Vicenza railway station

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Vicenza
The passenger building.
The passenger building.
Location Piazzale della Stazione
36100 Vicenza
Vicenza, Vicenza, Veneto
Italy
Coordinates 45°32′29″N 11°32′27″E / 45.54139°N 11.54083°E / 45.54139; 11.54083Coordinates: 45°32′29″N 11°32′27″E / 45.54139°N 11.54083°E / 45.54139; 11.54083
Owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Operated by Centostazioni
Line(s) Milan–Venice
Vicenza–Schio
Vicenza–Treviso
Platforms 8
Train operators Trenitalia
Connections
  • Urban (AIM)
    Suburban (FTV) buses
History
Opened 13 January 1846; 169 years ago (1846-01-13)
Location
Vicenza is located in Northern Italy
Vicenza
Vicenza
Location within Northern Italy

Vicenza railway station (Italian: Stazione di Vicenza) (IATA: VNZ) serves the town and comune of Vicenza, in the Veneto region, northeastern Italy. Opened in 1846, it forms part of the Milan–Venice railway, and is also a junction of two branch lines, to Schio and Treviso, respectively.

The station is currently owned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). The commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni. Train services to and from the station are operated by Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.

Features[edit]

The station has a large passenger building that houses many facilities for passengers, the headquarters of the Railway Police, and the offices of Trenitalia and the station management.

The six through platforms at the station are numbered from 1 to 6. At the far eastern end of the station, there are also two bay platforms (1 Giardino and 2 Giardino), at which trains arrive from and depart to Schio and Treviso. In total, there are eight platform tracks for passengers, plus some tracks for the exclusive use of goods handling, manoeuvering, stabling and storage.

The station is equipped with a locomotive depot, and a short distance away there are major repair shops.

Train services[edit]

The following services call at the station :+39 0444 223115

  • High speed services (Eurostar) Turin - Milan - Verona - Padua - Venice - Trieste
  • Intercity services (Eurocity) Geneva - Lausanne - Brig - Milan - Verona - Padua - Venice
  • Intercity services (Eurocity) Munich - Innsbruck - Verona - Padua - Venice
  • Night train (Thello) Paris - Milan - Verona - Padua - Venice
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Vicenza - Citadella - Castelfranco Veneto - Treviso
  • Local services (Treno regionale) Vicenza - Schio
Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station
Eurostar Italia
Eurostar Italia
EuroCity
toward Munich Hbf
EuroCity
Thello
toward Venice
Treno regionale
Terminus Treno regionale
Terminus Treno regionale
toward Schio

Renovations[edit]

Work on upgrading and enhancement of the entire structure of the station building is currently being completed. The work is financed by an investment of approximately 2.4 million euros by Centostazioni and RFI. To achieve a uniform appearance and enhance the main facades, the front and sides of the building have received a veneer of brick and Vicenza yellow stone.

In addition to the retrofitting of existing facilities, and removal of architectural barriers (with the laying of a new path for the vision-impaired), the station has been equipped with new shopping facilities. The previously existing businesses (bar/pizzeria, a tobacconist, newsagent and bank with door ATM) have been joined by a bookshop (Libreria Mondadori), a perfume shop/convenience store (Schlecker), a phone shop (Smartphone), a costume jewellery shop (4You), a clothing store (Fila), another shop (Zippo), an insurance office and a car rental agency (Major).

Passenger and train movements[edit]

The station has about 7.7 million passenger movements each year.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Vicenza train station at Wikimedia Commons

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