Reggio Emilia railway station

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Reggio Emilia
Location Piazza Guglielmo Marconi
42124 Reggio Emilia RE
Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna
Italy
Coordinates 44°41′52″N 10°38′35″E / 44.69778°N 10.64306°E / 44.69778; 10.64306Coordinates: 44°41′52″N 10°38′35″E / 44.69778°N 10.64306°E / 44.69778; 10.64306
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Milano–Bologna
Reggio Emilia–Ciano d'Enza
Reggio Emilia–Guastalla
Reggio Emilia–Sassuolo
Distance 61.435 km (38.174 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
Train operators Trenitalia
Ferrovie Emilia Romagna (FER)
Connections
  • Urban and suburban buses
Construction
Architect Roberto Narducci
Other information
Classification Gold [1]
History
Opened 21 July 1859; 156 years ago (1859-07-21)
Electrified 1938 (1938)
Location
Reggio Emilia is located in Northern Italy
Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia
Location within Northern Italy

Reggio Emilia (Italian: Stazione di Reggio Emilia) is a railway station serving the city of Reggio Emilia, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. The station opened in 1859 and is located on the Milan–Bologna railway, Reggio Emilia–Ciano d'Enza railway, Reggio Emilia–Guastalla railway and Reggio Emilia–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.

The city gained a high-speed railway station in June 2013, Reggio Emilia AV Mediopadana railway station.

Location[edit]

Reggio Emilia railway station is situated at Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, at the eastern edge of the city centre.

History[edit]

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

The original passenger building was replaced in the mid-1930s with a new one, designed by the architect Angiolo Mazzoni. A few years later, the 1930s building was destroyed by bombing during World War II. It was replaced by the current structure, designed by the architect Roberto Narducci.

Features[edit]

Passenger building[edit]

The passenger building consists of three sections. The central section has a colonnade of eight columns covered in marble. Between each pair of columns, there is a large window providing light to interior spaces. The two lateral wings extend symmetrically from the central section and are faced with brick. The central section has three levels (of which only the ground floor is accessible to passengers), while the lateral wings are two storeys high.

A masonry roof provides weather protection to the entrances at the front of the building, while the entrances on the station yard side are protected by a platform canopy.

In May 2007, work was completed on the renovation of the station. The project, financed by RFI and Centostazioni, cost 1.2 million euros. The renovation work was mainly to the passenger building. It included the removal of surplus elements built after the bombings of World War II, the installation of a new lighting system, additional facilities for commercial services, the renovation of public conveniences, and alterations required by laws regulating technological systems.

Station yard[edit]

The station yard has five tracks for passenger services. Tracks three and four form part of the main line (track 3 for trains with odd numbers, and track 4 for even numbered trains). The other tracks are loop sidings, and are used for trains terminating or overtaking other trains at Reggio Emilia.

All tracks except for track 2 have a platform sheltered by a canopy. The platforms are connected by a pedestrian underpass.

There are many other tracks (without a platform) that are used for storing rolling stock or for goods services. The station also has a goods yard with a goods shed that has been converted into a warehouse. The design of the goods shed is very similar to that of its counterparts at other Italian railway stations.

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 regionale) Guastalla - Bagnolo in Piano - Reggio Emilia
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Reggio Emilia - Sassuolo
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Ciano - Reggio Emilia
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
Frecciarossa
toward Roma Termini
Frecciabianca
toward Lecce
Frecciabianca
toward Taranto
Frecciabianca
toward Lecce
InterCity
InterCity
toward Lecce
InterCity
toward Taranto
Intercity Notte
Intercity Notte
toward Lecce
toward Piacenza
Treno regionale
toward Ancona
Treno regionale
toward Parma
Treno regionale
Preceding station   Ferrovie Emilia Romagna   Following station
toward Guastalla
Treno regionale
Terminus
Terminus Treno regionale
toward Ciano d'Enza
Treno regionale Terminus

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about 4 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 165 passenger trains serve the station each day. Their main destinations are Torino Porta Nuova, Parma and Bologna Centrale.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Reggio Emilia railway station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.