To provide even easier access to a variety of transportation types, the Ponte d’Adige/Sigmundskron train station forecourt has now been converted into a state-of-the-art hub with new parking spaces for cars and two-wheeled vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
With up to 9,000 ticket check-ins per month, Ponte d’Adige/Sigmundskron station has long been gaining strategic importance as a key connecting point – especially for rail passengers from Bolzano/Bozen and the Oltradige/Überetsch region. Now, after months of extensive construction work to improve the layout of the forecourt under the direction of STA – Südtiroler Transportstrukturen AG/Strutture Trasporto Alto Adige SpA –, the redevelopment has been completed. Passengers can now benefit from a total of 110 car parking spaces, six of which are for disabled persons' vehicles, three for persons with prams and two for car-sharing vehicles. Bicycles and scooters, too, can be parked in specially designated spaces.
South Tyrol Minister for Mobility Daniel Alfreider: “The inviting new parking facilities are designed to encourage commuters heading to Bolzano/Bozen or Merano/Meran in particular to travel to the train station by bike, bus or car and then conveniently change onto the train.”To that end, over the past few months, architectural barriers have been removed from the car park and traffic flow has been redirected – including, for instance, a redesign of the roundabout and the main square, complete with a new lighting concept and the addition of several green spaces for a more appealing and pleasant setting.