Rovereto railway station

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Rovereto
The Piazzale and the passenger building.
The Piazzale and the passenger building.
Location Piazzale Paolo Orsi
38068 Rovereto TN
Rovereto, Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Italy
Coordinates 45°53′27″N 11°02′02″E / 45.89083°N 11.03389°E / 45.89083; 11.03389Coordinates: 45°53′27″N 11°02′02″E / 45.89083°N 11.03389°E / 45.89083; 11.03389
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Centostazioni
Line(s) Verona–Innsbruck
Distance 71.21 km (44.25 mi)
from Verona Porta Vescovo
Train operators Trenitalia
Connections
  • Urban and suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
History
Opened 23 March 1859; 156 years ago (1859-03-23)
Location
Rovereto is located in Northern Italy
Rovereto
Rovereto
Location within Northern Italy

Rovereto railway station (Italian: Ferrovie Stazione di Rovereto) serves the city and comune of Rovereto, in the autonomous province of Trentino, northeastern Italy. Opened in 1859, it forms a part of the Brenner railway linking 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.

Location[edit]

Rovereto railway station is situated at Piazzale Paolo Orsi, the western edge and a five-minute walk to the city centre.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 23 March 1859, upon the completion of the Trento-Ala section of the Brenner railway.[1]

Initially, operations were entrusted to the Imperial Royal Privileged Southern Railway Company of Austria, Venice and central Italy (German: Kaiserlich königliche privilegierte Südbahngesellschaft) until the end of World War I. The Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1919) assigned the province of Trentino to Italy, when the station was transferred to the FS.

Features[edit]

The station yard

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.

There are plans to transfer the goods yard to Mori station to make room for a larger, bifrontal station, providing access on both sides from Piazzale Orsi and Via Zeni.[2]

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about two million passenger movements each year, and is therefore, in terms of passenger numbers, the third biggest in the region, after Bolzano/Bozen and Trento.[3]

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.

Train services[edit]

The following services call at this station (incomplete):

Domestic

  • High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciargento) Bolzano/Bozen-Rome: Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Rovereto/Rofreit - Verona - Bologna - Florence - Rome
  • Regional train (Trenitalia Regional Express or 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

Cross-border

(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)

Interchange[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Rovereto railway station at Wikimedia Commons

This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at December 2010.