railway station (Italian: Stazione di Milano Lambrate) is one of the main stations serving the city and comune of Milan, capital of the region of Lombardy, northern Italy.

Opened in 1931, the station is the third largest in Milan in terms of numbers of tracks, after Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi. It forms part of the Milan belt railway, and also the railways linking Milan with Genoa, Venice, Bologna and Mantua.

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 mainly operated by Trenord.

Underneath the station, and connected with it, is a Milan Metro station forming part of Line M2.

Location[edit]

Milano Lambrate railway station is situated at Piazza Enrico Bottini, in the northeastern Milanese district of Lambrate, which, until 1924, was a separate comune from Milan.

History[edit]

The passenger building of the original station.

The station inherited its name from an earlier station, located in the district of Ortica. The earlier station was opened in 1896, on the original route of the Milan-Venice railway (the so-called Strada ferrata ferdinandea, named in honour of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria).

The passenger building of the original station still stands in Via G.A. Amedeo, near the church of Saints Faustinus and Jovita and the present-day Buccari flyover.

In 1931, during the reorganization of the entire Milanese railway system, the original station was replaced by the present one, located on the Milan belt railway.

In the early 1990s, a new Passenger Terminal was constructed. It was designed by the architect Ignazio Gardella and is located in Piazza Monte Titano. The 1931 building, renovated in 2005, now houses several commercial tenants.

Features[edit]

The station is equipped with 12 platform tracks. They are not used interchangeably, but allocated roughly as follows:

  • 1: S9 commuter trains from Saronno to Albairate + goods trains to Milano Smistamento (English: Milan Marshalling yard).[1]
  • 2: Trains terminating at Lambrate + goods trains from Smistamento.
  • 3: Regional trains from Milano Porta Garibaldi / Milano Greco Pirelli heading towards Piacenza or Voghera.
  • 4: S9 commuter trains from Albairate to Saronno, regional trains from Piacenza or Voghera towards Porta Garibaldi / Greco Pirelli.
  • 5: Local and medium-distance trains from Porta Garibaldi / Greco Pirelli towards Treviglio (regular line).
  • 6: Local and medium-distance trains from Treviglio (regular line) to Porta Garibaldi / Greco Pirelli.
  • 7: Medium and long-distance trains from Milano Centrale (central tracks) towards Treviglio (Line AV).
  • 8: Medium and long-distance trains from Treviglio (Line AV) to Centrale (central tracks).
  • 9: Long-distance trains (and therefore usually non stopping) from Centrale (central tracks) towards Milano Rogoredo.
  • 10: Long-distance trains (and therefore usually non stopping) from Rogoredo to Centrale (central tracks).
  • 11: Regional and Interregional trains from Centrale (right side tracks) to Rogoredo.
  • 12: Regional and Interregional trains from Rogoredo to Centrale (right side rails).
Inside the passenger building.

Despite having so many platform tracks, the station is undersized compared with its passenger flow (according Centostazioni, 16 million passenger movements per year[2]), and has inadequate spaces.

In particular, the pedestrian underpasses running beneath the tracks (to allow passenger access to the station) are too small, and cause great inconvenience at peak times when they become overcrowded.

Interchange[edit]

The station offers interchange with Milan Metro Line M2 (green), tram line 23, tram line 33, trolleybus line 93, several urban bus lines (NM2, N54, 39, 53, 54, 75, 81, Q39, Q75) and an intercity bus line (924).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Milano Lambrate railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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

Preceding station   Milan suburban railway service   Following station
toward Saronno
Trenord
S9