Monza railway station

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Monza
Station of Monza ext.jpg
The passenger building.
Location
Address Via Enrico Arosio 14
20052 Monza
Comune Monza
Province Monza and Brianza
Region Lombardy
Country Italy
Coordinates 45°34′34″N 09°16′20″E / 45.57611°N 9.27222°E / 45.57611; 9.27222Coordinates: 45°34′34″N 09°16′20″E / 45.57611°N 9.27222°E / 45.57611; 9.27222
Line(s) Milano–Chiasso
Lecco–Milan
Monza–Molteno–Lecco
Distance 11.934 km (7.415 mi)
from Milano Centrale
12.575 km (7.814 mi)
from Milano Porta Garibaldi
Other information
Opened 17 August 1840 (1840-08-17)
Electrified  ?
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenord
Classification Gold
Services
tickets pedestrian underpass cafeteria newsstand WC taxi stand public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Local
Location map
Monza railway station is located in Northern Italy
Monza railway station
Monza railway station (Northern Italy)

Monza railway station (Italian: Stazione di Monza) is the main station serving the city and comune of Monza, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy.

Opened in 1840, the station forms part of the Milan–Chiasso railway, and is a junction station for two secondary lines, the Lecco–Milan railway and the Monza–Molteno–Lecco railway. It is also the main railway junction of the Brianza geographical area, which encompasses the province of Monza and Brianza, Province of Lecco, Province of Como and part of the Province of Milan.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Both companies are subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

Train services are operated by the lombard railway company Trenord.

Location[edit]

Monza railway station is situated at Via Enrico Arosio, at the southern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was officially opened on 17 August 1840, as the terminus of the Milan–Monza railway, which was the first railway built in Lombardy and the second in Italy, after the Naples–Portici railway. Operations commenced the following day, 18 August 1840.[1] In July 1849, that line was extended, to Camnago-Lentate, on its way to becoming the Milan–Chiasso railway.[1]

On 27 December 1873, Monza became a junction station, upon the opening of final section of the Lecco–Milan railway, between Carnate-Usmate and Monza.[1]

The original passenger building was replaced with the present one in 1884, when the station was moved to a new location. In 1901, the original passenger building was demolished to facilitate the construction of the Via Turati bridge.[2]

On 19 October 1911, Monza also became the terminus of another secondary line, the Monza–Molteno–Lecco railway.[1]

Features[edit]

The station yard.

The station yard consists of seven tracks: 1 and 2 for Chiasso, 3 previously shared between the Chiasso–Milan and Lecco–Milan railways, 4 and 5 for Tirano (RFI), and 6 (as the main platform) and 7 (as the overtaking platform) for the Lecco and Molteno lines.

The station also has a freight terminal that serves, amongst other things, the nearby storage area of the former Lombard Petroli, at Villasanta.

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about seven million passenger movements each year.[3]

The main destinations are as follows:

Interchange[edit]

The station is connected with the Milan suburban railway network by Lines S8, S9 and S11. It also has a bus terminal for local buses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Alessandro Tuzza and others. "Prospetto cronologico dei tratti di ferrovia aperti all'esercizio dal 1839 al 31 dicembre 1926" [Chronological overview of the features of the railways opened between 1839 and 31 December 1926]. Trenidicarta.it. Alessandro Tuzza. Retrieved 1 January 2011.  (Italian)
  2. ^ Zanin, Paolo (2005). Monza e i suoi tram - Storia dei collegamenti tranviari da Monza a Milano e alla Brianza [Monza and its Trams - A history of the tram link from Milan to Monza and Brianza]. Firenze: Phasar edizioni. pp. 24 and 34. ISBN 88-87911-39-8.  (Italian)
  3. ^ "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website. Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010.  (Italian)

External links[edit]

Media related to Monza railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Milan suburban railway service   Following station
toward Lecco
Trenord
S8
toward Saronno
Trenord
S9
toward Chiasso
Trenord
S11