Monza railway station

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Monza
Regionale
The passenger building.
The passenger building.
General information
LocationVia Enrico Arosio 14
20052 Monza
Monza, Monza and Brianza, Lombardy
Italy
Coordinates45°34′34″N 09°16′20″E / 45.57611°N 9.27222°E / 45.57611; 9.27222Coordinates: 45°34′34″N 09°16′20″E / 45.57611°N 9.27222°E / 45.57611; 9.27222
Operated byRete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s)Milano–Chiasso
Lecco–Milan
Monza–Molteno–Lecco
Distance11.934 km (7.415 mi)
from Milano Centrale
12.575 km (7.814 mi)
from Milano Porta Garibaldi
Train operatorsTrenord
Connections
  • Local buses
Other information
Fare zoneSTIBM: Mi4[1]
ClassificationGold
History
Opened17 August 1840; 181 years ago (1840-08-17)
Services
Preceding station EuroCity Following station
Como San Giovanni Frankfurt to Milan Milano Porta Garibaldi
Terminus
Como San Giovanni
towards Zürich Hbf
Zürich to Milan Milano Centrale
Milano Lambrate
Preceding station Trenord Following station
Monza Sobborghi
towards Lecco
S7 Sesto San Giovanni
Arcore
towards Lecco
S8
Lissone-Muggiò
towards Saronno
S9 Sesto San Giovanni
Lissone-Muggiò
towards Chiasso
S11 Sesto San Giovanni
Location
Monza is located in Lombardy
Monza
Monza
Location in Lombardy
Monza is located in Northern Italy
Monza
Monza
Location in Northern Italy
Monza is located in Italy
Monza
Monza
Location in Italy

Monza railway station (Italian: Stazione di Monza) is the main station serving the city and comune of Monza, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy.

Opened in 1840 under the Habsburg monarchy, the station forms part of the Milan–Chiasso railway, and is a junction station for two secondary lines, the Lecco–Milan railway and the Monza–Molteno–Lecco railway. It is also the main railway junction of the Brianza geographical area, which encompasses the province of Monza and Brianza, Province of Lecco, Province of Como and part of the Province of Milan.

The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Both companies are subsidiaries of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

Train services are operated by the Lombard railway company Trenord.

Location[edit]

Monza railway station is located on Via Enrico Arosio, at the southern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was officially opened on 17 August 1840, as the terminus of the Milan–Monza railway, which was the first railway built in Lombardy and the second in Italy, after the Naples–Portici railway. Operations commenced the following day, 18 August 1840.[2] In July 1849, that line was extended to Camnago-Lentate, on its way to becoming the Milan–Chiasso railway.[2]

On 27 December 1873, Monza became a junction station, upon the opening of the final section of the Lecco–Milan railway, between Carnate-Usmate and Monza.[2]

The original passenger building was replaced with the present one in 1884, when the station was moved to a new location. In 1901, the original passenger building was demolished to facilitate the construction of the Via Turati bridge.[3]

On 19 October 1911, Monza also became the terminus of another secondary line, the Monza–Molteno–Lecco railway.[2]

Features[edit]

The station yard.

The station yard consists of seven tracks: 1 and 2 for Chiasso, 3 previously shared between the Chiasso–Milan and Lecco–Milan railways, 4 and 5 for Tirano (RFI), and 6 (as the main platform) and 7 (as the overtaking platform) for the Lecco and Molteno lines.

The station also has a freight terminal that serves, amongst other things, the nearby storage area of the former Lombard Petroli, at Villasanta.

Train services[edit]

The station has about seven million passenger movements each year.[4] It is served by the following services:

  • Eurocity services (EC) Zürich - Arth-Goldau - Bellinzona - Chiasso - Milan
  • Eurocity services (EC) Basel - Luzern - Arth-Goldau - Bellinzona - Chiasso - Milan
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Lecco - Molteno - Monza - Milan
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Lecco - Calolziocorte - Carnate - Monza - Milan
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Bergamo - Carnate - Monza - Milan
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Saronno - Seregno - Monza - Milan - Albairate
  • Regional services (Treno regionale) Chiasso - Como - Seregno - Monza - Milan

Interchange[edit]

The station is connected with the Milan suburban railway network by Lines S7, S8, S9, and S11. It also has a bus terminal for local buses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Servizio Ferroviario Suburbano". Muoversi in Lombardia. Regione Lombardia. April 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d 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. ^ Zanin, Paolo (2005). Monza e i suoi tram - Storia dei collegamenti tranviari da Monza a Milano e alla Brianza [Monza and its Trams - A history of the tram link from Milan to Monza and Brianza] (in Italian). Firenze: Phasar edizioni. pp. 24 and 34. ISBN 88-87911-39-8.
  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 Monza railway station at Wikimedia Commons