Modena railway station

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The passenger building.
The passenger building.
Location Piazza Dante Alighieri
41122 Modena MO
Modena, Modena, Emilia-Romagna
Coordinates 44°39′14″N 10°55′50″E / 44.65389°N 10.93056°E / 44.65389; 10.93056Coordinates: 44°39′14″N 10°55′50″E / 44.65389°N 10.93056°E / 44.65389; 10.93056
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Line(s) Milano–Bologna
Distance 36.932 km (22.948 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
Train operators Trenitalia
Ferrovie Emilia Romagna
Other information
Classification Gold [1]
Opened 21 July 1859; 158 years ago (1859-07-21)
Electrified 1938 (1938)
Modena is located in Northern Italy
Location within Northern Italy

Modena (Italian: Stazione di Modena) is a railway station serving the city of Modena, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. The station opened in 1859 and is located on the Milan–Bologna railway, Verona–Modena railway and Modena–Sassuolo railway. The train services are operated by Trenitalia and Ferrovie Emilia Romagna.

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.


Modena railway station is situated at Piazza Dante Alighieri, to the north of the city centre.


The station was opened on 21 July 1859, together with the rest of the PiacenzaBologna section of the Milan–Bologna railway.[2]


Passenger building[edit]

Platform side of the passenger building.

The passenger building is not the original structure dating from when the station began operations. That building was demolished and rebuilt in 1920.

The present passenger building is rectangular in shape and is made of brick. It is painted yellow, and consists of three parts. The central part is spread over three floors, with access provided through five arches on each side of the building. On the first floor of this part, there are many rectangular mullioned windows decorated with a cornice.

The two lateral parts of the building extend symmetrically from the central body. They are on two levels, with seven arches at ground floor level, and many windows (similar to those of the central body) at first floor level.

The entrances of all three parts of the building are protected from the weather by a wrought iron canopy, both on the front side and the platform side.


Between 2005 and 2006, the station was the subject of extensive renovations commissioned by Centostazioni, with co-financing from RFI. The total expenditure on the renovations was €700,000.

The renovation work included maintenance of the exterior facade of the passenger building, the shelter and pedestrian underpass, upgrading of technological systems, construction of a new basement, the renovation of public conveniences, and renewal of lighting both internally and externally.

Also included in the renovation project was the construction of new commercial premises, such as a Chef Express bar and a McDonald's. These two areas alone have about 40 employees, a turnover of €2.5 million, around 500,000 customers per year, and two rental areas of 360 sqm, offering a total of about 130 seats.

Station yard[edit]

The station yard has seven tracks, including five through tracks equipped with platforms:

  • Track 1 is a loop siding, used for any overtaking of even numbered trains.
  • Track 2 is one of the main lines, used for even numbered stopping Trenitalia trains.
  • Track 3 is the other main line, used for odd numbered stopping Trenitalia trains.
  • Track 4 is a loop siding, used for any overtaking of odd numbered trains.
  • Track 5 is used by trains terminating in Modena.
  • Tracks 6 and 7 are used by Ferrovie Emilia Romagna trains operating on the Modena–Sassuolo line.

All tracks have a platform sheltered by a canopy, and connected with the other platforms by the pedestrian underpass.

There are other tracks used for storage of the machinery used for line maintenance, and also a repair shop.

Train services[edit]

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

  • High speed services (Frecciarossa) Milan - Parma - Bologna - Florence - Rome
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Milan - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto
  • High speed services (Frecciabianca) Turin - Parma - Bologna - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity services Milan - Parma - Bologna - Florence - Rome - Naples - Salerno - Lamezia Termi - Reggio Calabria
  • Intercity services Milan - Parma - Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Intercity services Milan - Parma - Bologna - Rimini - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Taranto
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Turin - Milan - Parma - Reggio Emilia - Florence - Rome - Salerno - Lamezia Terme - Reggio di Calabria
  • Night train (Intercity Notte) Milan - Parma - Bolgona - Ancona - Pescara - Foggia - Bari - Brindisi - Lecce
  • Express services (Regionale Veloce) Piacenza - Parma - Reggio Emilia - Bologna - Rimini - Ancona
  • Express services (Regionale Veloce) Milan - Piacenza - Parma - Reggio Emilia - Bolgona (- Rimini)
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Parma - Reggio Emilia - Modena - Bologna
  • Local services (Treno regional) Mantova - Suzzara - Carpi - Modena
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Sassuolo - Modena
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
toward Roma Termini
toward Lecce
toward Taranto
toward Lecce
toward Lecce
toward Taranto
Intercity Notte
Intercity Notte
toward Lecce
toward Piacenza
Treno regionale
toward Ancona
Treno regionale
toward Parma
Treno regionale
toward Mantova
Treno regionale Terminus
Preceding station   Ferrovie Emilia Romagna   Following station
Treno regionale Terminus

Passenger and train movements[edit]

View of the main platform.

The station has about 6.5 million passenger movements each year.[3]

The passenger trains calling at the station include regional, express, InterCity, InterCity Night, Frecciabianca services, and a daily pair of Frecciarossa high speed trains.

A total of about 257 passenger trains serve the station each day. Their main destinations are Piacenza, Suzzara and Bologna Centrale.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ List of Italian stations and categories Archived 2015-09-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  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]. (in Italian). Alessandro Tuzza. Retrieved 7 January 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "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 Modena railway station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.