Peschiera del Garda railway station
|Location||Piazzale Stazione 1
37019 Peschiera del Garda VR
Peschiera del Garda, Verona, Veneto
|Operated by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana|
|Distance||124.940 km (77.634 mi)
from Milano Centrale
|Opened||22 April 1854|
Peschiera del Garda railway station (Italian: Stazione di Peschiera del Garda) serves the town and comune of Peschiera del Garda, in the region of Veneto, northern Italy. Opened in 1854, it forms part of the Milan–Venice railway.
The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.The train services are operated by Trenitalia and Trenord.
Peschiera del Garda railway station is situated in Piazzale Stazione, on the eastern bank of the Mincio River, to the east of the town centre on the western bank.
The station was opened on 22 April 1854, together with the Verona–Brescia–Coccaglio section of the Milan–Venice railway. Between 1859 and 1866, it was a transit station between the international network of the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia and that of the Kingdom of Sardinia/Italy.
The station has a large three storey passenger building. At ground level, there is a main entrance protected by an arched portico, and inside are the usual services to travellers. The upper two levels are used for offices and private residences.
Three tracks pass through the station yard. Each of the outer tracks, one for each direction, is faced by a platform equipped with a wrought iron canopy. The platforms are connected with each other, and with the passenger building, by elevators and a pedestrian underpass. The inside track is used for any crossings or overtaking.
In the goods yard is a goods shed now used for storage. The tracks in the goods yard have been removed and replaced with a parking lot. Other tracks are used for storage of line maintenance equipment.
The station is served by the following services:
- High speed services (Frecciabianca) Turin - Milan - Brescia - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice (- Trieste)
- High speed services (Frecciabianca) Milan - Brescia - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice - Treviso - Udine
- EuroCity services Geneva - Brig - Milan - Brescia - Veronda - Padua - Venice
- Night train (EuroNight) Milan - Verona - Venice - Villach - Klagenfurt - Vienna 
- Express services (Treno regionale) Milan - Treviglio - Brescia - Desanzano del Garda - Peschiera del Garda - Verona
- Regional services (Treno regionale) 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 Nuova
toward Trieste Centrale
toward Venezia Santa Lucia
|Preceding station||Trenord||Following station|
toward Venezia Santa Lucia
toward Wien Hbf
toward Verona Porta Nuova
Passenger and train movements
The station is the second busiest in the province of Verona in terms of passenger movements, after Verona Porta Nuova. It is very crowded by commuters, supplemented by tourists during the summer season.
Every day, regional and Frecciabianca trains stop at the station, linking the Garda with Milan, Turin, Venice and Trieste. The station is also served by a EuroCity service linking Geneva in Switzerland and Venice. A night train stops at the station connecting the area with Wien Hauptbahnhof in Austria.
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Veneto
- Rail transport in Italy
- Railway stations in Italy
- 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 7 January 2011. External link in
- 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. p. 125. ISBN 88-7385-633-0.
- Elmar Oberegger (2006). "Südbahn-gesellschaft". Eisenbahngeschichte Alpen-Donau-Adria (in German). Elmar Oberegger. Archived from the original on 2006-08-29. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
- "Peschiera del Garda". Stazioni del Mondo website (in Italian). Stazioni del Mondo. Retrieved 6 March 2011. External link in
- Timetable for Peschiera del Garda station
- EuroNight timetable
Media related to Peschiera del Garda at Wikimedia Commons
This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at February 2011.