Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station

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Milano Porta Garibaldi
Stazione di Milano Porta Garibaldi - Ingresso.jpg
Station statistics
Address Piazza Freud 1, Milan
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
Distance 8.410 km (5.226 mi)
from Bivio Lambro
Tracks 22
Other information
Opened November 5, 1961 (1961-11-05)[1]
Owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Operator Centostazioni
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.


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).


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.


Suburban railways[edit]

The underground part of the station is part of the Passante railway. Lines S1, S2, S5, S6 and S7 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
toward Lodi
toward Varese
toward Treviglio
toward Novara
toward Treviglio
toward Lecco
toward Chiasso
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


External links[edit]

Media related to Milano Porta Garibaldi railway station at Wikimedia Commons