Voghera railway station


The passenger building.

The passenger building.
Location Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi
27058 Voghera PV
Voghera, Pavia, Lombardy
Coordinates 44°59′52″N 09°00′31″E / 44.99778°N 9.00861°E / 44.99778; 9.00861Coordinates: 44°59′52″N 09°00′31″E / 44.99778°N 9.00861°E / 44.99778; 9.00861
Operated by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Line(s) Milano–Pavia–Voghera

38.118 km (23.685 mi)

from Alessandria
Train operators Trenitalia
  • Urban and suburban buses
Opened 25 January 1858 (1858-01-25)
Location within Northern Italy

Voghera railway station (Italian: Stazione di Voghera) serves the town and comune of Voghera, in the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1858, it forms part of the Alessandria–Piacenza railway, and is also the terminus of a railway from Milan via Pavia.

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.

Due to its strategic position, the station is an important trading node, and one of the major railway stations in Italy's north-west.


Voghera railway station is situated at Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi, at the northern edge of the town centre.


Plaque on the platform 1 commemorating the incident of 31 May 1962.

The station was opened on 25 January 1858, together with the rest of the Alessandria–Casteggio section of the Alessandria–Piacenza railway.[1]

On 15 November 1867, the station became a junction station, upon the inauguration of the final, Alessandria–Voghera, section of the Milan–Pavia–Voghera railway.[1]

On 31 May 1962, the station was the scene of a serious train crash, in which 63 people were killed and 40 injured.[2]



The passenger building, 20 November 2008.

Inside the passenger building are the ticket office, waiting room, a bar operated by Chef Express, and most of the offices and rooms. The ticket office has a large plaque, placed in 1988, recalling the Vogherese rail workers who have fallen for freedom or on active service.

On the platform adjacent to track 1 are a newsstand and a retailer of tobacco products. Near the newsstand, a plaque unveiled on the 40th anniversary of the 1962 train crash recalls the tragedy.

In a lateral building on the Genoa side are the office of the railway police and the public conveniences. Other offices are located in another building, in the direction of Milan.

Yet another building once served as the accommodation for visiting rail crew.

Station yard

The station yard has seven tracks used for passenger service:

A platform adjacent to the passenger building is used to provide access to track 1. To serve the other tracks, there are three island platforms, all of them linked with the passenger building via three pedestrian underpasses.

The island platforms serving tracks 2/3 and 4/5 have full length canopies; the other island platform, which serves tracks 6/7, has no shelter.

There are also other tracks, used only by goods trains.

Train services

E626.001 at the station, January 2005.

The station has about 4.5 million passenger movements each year.[3] It is used mainly by commuters, travelling for work or study to and from the cities of Milan and Pavia. However, as an intersection of two major travel routes, it is also frequently used for changing trains.

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

Preceding station   Trenitalia   Following station


In the square outside the station is a bus stop for urban routes operated by the town of Voghera.

In the immediate vicinity of the railway station is the suburban bus station, as well as a multi-transport facility. Both are reached from the station's eastern pedestrian underpass, which is longer than the other two underpasses.

See also


  1. 1 2 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 21 January 2011. External link in |work= (help)
  2. "Tragedia sui binari". Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian). 7 January 2004. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  3. "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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