Lodi railway station (Lombardy)


View of the passenger building.

View of the passenger building.
Location Piazzale della Stazione
Lodi, Lodi, Lombardy
Coordinates 45°18′33″N 09°29′52″E / 45.30917°N 9.49778°E / 45.30917; 9.49778Coordinates: 45°18′33″N 09°29′52″E / 45.30917°N 9.49778°E / 45.30917; 9.49778
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Line(s) Milano–Bologna
Distance 182.685 km (113.515 mi)
from Bologna Centrale
Platforms 3
Train operators Trenitalia
  • Urban and suburban buses
Other information
Classification Gold
Opened 14 November 1861 (1861-11-14)
Electrified 1938 (1938)
Location within Northern Italy

Lodi railway station (Italian: Stazione di Lodi) serves the town and comune of Lodi, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1861, forms part of the Milan–Bologna railway.

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


Lodi railway station is situated in Piazzale della Stazione, at the southern edge of the town centre.


The station at the turn of the twentieth century.

The station was opened on 14 November 1861, upon the inauguration of the MilanPiacenza section of the Milan–Bologna railway.[1] Since then, it has undergone many changes.

As at the opening of the station, its goods yard was connected with a silk spinning mill a short distance away. That rail link was later closed, when the mill was shut down.

During the expansion of the number of tracks at the station, those for use by passengers were increased to four. In around 2004, a fifth track was converted to passenger use. It was previously used primarily for overtaking goods trains on tracks 2 and 3.

In the same period, the part of the goods yard adjacent to Piazzale della Stazione was removed. It was replaced by a parking lot and coach terminal for the Sila coach line. The goods shed adjacent to Platform 1 suffered a similar fate. It was closed, and the area is now used as a ticket office, also for Silas.


View of the station yard.

The passenger building is connected with all tracks (except the first, which is adjacent to it) by a pedestrian underpass. The platforms are equipped with shelters.

The underpass was necessary because the Milan–Bologna railway is one of the busiest in Italy, and was particularly busy before the opening of the Milan–Bologna high-speed railway.

The station yard has five tracks for passenger service, and a number of other tracks for the overtaking of goods trains waiting in the goods yard at the Bologna end of the station. Even tracks 1 and 4 are used for the overtaking of goods trains.

Near the side street Via Spelta is an operating goods yard, where loads of milk are marshalled before leaving the station by rail.

Passenger and train movements

Lodi railway station has about four million passenger movements each year.[2] Most of these movements are commuter trips to and from Milan.

Lodi is a stop for most regional trains on the long distance Milan–Bologna and the Milan–Cremona–Mantua railways heading directly to Bologna Centrale, Parma, Mantua, Cremona; there are also regional train links with Livorno Centrale and Rimini. Shorter distance regional trains operate to and from Piacenza; these trains stop at all stations between Piacenza and Lodi, and then operate non stop to Milan. Other regional services heading towards Milan stop at Milano Rogoredo, Milano Porta Garibaldi, Milano Lambrate, Milano Centrale, Milano Greco Pirelli, Milano Certosa and Sesto San Giovanni.

Also calling at Lodi are EuroStar City, InterCity, InterCityNight and express trains, on direct services to and from Napoli Centrale, Reggio Calabria Centrale, Crotone, Salerno, Bari Centrale, Terni, Rimini, Lecce and Milano Centrale.

In addition to these connections, Lodi is now a terminus of line S1 of the Milan suburban railway service, which connects Lodi with Saronno via the loop through Milan.


The station provides interchange with urban and suburban buses, and taxis.

See also


  1. 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 7 January 2011. External link in |work= (help)
  2. "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. External link in |work= (help)

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