A “condensed city”
Ranked fifth among Italian railway stations in terms of size and traffic volume, Bologna's Stazione Centrale is the queen of Emilia-Romagna, located at one of the most strategic intersections of the main north-south and east-west routes. A very modern station, designed to improve traffic at the railway junction, unite the urban fabric and connect the city centre to the peripheral Bolognina district.
The station's main entrance is located in Piazza delle Medaglie d'Oro, however, the structure has two other entrances and is laid out on three levels: the AV floor, dedicated to high-speed trains, the intermediate AV hall floor, intended for railway services such as ticket offices and information and commercial desks such as bars and kiosks, and finally, the Kiss&Ride floor, not yet operational but which will be dedicated to the connection with an underground car park.
Inside, some 78,000 square metres are covered far and wide by an average of 159,000 people every day, totalling around 58 million people per year. At least 700 trains depart and arrive daily from here, as well as numerous urban and suburban bus services that transport commuters including workers, off-site and university students.