Čadca railway station
Trains in the station yard, 2009
|Line(s)||Žilina–Čadca–Svrčinovec zastávka–Mosty u Jablunkova (ČD)
Čadca–Skalité Serafínov–Zwardoň (PKP)
|Opened||8 January 1871|
|Owned by||Železnice Slovenskej republiky
|Operator||Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko
Location within Slovakia
Čadca railway station (Slovak: Železničná stanica Čadca) is the main station serving the municipality and district town of Čadca, in the Žilina Region, northern Slovakia. Opened in 1871, the station forms part of the cross border Žilina–Čadca–Svrčinovec zastávka–Mosty u Jablunkova railway, and is also a junction station for two other lines, one of them also cross border.
Čadca railway station is situated on Staničná street, a short distance to the north of, and across the river from, the town centre.
Due to its original architecture, the station building has been nicknamed Chata ("the chalet") by locals. It houses ticketing facilities and a restaurant.
Čadca railway station is the junction of the following Slovakian railway lines:
- 127 Žilina–Čadca–Svrčinovec zastávka–Mosty u Jablunkova (ČD) (part of the Košice–Bohumín Railway)
- 128 Čadca–Makov
- 129 Čadca–Skalité Serafínov–Zwardoň (PKP)
As it is close to the Czech Republic and Poland, the station offers services to several destinations in these countries. For the Czech Republic, there are many trains to Ostrava, Bohumin and Prague, and to Poland, there are trains towards the border crossing at Skalité/Zwardoń.
The station offers interchange with local buses.
|Preceding station||ŽSSK||Following station|
|Regional fast trains||Žilina
|Stopping trains||Čadca mesto
|Preceding station||RegioJet||Following station|
toward Praha hl.n.
|IC RegioJet||Kysucké Nové Mesto
- Catchpole, Paul (1998). Steam and Rail in Slovakia. Kings Norton, Birmingham, England: Locomotives International. ISBN 1-900340-08-9.
Media related to Railway stations in Slovakia at Wikimedia Commons
- Čadca railway station on vlaky.net (Slovak)