Parma railway station
|View of the passenger building in 2007.|
|Address||Piazzale Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa
43121 Parma PR
Parma–La Spezia and Sarzana
|Distance||89.741 km (55.762 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
|Opened||21 July 1859|
|Platforms||4 (serving 8 tracks)|
|Manager||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Ferrovie Emilia Romagna (FER)
|Parma trolleybus system
Urban and suburban buses
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.
Parma railway station is situated at Piazzale Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa, at the northern edge of the city centre.
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
The station has about 8 million passenger movements each year.
The station provides interchange with the Parma trolleybus system, and with urban and suburban buses.
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Emilia-Romagna
- Rail transport in Italy
- Railway stations in Italy
- "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website. Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. (Italian)
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.