Cremona railway station

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Cremona
The passenger building.
The passenger building.
Location Via Dante
26100 Cremona
Cremona, Cremona, Lombardy
Italy
Coordinates 45°08′36″N 10°01′04″E / 45.14333°N 10.01778°E / 45.14333; 10.01778Coordinates: 45°08′36″N 10°01′04″E / 45.14333°N 10.01778°E / 45.14333; 10.01778
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Pavia–Mantua
Treviglio–Cremona
Brescia–Cremona
Piacenza–Cremona
Cremona–Fidenza
Distance 27.330 km (16.982 mi)
from Codogno
Train operators Trenitalia
Trenord
Connections
  • Urban and suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 1 May 1863; 154 years ago (1863-05-01)
Electrified May 1977 (1977-05)
Location
Cremona is located in Northern Italy
Cremona
Cremona
Location within Northern Italy

Cremona railway station (Italian: Stazione di Cremona) is the main station serving the city and comune of Cremona, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Located on the Pavia–Mantua railway, it is terminus of the lines linking Cremona with Treviglio, Brescia, Piacenza and Fidenza.

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

Location[edit]

Cremona railway station is situated at Via Dante, at the northern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 May 1863, upon the inauguration of the final section of the Treviglio–Cremona railway, between Casalbuttano and Cremona.[1]

Features[edit]

The passenger building at the station consists of a central section and two lateral wings, all of which are on two levels. On the ground floor, there are services for travellers such as a ticket office and waiting room, while the upper floor is used by Trenitalia.

Five tracks pass through the part of the station yard bordered by the station platforms. All of these tracks are used for passenger service, with the exception of track 2, which has no platform.

Track 1 is accessed by passenger from the platform at the rear of the passenger building. Tracks 3 and 4 are served by an island platform equipped with shelters and linked with the passenger building by two underpasses. There is also a third platform (not accessible to passengers) between tracks 5 and 6, which are used only for cargo handling and storage of rolling stock.

In addition to a goods yard, the station is equipped with a locomotive shed and a turntable.

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about 4.8 million passenger movements each year.[2]

Cremona is the terminus of regional services originating from Milan and Treviglio, from Brescia, from Piacenza and from Fidenza. It is also the terminus of the regional routes between Codogno and Cremona, and between Cremona and Mantua, and is connected by direct regional services with Milano Centrale (or Milano Greco Pirelli), via Mantua.

Interchange[edit]

Near the passenger building is a bus station, which is served by suburban bus lines. These lines link Cremona with the other major centres in the province and neighboring provinces.

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. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.  External link in |work= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Cremona railway station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.