The Milano Porta Garibaldi Station is located close to the historic gate of the same name, in piazza Sigmund Freud and it’s the third station in terms of passenger traffic after Stazione Centrale and Stazione Cadorna. The station was designed by Eugenio Gentili, Giulio Minoletti, Mario Tevarotto Sergio Banamico, Franco and Guido Gigli and Dante Jannicelli and it was inaugurated in 1963 replacing the Porta Nuova Station, obsolete because of the old railway system. The Milano Porta Garibaldi Station is made of an underground part, where the suburban trains travel and the rail bypass of Milan, and an upper part with 20 platforms, where all the other trains stop.
You can easily move between the two floors thanks to escalators, elevators and crosswalks. Nowadays the station is topped by two skyscrapers owned by Ferrovie dello Stato (also known as Torri Garibaldi) designed by Laura Lazzarini e Giancarlo Perrotta in 1995. The Porta Garibaldi Station is fundamental for Milan: short-haul and long-haul trains, regional trains, underground lines M2 and M5, high-speed trains, the rail bypass, buses and Malpensa Express all converge here. After the renovation in 2006, the station became a multifunctional site gathering every day thousands of tourists and Milanese people. At the station there’s an underground stop (Garibaldi FS, M2 and M5 lines), a tram stop (Garibaldi M2 M5, line n°33) and S1, S2, S5, S6 and S13 lines on the underground floor.
There’s also the terminus of S7, S8 and S11 lines on the upper square. Porta Garibaldi is the last stop of the international TGV service Milano Porta Garibaldi-Paris Gare du Lyon. The Malpensa Express also stops at Porta Garibaldi. There are regional trains, long-haul trains and high-speed (Italo, Frecciarossa). There are also taxi docks and parkings.