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The passenger building
|Location||Viale della Stazione 7|
Brescia (BS), Lombardy
|Operated by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana|
|Distance||82.842 km (51.476 mi)|
from Milano Centrale
|Opened||24 April 1854|
Brescia railway station (IATA: BRZ) (Italian: Stazione di Brescia) is the main station of Brescia, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. The station, opened in 1854, lies on the Milan-Venice railway and is a terminus of three branch lines: Valcamonica Railway to Edolo, Bergamo–Brescia railway and Brescia–Piadena/Cremona railway which branches off towards southeast of the station.
Connection to the Milan-Venice high-speed railway (Milan-Verona section) entered operation on 11 December 2016. Construction of the section between Brescia and Verona is still underway. Upon completing the entire section, however, some trains might bypass Brescia to run non-stop between Milan and Verona.
The station is currently managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI). The commercial area of the passenger building, however, is managed by Centostazioni. These companies are full subsidiaries of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company. Train services are operated by Trenitalia, Trenord and NTV-Italo.
Brescia railway station is situated at Viale della Stazione, the south-western edge of the city centre.
Designed by the engineer Benedetto Foix, Brescia station was opened on 24 April 1854 upon the inauguration of the Milan–Venice Railway. The passenger building is constructed in a neoclassical style and influenced by neo-Roman elements and medieval style fortifications.
The station has eleven tracks, three of those are bay platforms located at the western end (Italian: Piazzale Ovest). The bay platforms are exclusively used for trains operating on the Valcamonica Railway (Brescia–Iseo–Edolo railway). Additional tracks are dedicated to goods trains to and from Brescia Scalo or used for storage of rolling stock.
The station is used by 60,000 passengers per day and about 20 million passengers per year.
The following services call at this station:
- High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciarossa) Milan-Venice: Milan - Brescia - Peschiera del Garda - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice
- High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciarossa) Turin-Venice: Turin - Milan - Brescia - Peschiera del Garda - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice
- High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciabianca) Turin-Venice: Turin - Milan - Brescia - Peschiera del Garda - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Venice
- High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciargento) Brescia-Rome: Brescia - Verona - Bologna - Florence - Rome
- High-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciargento) Bergamo-Rome: Bergamo - Brescia - Verona - Bologna - Florence - Rome
- High-speed train (Italo NTV) Brescia-Naples: Brescia - Verona - Bologna - Florence - Rome - Naples
- Regional train (Trenord Regional Express) Milan-Verona: Milan - Treviglio - Brescia - Desanzano del Garda - Peschiera del Garda - Verona
- Regional train (Trenord Regional) Brescia-Parma: Brescia - Ghedi - Asola - Piadena - Casalmaggiore - Parma
- Regional train (Trenord Regional) Brescia-Bergamo: Brescia - Rovato - Bergamo
- Regional train (Trenord Regional) Brescia-Edolo: Brescia - Iseo - Pisogne - Darfo Corno - Boario Terme - Breno - Capo di Ponte - Edolo
- Regional train (Trenord Regional) Brescia-Iseo: Brescia - Brescia Ospitaletto - Rovato - Iseo
- Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Brescia-Cremona: Brescia - Manerbio - Verolanuova - Cremona
- Regional train (Trenitalia Regional) Bergamo-Pisa: Bergamo - Rovato - Brescia - Cremona - Fidenza - Pontremoli - Massa Centro - Pisa
(CH for Switzerland, A for Austria, D for Germany)
- Night train (ÖBB Nightjet) Milan-Munich: Milan - Brescia - Peschiera del Garda - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Villach (A) - Salzburg (A) - Rosenheim (D) - Munich (D)
- Night train (ÖBB Nightjet) Milan-Vienna: Milan - Brescia - Peschiera del Garda - Verona - Vicenza - Padua - Villach (A) - Klagenfurt (A) - Leoben (A) - Vienna/Wien (A)
- Intercity train (SBB-CFF-FFS EuroCity) Geneva-Milan/Venice: Geneva (CH) - Brig (CH) - Milan (Centrale) - (Brescia) - (Verona) - (Padua) - (Venice)
From June 2017, a new intercity service between Venice and Zürich (CH) will be launched by Trenitalia and SBB-CFF-FFS.
|Preceding station||Trenitalia||Following station|
toward Roma Termini
toward Torino Porta Nuova
toward Trieste Centrale
toward Venezia Santa Lucia
toward Pisa Centrale
|Preceding station||Trenord||Following station|
toward Venezia Santa Lucia
toward Wien Hbf
toward Milano Centrale
toward Verona Porta Nuova
toward Milano Greco Pirelli
Two bus stations are located outside the station's passenger building. The main bus terminal, directly linked by a short walkway, has interurban services to Mantova, Verona and airport shuttles to Milan-Bergamo (Orio al Serio) Airport. The smaller, road-side SIA bus station has interurban bus services to Bergamo and various towns and villages of Valcamonica.
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Lombardy
- Rail transport in Italy
- Railway stations in Italy
- Davide Bacca (2014-11-13). "Il primo convoglio Tav l'11 dicembre del 2016" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
- 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 1 January 2011.
- 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]. Brescia: Grafo. p. 126. ISBN 88-7385-633-0.
- "La rivoluzione Tav sbarca in stazione" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 2014-02-07. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
Media related to Brescia railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Description and pictures of Brescia railway station (in Italian)
This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011.