Parma railway station

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Parma
Parma Stazione.jpg
View of the passenger building in 2007.
Location
Address Piazzale Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa
43121 Parma PR
Comune Parma
Province Parma
Region Emilia-Romagna
Country Italy
Coordinates 44°48′37″N 10°19′42″E / 44.810271°N 10.328393°E / 44.810271; 10.328393Coordinates: 44°48′37″N 10°19′42″E / 44.810271°N 10.328393°E / 44.810271; 10.328393
Line(s) Milan–Bologna
Parma–La Spezia and Sarzana
Brescia–Parma
Parma–Suzzara
Distance 89.741 km (55.762 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
Other information
Opened 21 July 1859 (1859-07-21)
Electrified 1938 (1938)
Platforms 4 (serving 8 tracks)
Manager Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line operator(s) Trenitalia
Ferrovie Emilia Romagna (FER)
Classification Gold
Services
parking tickets pedestrian underpass cafeteria newsstand WC public transportation
Connections
Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg Parma trolleybus system
Urban and suburban buses
Location map
Parma railway station is located in Northern Italy
Parma railway station
Parma railway station (Northern Italy)

Parma railway station (Italian: Stazione di Parma) serves the city and comune of Parma, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. Opened in 1859, it forms part of the Milan–Bologna railway, and is also a terminus of three secondary railways, linking Piacenza with La Spezia, Sarzana, Brescia and Suzzara, respectively.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Train services on all lines other than the secondary line to Suzzara are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

Train services on the line to Suzzara are operated by Ferrovie Emilia Romagna (FER), which is owned by the region of Emilia-Romagna and a number of its provinces.

Location[edit]

Parma railway station is situated at Piazzale Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa, at the northern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was inaugurated on 21 July 1859 together with the extension from Piacenza. It is currently being rebuilt to the design of the Spanish architect Oriol Bohigas.

Features[edit]

The passenger building is composed of a large central section and two smaller side buildings, connected by corridors. Inside are the ticket office, waiting room and other public facilities, as well as the headquarters of the railway police and the traffic management department. The upper floor is used by Trenitalia.

The station yard has eight tracks used for passenger services. They are served by a total of four platforms, which are equipped with shelters and connected via a pedestrian underpass. The station yard also has a locomotive shed and a turntable.

A short distance from the station, along the line towards Milan, is a goods yard, which is still in use.

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about 8 million passenger movements each year.[1]

Many passenger trains call at the station platforms. They include regional, express, InterCity, and Eurostar City services, and also Frecciarossa trains between Milan and Rome.

The main destinations of the regional trains are Milan, Bologna, La Spezia, Pontremoli and Brescia.

Interchange[edit]

The station provides interchange with the Parma trolleybus system, and with urban and suburban buses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Parma railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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