Brescia railway station

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Brescia
The passenger building.
The passenger building.
Location Viale della Stazione 7
25122 Brescia
Brescia, Brescia, Lombardy
Italy
Coordinates 45°31′57″N 10°12′46″E / 45.53250°N 10.21278°E / 45.53250; 10.21278Coordinates: 45°31′57″N 10°12′46″E / 45.53250°N 10.21278°E / 45.53250; 10.21278
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Milan–Venice
Lecco–Brescia
Brescia–Cremona
Brescia–Iseo–Edolo
Brescia–Parma
Distance 82.842 km (51.476 mi)
from Milano Centrale
Tracks 11
Train operators Trenitalia
Trenord
Thello
Connections
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 24 April 1854; 162 years ago (1854-04-24)
Location
Brescia railway station is located in Brescia
Brescia railway station
Brescia railway station
Location of railway station in Brescia

Brescia railway station (Italian: Stazione di Brescia) serves the city and comune of Brescia, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1854, the station lies on the mainline running between Milan and Venice. It is also a terminus of local railway lines from Cremona, Bergamo, Parma and Edolo (Valcamonica).

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). The commercial area of the passenger building, however, is managed by Centostazioni. These companies are full subsidiaries of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company. Train services are operated by Trenitalia, Trenord, Thello and NTV-Italo.

The station has about 20 million passenger movements each year. Work has begun in preparation for the high-speed line between Treviglio and Brescia (construction work will be completed at the end of 2016[1]), which is part of the future Milan-Verona high-speed railway.

Location[edit]

Brescia railway station is situated at Viale della Stazione, the south-western edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

Designed by the engineer Benedetto Foix, Brescia station was opened on 24 April 1854 upon the inauguration of the Coccaglio-Verona section of the Milan–Venice Railway.[2][3]

Features[edit]

The passenger building is constructed in a neoclassical style and influenced by neo-Roman elements and medieval style fortifications.

The station has eleven tracks, three of those are bay platforms located at the western end (Italian: Piazzale Ovest). The bay platforms are exclusively used for trains operating on the Valcamonica Railway (Brescia–Iseo–Edolo railway).

Two mainline tracks are commonly used for high-speed and Eurocity services between Milan and Venice. The other six tracks are used by regional trains for Cremona, Bergamo and Parma.

Additional tracks are dedicated to goods trains to and from Brescia Scalo or used for storage of rolling stock.

Train services[edit]

The following services call at the station:

Domestic (High-speed)

  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciarossa) Milan-Venice: Milan - Brescia - Peschiera del Garda - Verona - Vicenza - Pauda - Venice
  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciabianca) Turin-Venice: Turin - Milan - Brescia - Peschiera del Garda - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice - (Trieste)
  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciargento) Brescia-Rome: Brescia - Verona - Bologna - Florence - Rome
  • High-speed train (Italo NTV) Brescia-Naples: Brescia - Verona - Bologna - Florence - Rome - Naples

Domestic

  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Milan-Verona: Milan - Treviglio - Brescia - Desanzano del Garda - Peschiera del Garda - Verona
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Brescia-Cremona: Brescia - Manerbio - Verolanuova - Cremona
  • Regional train (Trenord Regional) Brescia-Parma: Brescia - Ghedi - Asola - Piadena - Casalmaggiore - Parma
  • Regional train (Trenord Regional) Brescia-Bergamo: Brescia - Rovato - Bergamo
  • Regional train (Trenord Regional) Brescia-Edolo: Brescia - Iseo - Pisogne - Darfo Corno - Boario Terme - Breno - Capo di Ponte - Edolo
  • Regional train (Trenord Regional) Brescia-Iseo: Brescia - Brescia Ospitaletto - Rovato - Iseo

Cross-border

(CH for Switzerland, F for France, A for Austria, D for Germany)

On 11 December 2016, ÖBB will take over for Deutsche Bahn's night trains. The Munich-Milan service will be withdrawn.

  • Night train (Thello EuroNight) Paris-Venice: Paris (Gare de Lyon) (F) - Dijon (Ville) (F) - Milan (Centrale) - Milan (Rho-Fiera for Expo 2015) - Brescia - Verona - Padua - Venice (Mestre) - Venice (Santa Lucia)
  • Night train (DB CityNightLine) Milan-Munich/Vienna: Milan (Centrale) - Brescia - Verona^ - Vicenza - Padua - Venice (Mestre) - Villach (A) - Klagenfurt (A) - Leoben - Bruck - Vienna (Meidling) (A)
  • Intercity train (SBB-CFF-FFS EuroCity) Geneva-Milan/Venice: Geneva (CH) - Brig (CH) - Milan (Centrale) - (Brescia) - (Verona) - (Padua) - (Venice)

^ Train connects at Verona with ÖBB EuroNight Rome-Vienna: DB CityNightLine splits into two trains (first half couples with ÖBB Rome-Vienna and leaves for Vienna or Rome; second half continues to Munich or Milan). Vienna-Rome splits into two trains (first half continues to Rome or Vienna; second half couples with DB CityNightLine for Milan or Munich).

Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
Terminus Frecciargento
toward Roma Termini
Frecciabianca
Terminus
Frecciabianca
toward Udine
Terminus Treno regionale
toward Bergamo
Treno regionale
Preceding station   Thello   Following station
Thello
toward Venice
Preceding station   Trenord   Following station
EuroCity
Terminus
EuroNight
toward Wien Hbf
Treno regionale
Treno regionale Terminus
toward Bergamo
Treno regionale Terminus
Terminus Treno regionale
toward Cremona
Terminus Treno regionale
toward Parma
toward Edolo
Treno regionale Terminus

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station is used by 50/60,000 passengers each day, for an annual total of about 20 million passengers.[4]

Long-distance traffic to and from the station is catered for by Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains. Regional passenger services are mostly operated by Trenord. Trenitalia operates a few regional services per day to Venice and Pisa.

Interchange[edit]

Brescia railway station is served by Stazione FS, a station of the Brescia Metro. Near the passenger building there are also two bus stations for suburban public transport: the main bus station and the SIA bus station. The forecourt is also an interchange point for several bus lines. The SIA bus station, with departures to Mantova, Verona, Milan Bergamo (Orio al Serio) Airport and other destinations, is directly linked by a short walkway to the train station's forecourt.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davide Bacca (2014-11-13). "Il primo convoglio Tav l'11 dicembre del 2016" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Ganzerla, Giancarlo (2004). Binari sul Garda - Dalla Ferdinandea al tram: tra cronaca e storia [Rails on the Garda - From Ferdinandbahn to tramway: between chronicle and history]. Brescia: Grafo. p. 126. ISBN 88-7385-633-0. 
  4. ^ "La rivoluzione Tav sbarca in stazione" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 2014-02-07. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Brescia railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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