Trento railway station
View of the station yard
38122 Trento TN
Trento, Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
|Coordinates||46°04′19″N 11°07′10″E / 46.07194°N 11.11944°ECoordinates: 46°04′19″N 11°07′10″E / 46.07194°N 11.11944°E|
|Distance||94.79 km (58.90 mi) from Verona Porta Vescovo|
|Opened||23 March 1859|
Location within Northern Italy
Trento railway station (Italian: Ferrovie Stazione di Trento, German: Bahnhof Trient) is the main station of Trento, capital of the autonomous province of Trentino (region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol), in northeastern Italy. Opened in 1859 when Trento was in the Austrian Empire, the station lies on the Brenner Railway between Innsbruck and Verona via Brenner Pass at 1,371 m above sea. It contains a junction with Valsugana Railway and metre-gauged railway Trento-Malè.
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 and ÖBB. RFI, Centostazioni and Trenitalia are full subsidaries of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Italy's state-owned rail company.
Trento railway station is situated at Piazza Dante, the northwestern edge of the city centre and on the east bank of River Adige/Etsch.
The passenger building hosts the ticket office, a waiting room, two newsagent stores and a cafe bar.
The station has four tracks and three through platforms. At the southern end, there is a bay platform for trains operating on the Valsugana Railway. The metre-gauged railway station of the same name is located at the northern end. In addition, there is a locomotive shed for siding train carriages overnight. The goods yard is situated at Roncaforte district, a short distance to the north of the station.
The following services call at the station (incomplete):
- High-speed Train (Trenitalia Frecciargento) Bolzano/Bozen-Naples: Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Verona - Bologna - Florence - Rome - (Naples)
- Regional Train (Trenitalia Regional Express or Regional) Brennero/Brenner-Bologna: Brennero/Brenner - Fortezza/Franzensfeste - Bressanone/Brixen - Chuisa/Klausen - Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Rovereto/Rofreit - Verona - Isola della Scala - Nogara - Bologna
- Regional Train (Trenitalia Regional): Bolzano/Bozen - Ora/Auer - Trento/Trient - San Cristoforo al Lago-Ischia - Bassano del Grappa - (Castelfranco Veneto) - (Venice)
- 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
- Night Train (Trenitalia Intercity Notte) Bolzano/Bozen-Rome: Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Rovereto/Rofreit - Verona - Bologna - Florence - Rome
- Metre-gauge Train (Trentino-Trasporti Valsugana Line) Trento/Trient-Malè: Trento/Trient - Mezzolombardo - Cles - Malè
(D for Germany, A for Austria)
On 11 December 2016, ÖBB will take over Deutsche Bahn's night trains. The Munich-Milan service will be withdrawn.
- Night Train (DB CityNightLine) Munich-Milan/Rome: Munich (D) - Kufstein (A) - Jenbach (A) - Innsbruck (A) - Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Verona^ - Peschiera del Garda - Bresica - Milan
- Intercity Train (ÖBB Eurocity) Munich-Verona/Venice: Munich(D) - Rosenheim (D) - Kufstein(A) - Wörgl (A) - Jenbach(A) - Innsbruck(A) - Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Rovereto/Rofreit - Verona - (Padua) - (Venice)
- Intercity Train (ÖBB Eurocity) Munich-Verona/Bologna: Munich(D) - Rosenheim (D) - Kufstein(A) - Wörgl (A) - Jenbach(A) - Innsbruck(A) - Bolzano/Bozen - Trento/Trient - Rovereto/Rofreit - Verona - (Bologna)
^ Train connects at Verona with ÖBB EuroNight Rome-Vienna: DB CityNightLine splits into two trains (first half couples with ÖBB Rome-Vienna and leaves for Vienna or Rome; second half continues to Munich or Milan). Vienna-Rome splits into two trains (first half continues to Rome or Vienna; second half couples with DB CityNightLine for Milan or Munich).
Passenger and train movements
The station has 5 million passenger movements each year and is therefore the second busiest, after Bozen/Bolzano, in the region in terms of passenger numbers.
All trains passing through Trento, including InterCity and Eurostar Italia (now Freccia) trains, call at the station. The main domestic destinations are Verona, Venezia, Bassano del Grappa 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.
- History of rail transport in Italy
- List of railway stations in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
- Rail transport in Italy
- Railway stations in Italy
- "Flussi Annui nelle 103 Stazioni" [Annual flows at the 103 stations]. Centostazioni website (in Italian). Centostazioni. Retrieved 4 December 2010. External link in
- Paola Pettenella (ed), La stazione di Trento di Angiolo Mazzoni, "Quaderni di Architettura" n. 1, Electa, Milano, 1994 (Italian)
Media related to Trento railway station at Wikimedia Commons
This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at December 2010.