Venezia Mestre Railroad Station
Venice's smaller (but very busy) train station is an important transfer point, and it also serves locals and tourists who commute into the historic center from the mainland.
From: Mestre, Italy
V, on the Venetian mainland, is one of the two main railroad stations in the comune of Venice, Italy. (The other is Venezia Santa Lucia in the city center.) Venezia Mestre serves three groups of travelers:
Mestre isn't a huge station, but it does have quite a few platforms, and it has all of the services that you'd expect at a station in a small city. It's also a busy place: According to the Venezia Mestre page at Grandistazione.it, VE Mestre handles about 85,000 transit visits and 500 trains per day.
A Google aerial photo map shows the station, downtown Mestre (above the railroad tracks), and the adjacent dormitory and industrial suburb of Marghera (below the tracks). The green "B" on the map points to the station entrance. You can zoom out and use the map's directional controls to see the rail and road causeway between Mestre and Venice.
For more pictures of the station, with captions that describe what you'll find at Venezia Mestre, go to page 2 of this article.
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