Bergamo railway station

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Bergamo
The passenger building.
The passenger building.
Location Piazza Guglielmo Marconi
24122 Bergamo BG
Bergamo, Bergamo, Lombardy
Italy
Coordinates 45°41′26″N 09°40′30″E / 45.69056°N 9.67500°E / 45.69056; 9.67500Coordinates: 45°41′26″N 09°40′30″E / 45.69056°N 9.67500°E / 45.69056; 9.67500
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Lecco–Brescia
Seregno–Bergamo
Treviglio–Bergamo
Distance 21.882 km (13.597 mi)
from Treviglio
Train operators Trenord
Connections
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 22 April 1854; 162 years ago (1854-04-22)
Location
Bergamo railway station is located in Bergamo
Bergamo railway station
Bergamo railway station
Location of railway station in Bergamo

Bergamo railway station (Italian: Stazione di Bergamo) serves the city and comune of Bergamo, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1854, it is located on the Lecco–Brescia railway and origin of the lines to Seregno and to Treviglio.

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

The train services are operated by Trenord and Trenitalia.

Location[edit]

Bergamo railway station is situated at Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, at the south eastern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

According to the Central Statistical Office of the FS, the station was opened on 22 April 1854, upon the inauguration of the whole of the Bergamo–Brescia railway.[1] However, another source says that the Bergamo–Brescia railway was opened only in stages. According to that source, the Coccaglio-Brescia and Brescia-Verona sections both become operational on 22 April 1854 and were formally opened two days later, while the connection to Bergamo was not completed until 12 October 1857.[2]

Features[edit]

Entrance to the underpass.

The passenger building is connected with the seven through tracks and two platform docks of the station yard by a small pedestrian underpass, which also connects the station with Via Gavazzeni, near a school campus.

The underpass was finally opened in autumn 2008, almost fifty years after it was first proposed.

Train services[edit]

The station has about 10.3 million passenger movements each year.[3]

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • Express services (Treno regionale) Milan - Pioltello - Verdello - Bergamo
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Milan - Monza - Carnate - Bergamo
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Lecco - Calolziocorte - Bergamo
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Bergamo - Rovato - Brescia
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Treviglio - Verdello - Bergamo
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Bergamo - Brescia - Cremona - Fidenza - Massa - Pisa (1x per day)
Preceding station   Trenord   Following station
Treno regionale Terminus
Treno regionale Terminus
toward Lecco
Treno regionale Terminus
Terminus Treno regionale
toward Brescia
toward Treviglio
Treno regionale Terminus
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
Terminus Treno regionale

Interchange[edit]

The station is connected with the urban transport network by line 1 of the ATB, which links the Old Town with Bergamo's Orio al Serio Airport. Not far away is the bus station, with bus lines to almost all municipalities in the Province, and the terminus of the Bergamo–Albino light rail.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alessandro Tuzza; et al. "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 (in Italian). Alessandro Tuzza. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Ganzerla, Giancarlo (2004). Binari sul Garda – Dalla Ferdinandea al tram: tra cronaca e storia [Rails on the Garda – From Emperor Ferdinand to the tram: between chronicle and history]. Brescia: Grafo. pp. 125 and 136. ISBN 88-7385-633-0. 
  3. ^ "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bergamo railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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