Milano Centrale - New project
The new station conceptThe Grandi Stazioni project designed by architect Marco Tamino for the upgrading and functional rehabilitation of the station is based on the implementation of a new flow management model that foresees the reorganisation of its internal flow routes and accessibility system.
Consistently with the new flow routes, the project foresees relocating the chief station services, which are totally reconfigurated in keeping with the present-day needs and expectations of its users and visitors. This is accompanied by a programme of action measures to re-establish throughout the station premises a high standard of environmental quality, comfort and security through the use of advanced technologies that fully respect the station’s own historical and architectural identity.
The requalification of Milano Centrale Station, the city's chief railway terminal and transport hub, true gateway to the city also for Expo 2015's future visitors, is a landmark event in the upgrading of the regional and metropolitan transport systems that valorizes the station's role as the crossroads of the new High Speed/High Capacity lines.
Accessibility and mobility
• intermodal accessibility reorganisation;
• internal flow routes restructuring through the new walking path.
The objective pursued is that of the overall efficiency of the system, so as to ensure the accessibility of the individual services and the integration of the various components with one another and with the new internal mobility system. The result is to make it easier to access the station and move from one part of it to another, especially for the less advantaged categories of station users.
The project foresees three particularly significant measures:
• elimination of vehicle traffic from the Carriages Gallery, where the existing situation was functionally chaotic and below acceptable environmental quality levels;
• elimination of the services equipment and commercial cubicles that have accumulated through the years, cluttering the station’s monumental spaces;
• realization of a functional centre of integrated services and shops open to all, passengers and the public alike.
COMFORT AND SECURITY
Together with the reorganisation of the station’s spaces and functions, a programme is being implemented to re-establish a high standard of comfort and environmental quality in the station premises: new lighting systems, new public information systems, better surveillance and security.
With the elimination of the commercial and railway services cubicles, the various additions and ill-conceived interventions that have accumulated through the years inside the Centrale Station, a programme is being implemented to restore the station’s architectural quality to its pre-existing level of excellence.