Rovereto railway station
The Piazzale and the passenger building.
|Location||Piazzale Paolo Orsi
38068 Rovereto TN
Rovereto, Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
|Operated by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
|Distance||71.21 km (44.25 mi)
from Verona Porta Vescovo
|Opened||23 March 1859|
Rovereto railway station (Italian: Ferrovie Stazione di Rovereto) serves the Comune of Rovereto in the autonomous province of Trentino, northeastern Italy. Opened in 1859, when Trentino (German: Welschtirol) was in the Austrian Empire, Rovereto station is located on the Brenner Railway connecting Verona and Innsbruck.
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.
Rovereto railway station is situated at Piazzale Paolo Orsi, the western edge and a five-minute walk to the city centre.
The station was opened on 23 March 1859, upon the completion of the Trento-Ala section of the Brenner Railway.
Initial operations were entrusted to the Austrian Empire's Südbahn (Imperial Royal Privileged Southern Railway Company of Austria, Venice and Central Italy / German: Kaiserlich königliche privilegierte Südbahngesellschaft) until the end of the First World War.
After Austria-Hungary's defeat and signing of the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1919), Trentino, along with South Tyrol, was annexed to Italy. Ownership of all railway stations from Ala/Ahl-am-Etsch to Brenner, including Rovereto, were transferred to the FS.
The station has three tracks with platforms for passenger trains and additional tracks in the goods yard, which can be accessed by trucks and other vehicles from Via Zeni.
Passenger and train movements
All types of train passing through Rovereto, including InterCity and Eurostar Italia (now Freccia) trains, call at the station. The main domestic destinations are Verona, Venice/Venezia, Trento/Trient and Bolzano/Bozen, but passengers also depart for and arrive from other domestic destinations such as Bologna or Rome. The main international links are Munich and Innsbruck.
The following services call at this station (incomplete):
- High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciargento) Bolzano/Bozen-Naples: Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Rovereto/Rofreit - Verona - Bologna - Florence - Rome - (Naples)
- Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Brennero/Brenner-Bologna: Brennero/Brenner - Vipiteno/Sterzing - Fortezza/Franzensfeste - Bressanone/Brixen - Chuisa/Klausen - Bolzano/Bozen - Ora/Auer - Trento/Trient - Rovereto/Rofreit - Ala/Ahl-am-Etsch - Verona - Isola della Scala - Nogara - Mirandola - Bologna
- Regional Train (Trenitalia Regional) Bolzano/Bozen-Ala/Ahl-am-Etsch: Bolzano/Bozen - Laives/Leifers - Ora/Aura - Egna/Neumarkt - Salorno/Salurn - Mezzocorona/Kronmetz - Trento/Trient - Rovereto/Rofreit - Mori - Ala/Ahl-am-Etsch
(A for Austria, D for Germany)
- Intercity train (ÖBB EuroCity) Munich-Verona/Venice: Munich (Hbf) (D) - Rosenheim (D) - Kufstein (A) - Jenbach (A) - Innsbruck (A) - Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Rovereto/Rofreit - Verona - (Padua) - (Venice)
- Intercity train (ÖBB EuroCity) Munich-Verona/Bologna: Munich (Hbf) (D) - Rosenheim (D) - Kufstein (A) - Jenbach (A) - Innsbruck (A) - Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Rovereto/Rofreit - Verona - (Bologna)
In Piazzale Orsi, in front of the station, there is a bus stop for urban bus routes A, 4, 5, 6 and 7. At the opposite side of the bus stop, there are suburban services to Trento, Riva del Garda - Arco, Folgaria - Lavarone, Ala - Avio, Ronzo - Chienis, and Vallarsa - Pian delle Fugazze.
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
- 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 26 November 2010. External link in
- "Il bilancio 2008 scomette sulla qualità della città" [The 2008 budget bets on the quality of the city]. Comune di Rovereto website (in Italian). Comune di Rovereto. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. External link in
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This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at December 2010.