Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station

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Milano Porta Garibaldi
Stazione di Milano Porta Garibaldi - Ingresso.jpg
Location
Address Piazza Freud 1
Comune Milan
Province Milan
Region Lombardy
Country Italy
Coordinates 45°29′05″N 09°11′15″E / 45.48472°N 9.18750°E / 45.48472; 9.18750Coordinates: 45°29′05″N 09°11′15″E / 45.48472°N 9.18750°E / 45.48472; 9.18750
Line(s) Turin–Milan
Milan–Chiasso
Passante
Distance 8.410 km (5.226 mi)
from Bivio Lambro
Other information
Opened November 5, 1961 (1961-11-05)[1]
Platforms 22
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori
Trenitalia
Trenord
Classification platinum
Connections
Logo Metropolitane Italia.svg Milan Metro
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg ATM buses
Location map
Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station is located in Milan
Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station
Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station (Milan)

Milano Porta Garibaldi is a major railway station in the Italian city of Milan, located just to the north of the neighbourhood known as Porta Garibaldi. Porta Garibaldi is the city's main station for commuter traffic with 25 million passengers annually,[2] although it is second to Centrale station considering total passenger traffic.

History[edit]

Garibaldi station was built in 1961 near three former stations called Porta Nuova,[3] opened between 1840 (Milan’s first station on the Milan–Monza railway) and 1931. The latter station was also called the “Varesine” station" (after Varese) and was the terminus of lines to Gallarate, Novara and Varese. The construction of the station was part of an ambitious project for the development of a business centre, which remains largely uncompleted. In 1966 it was connected via the Garibaldi Tunnel to Mirabello junction and connected to the line to Monza (at Greco Pirelli station) and the belt line (at Lambrate station). The station thus became accessible from all the regional lines of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS).

Services[edit]

Porta Garibaldi has 12 terminal platforms looking north-west and 8 through platforms going from north-west to the aforementioned Garibaldi Tunnel, thus connecting the station to Milano Lambrate, Milano Greco Pirelli, and recently to Milano Centrale as well, thanks to the passantino (Italian for "small passageway") link. This link is being used by four Frecciarossa high speed trains since September 13, 2010,[4][5] and more trains will be added starting from December 2010.[6][7]

On 20 March 2006 FS’s subsidiary Centostazioni started work on redeveloping the passenger facilities, which is being carried out under contract by Pool Engineering. This includes new furniture and lighting and the creation of new commercial space, but it has not affected any trackwork.

The station is topped by two skyscrapers (the Garibaldi Towers), which housed the regional offices of Trenitalia and FS. The towers, after a heavy restyling, will be housing offices of Maire Tecnimont.[8] The first one is currently finished, the second one is undergoing restyling.

Traffic[edit]

Suburban railways[edit]

The underground part of the station is part of the Passante railway. Lines S1, S2, S5, and S6 of the suburban railways stop there. The upper part of the station has been the terminus of the suburban lines S8 and S11 since 2009.

Preceding station   Milan suburban railway service   Following station
toward Saronno
Trenord
S1
toward Lodi
Trenord
S2
toward Varese
Trenord/ATM
S5
toward Treviglio
toward Novara
Trenord
S6
toward Treviglio
toward Lecco
Trenord
S8
Terminus
toward Chiasso
Trenord
S11
Terminus
Trenord
S13
toward Pavia

Long distance traffic[edit]

Eight long-distance Eurostar Italia trains between Turin and Rome are operated by Trenitalia. LeNORD offers a daily Eurocity connection to Munich in association with Deutsche Bahn and Österreichische Bundesbahnen. 3 SNCF TGV services from Paris terminate here since November 2011 instead of at Centrale station.

Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon
TGV Terminus

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station at Wikimedia Commons