Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione railway station

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Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione
Stazione di Desenzano.JPG
LocationPiazza Einaudi 10
25015 Desenzano del Garda
Desenzano del Garda, Brescia, Lombardy
Italy
Coordinates45°27′46″N 10°32′11″E / 45.46278°N 10.53639°E / 45.46278; 10.53639Coordinates: 45°27′46″N 10°32′11″E / 45.46278°N 10.53639°E / 45.46278; 10.53639
Operated byRete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s)Milano–Venezia
Distance110.738 km (68.809 mi)
from Milano Centrale
Train operatorsTrenitalia
Trenord
Connections
  • Urban and suburban buses
Other information
ClassificationGold
History
Opened12 April 1854; 167 years ago (1854-04-12)
Location
Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione is located in Lombardy
Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione
Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione
Location in Lombardy
Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione is located in Northern Italy
Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione
Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione
Location in Northern Italy
Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione is located in Italy
Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione
Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione
Location in Italy

Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione railway station (Italian: Stazione di Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione) serves the town and comune of Desenzano del Garda, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1854, it forms part of the Milan–Venice railway.

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. Train services are operated by Trenitalia and Trenord.

Location[edit]

Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione railway station is situated in Piazza Einaudi, at the end of Viale Cavour, near the southern edge of the town centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 12 April 1854, together with the bridge at Peschiera del Garda on the Mincio river, and the Desenzano Viaduct.[1][2] Between 1909 and 1969, it was also a junction station for a short line to Desenzano Harbour, on Lake Garda.[2]

Features[edit]

The passenger building is a rectangular structure made of stone. It has a total of three storeys, only two of which rise above track level. Until the late nineteenth century, an iron shed with a sloping roof protected the first two tracks from the weather. During the steam era, the station was also equipped with a water tower formed of a simple iron tank raised and supported by concrete piers.

The station yard has six tracks. In addition to two running tracks for the Milan - Venice railway, there is a third track for overtaking, and three reserved for the composition and transit of freight trains or the storage of rail vehicles used for the maintenance of the line.

There are also two covered platforms serving the three tracks reserved for passenger service. Both are connected by an underpass, which also links the passenger building with the parking lot to the south, on the opposite side of the tracks.

From the third track, shortly after the switch (point) on the line heading towards Peschiera, is the location where the line to Desenzano Harbour, now abandoned, once branched off. Until the 1980s, a short section of line remained in place there for use in connection with the nearby electrical substation.

Train services[edit]

The following services call at the station:

  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Turin - Milan - Brescia - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice (- Trieste)
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Milan - Brescia - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice - Treviso - Udine
  • Night train (Thello) Paris - Milan - Verona - Padua - Venice
  • Night train (EuroNight) Milan - Verona - Venice - Villach - Klagenfurt - Vienna[3]
  • Express services (Treno regionale) Milan - Treviglio - Brescia - Desanzano del Garda - Peschiera del Garda - Verona
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Brescia - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice (1x per day)
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
toward Torino Porta NuovaFrecciabiancatoward Trieste Centrale
toward Milano CentraleFrecciabiancatoward Udine
toward BresciaTreno regionaletoward Venezia Santa Lucia
Preceding station   Trenord   Following station
toward Milano CentraleEuroNighttoward Wien Hbf
toward Milano CentraleTreno regionaletoward Verona Porta Nuova
toward BresciaTreno regionaletoward Verona Porta Nuova

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about 1.5 million passenger movements each year.[4]

The majority of trains passing through the station, including some Eurostar Italia trains, stop there. They link the station directly with many destinations, both domestic and international.

Gallery[edit]

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.
  2. ^ a b 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] (in Italian). Brescia: Grafo. ISBN 88-7385-633-0.
  3. ^ EuroNight timetable
  4. ^ "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 links[edit]

Media related to Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione train station at Wikimedia Commons

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