Current Bergamo station, opened in 1854

RFI begins on new Bergamo station and line doubling project

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Construction has commenced on the new railway station in Bergamo, Italy. The project, which also includes doubling the tracks on the Ponte San Pietro-Bergamo railway line, is being led by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), the infrastructure arm of the Italian FS Group.

The initiative aims to increase transportation links between Bergamo, Monza, and Milan, ensuring greater accessibility with the addition of the new Curno stop and the enhancement of the Bergamo Ospedale station. The project, with an estimated investment of 460 million euros, partially funded by European Union Recovery and Resilience Facility funds (PNRR) funds, is scheduled for completion by December 2026.

The plan includes the construction of the new Bergamo railway station, the upgrading of the Bergamo Ospedale and Ponte San Pietro stations, the establishment of the new Curno stop, and the doubling of tracks between Bergamo and Curno. Additionally, the project entails the elimination of four existing level crossings on the railway line, with the simultaneous construction of substitute structures such as road and pedestrian underpasses.

Improved mobility in the Bergamo area

These initiatives are poised to improve mobility in the Bergamo area and increase the capacity of the line, benefiting regional connections between Bergamo, Monza, and Milan, as well as Bergamo and Lecco. Furthermore, the enhancements aim to raise the quality standards of rail services, particularly for commuter traffic. The new Curno stop will expand the user base and provide greater accessibility to rail transport, while the improvement of the Bergamo Ospedale station will facilitate access to healthcare facilities for users of the Lecco-Bergamo line. Works at the Ponte San Pietro station include platform adjustments and the construction of a new pedestrian underpass.

The new Bergamo railway station, designed to accommodate future passenger volumes with spacious and architecturally striking pedestrian crossings, will serve as a functional hub for an integrated transportation and urban mobility system. Its role extends beyond rail transport, fostering intermodal connections between rail and road networks, with a focus on environmental sustainability through the creation of green spaces and tree planting.

The Bergamo railway station and the Ponte San Pietro-Bergamo line doubling project are part of a broader initiative to enhance the Bergamo railway hub, which includes the construction of a new link to Bergamo-Orio Al Serio Airport. These efforts align with the strategic objectives outlined in the industrial plan of the FS Italiane Group, aimed at promoting intermodality by connecting major airports across the country via rail.

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Author: Emma Dailey

Emma Dailey is an editor at RailTech.com and RailTech.be.

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