Mantova railway station
|Location||Piazza Don Leoni
Mantua, Mantua, Lombardy
|Operated by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
|Distance||61.082 km (37.955 mi)
|Opened||21 June 1873|
Mantova railway station, or Mantua railway station (Italian: Ferrovie Stazione di Mantova), serves the city and comune of Mantua, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1873, the station forms part of the Verona–Mantua–Modena railway; it is a terminus of two secondary railways that connect Mantua directly with Milan and Monselice.
Until 1967, the station was also a terminus of the Mantua–Peschiera del Garda railway.
The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). The commercial area of the passenger building, however, is managed by Centostazioni, whereas train services are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of FS, Italy's state-owned rail company.
Mantova railway station is situated at Piazza Don Leone, at the northwestern edge and a 10-minute walk to the city centre.
The passenger building has two storeys. The ground level hosts a ticket office, a waiting room, a bar and the office of the traffic control department. The first floor is reserved for use by Trenitalia.
The station yard has nine through tracks and one terminating track. Among the through tracks, four are used only for non-stopping or freight traffic and six for passenger services: five through and one bay platforms. There are plans to relocate the on-site goods yard to Mantova Frassine station, so that it would be closer to a proposed railway line to the industrial zone of Valdaro (Mantova).
Passenger and train movements
The station has 2.8 million passenger movements per year. The most important destinations are Monselice, Verona Porta Nuova in the Veneto (Venetia) region, and Modena, Milan and Cremona in the Lombardy region.
The following services call at this station:
- Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Verona-Mantova: Verona - Villafranca di Verona - Mantova
- Regional train (Trenitalia+TPER Regional) Mantova-Modena/Bologna: Mantova - Suzzara - Carpi - Modena - (Bologna)
- Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Mantova-Cremona: Mantova - Piadena - Cremona (stopping service)
- Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Mantova-Monselice: Mantova - Nogara - Cerea - Monselice
- Regional train (Trenord Regional) Mantova-Milan: Mantova - Piadena - Cremona - Codogno - Lodi - Milan (Roderego) - Milan (Lambrate) - Milan (Central)
- Regional train (Trenord Regional) Mantova-Parma: Mantova - Castellucchio - Piadena - Casalmaggiore - Parma
Until 1967, the station was also a terminus of the Mantua–Peschiera del Garda railway, which took its route along River Mincio to Lake Garda (Lago di Garda); as of 2014, this service is operated by APAM bus line 46.
The bus station of APAM (Mantova Transport) interurban routes is located directly outside the railway station's building. Destinations include Brescia (Line 2), Peschiera del Garda (Line 46) and other communes within the province of Mantova: Asola, Moglia and Suzzara. The bus station is also a stop for other inter-city bus services, such as ATV (Verona Transport) Line 148 (Verona-Mantova) and long-distance coaches to Modena and Bolzano/Bozen.
From 13 December 2015, Italo uses intercity buses to connect Mantova to Reggio Emilia (AV Mediopadana), via Carpi outside Modena, for access to high-speed train services. The "Italobus" runs 3 services per day in each direction. 
Between March 2013 and December 2014, a direct shuttle bus service ran daily between Mantova railway station and Verona-Villafranca Airport, connecting the city with its closest international gateway. This service was provided by APAM. The journey took 45 minutes. This service ceased operation on 1 January 2015. 
In 2015, talks with the Italian State Railway have begun to improve train connections between Verona and Mantova. The current service level takes 46 minutes to complete a journey of 37 km between the two cities. New proposals could see the introduction of non-stop services, which would take only 30 minutes on the same route, during morning and evening peak hours. Since August 2014, new regional carriages with enhanced mobility and comfort have already been introduced.
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Lombardy
- Rail transport in Italy
- Railway stations in Italy
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