Milan Bergamo begins work on airport rail station

19 Jul 2023 by Mark Caswell
CGI image of an expanded Milan Bergamo airport (image supplied by PPS Publications)

Milan Bergamo is to gain a direct rail link to Milan’s city centre, with construction beginning on a new airport rail station.

The facility is scheduled to be completed by the start of 2026, in time for the 2026 Winter Olympics which will take place in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The station will offer four platforms, and will be connected to the airport’s arrivals hall via a tunnel.

Currently the closest station to Milan Bergamo is Bergamo rail station, located around 3.5 miles from the airport.

The new station is one of several infrastructure projects currently taking place at Milan Bergamo.

Terminal expansion plans will see the first phase of works completed in July 2024, with a new check-in hall and the extension of the airport’s baggage handling system. This will be followed in summer 2025 by a 7,400 sqm extension of Bergamo’s security, duty free and boarding hall areas.

CGI image of an expanded Milan Bergamo airport (image supplied by PPS Publications)

The airport is also building a new northern taxiway, which will increase capacity by 35 per cent, alongside the addition of three new aircraft stands.

Ryanair is the biggest carrier at Milan Bergamo, serving the airport from UK destinations including Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Stansted, Manchester and Newacastle. EasyJet also operates flights to Bergamo from Gatwick.

Milan Bergamo is one of three airports in the Milan area, the others being Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate. The airport recently recorded its busiest ever day, welcoming 50,242 passengers on June 11.

Commenting on the news Giacomo Cattaneo, director of commercial aviation, SACBO, said:

“We have been working continuously to ensure the airport’s infrastructure development allows us to handle the ever-growing number of passengers we are experiencing, ensuring we can remain the leading choice for those travelling to and from the Lombardy region.”

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