Not everyone knows, especially tourists, that in Verona, in addition to the Porta Nuova station, there is also the Porta Vescovo station on the south-east side of the city, about 3 km from the historic centre. Very convenient especially for the university area. Verona’s Porta Vescovo station will have a new face in 12 months’ time. In fact, work will start in a few days on the redevelopment of the passenger building, the first piece of the ambitious project that aims to integrate the university campus and the surrounding area not only virtually, but also actually and above all logistically.
The project, developed in recent months in cooperation with the City Council, envisages the infrastructural upgrading of the main building of the Verona Porta Vescovo station, with a reorganisation and redevelopment of the spaces dedicated to users, such as the waiting and transit areas, and the reconfiguration of internal activities, which will see the coexistence of station services with activities for users and citizens.
An investment of more than euro 2 million will be made in the passenger building, architecturally recognised as a building of historical value from the rationalist period. Special attention will be paid to the efficiency and plant upgrading of the building, with the reconfiguration of the electrical, plumbing and thermal systems as well as the insertion of photovoltaic panels on the roof. The works to improve accessibility will include raising the pavements to eliminate architectural barriers when boarding and alighting from the train, new systems for climbing up to them from the station subway with new stairways and lifts, the insertion of shelters and an upgrade of the signage and public information systems. These works are aimed at making the station accessible and usable to Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRM) and guarantee them access to the individual waiting platforms independently.
The works are scheduled for delivery in December 2023.