Milano Lambrate railway station

Milano Lambrate
Location Piazza Enrico Bottini 10
20133 Milano MI
Milan, Milan, Lombardy
Coordinates 45°29′06″N 09°14′13″E / 45.48500°N 9.23694°E / 45.48500; 9.23694Coordinates: 45°29′06″N 09°14′13″E / 45.48500°N 9.23694°E / 45.48500; 9.23694
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Line(s) Milan belt railway
Platforms 12
Train operators Trenitalia
Opened 1931 (1931)
Electrified 1938 (1938)
Milano Lambrate
Location within Lombardy

Milano Lambrate railway station (Italian: Stazione di Milano Lambrate) is one of the main stations serving the city and comune of Milan, capital of the region of Lombardy, northern Italy.

Opened in 1931, the station is the third largest in Milan in terms of numbers of tracks, after Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi. It forms part of the Milan belt railway, and also the railways linking Milan with Genoa, Venice, Bologna and Mantua.

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 mainly operated by Trenord.

Underneath the station, and connected with it, is a Milan Metro station forming part of Line M2.


Milano Lambrate railway station is situated at Piazza Enrico Bottini, in the northeastern Milanese district of Lambrate, which, until 1924, was a separate comune from Milan.


The passenger building of the original station.

The station inherited its name from an earlier station, located in the district of Ortica. The earlier station was opened in 1896, on the original route of the Milan-Venice railway (the so-called Strada ferrata ferdinandea, named in honour of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria).

The passenger building of the original station still stands in Via G.A. Amedeo, near the church of Saints Faustinus and Jovita and the present-day Buccari flyover.

In 1931, during the reorganization of the entire Milanese railway system, the original station was replaced by the present one, located on the Milan belt railway.

In the early 1990s, a new Passenger Terminal was constructed. It was designed by the architect Ignazio Gardella and is located in Piazza Monte Titano. The 1931 building, renovated in 2005, now houses several commercial tenants.

Train services

The station is served by the following service(s):

Preceding station   Trenord   Following station
Treno regionale
Treno regionale
toward Bergamo
Treno regionale
toward Brescia
Preceding station   Milan suburban railway service   Following station
toward Saronno


The station is equipped with 12 platform tracks. They are not used interchangeably, but allocated roughly as follows:

Inside the passenger building.

Despite having so many platform tracks, the station is undersized compared with its passenger flow (according to Centostazioni, 16 million passenger movements per year), and has inadequate spaces.

In particular, the pedestrian underpasses running beneath the tracks (to allow passenger access to the station) are too small, and cause great inconvenience at peak times when they become overcrowded.


The station offers interchange with Milan Metro Line M2 (green), tram line 23, tram line 33, trolleybus line 93, several urban bus lines (NM2, N54, 39, 53, 54, 75, 81, Q39, Q75) and an intercity bus line (924).

See also


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