Štrbské Pleso railway station

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Štrbské Pleso
Štrbské Pleso trajno che stacidomo.jpg
A TEŽ class 425.95 EMU at the station
Station statistics
Address Štrbské Pleso 2/19
06201 Vysoké Tatry-Štrbské Pleso
ERB OBCE ŠTRBA.jpg Štrba
Poprad
 Prešov Region
 Slovakia
Coordinates 49°07′06″N 20°03′47″E / 49.11833°N 20.06306°E / 49.11833; 20.06306Coordinates: 49°07′06″N 20°03′47″E / 49.11833°N 20.06306°E / 49.11833; 20.06306
Elevation 1,350 m (4,430 ft)
Line(s) Poprad-Tatry–Štrbské Pleso
Štrbské Pleso–Štrba
Connections
  • Local buses
Distance 12.8 km (8.0 mi) from Poprad-Tatry
Other information
Opened 1970 (1970)
Owned by Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR)
Operator Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK)
Location
Štrbské Pleso railway station is located in Slovakia
Štrbské Pleso railway station
Location within Slovakia

Štrbské Pleso railway station (Slovak: Železničná stanica Štrbské Pleso) is a junction station in the High Tatras. It serves the settlement of Štrbské Pleso, which is part of the village of Štrba, in the Prešov Region, northeastern Slovakia.

Opened in 1970, the station is the northwestern terminus of the main line operated by the metre gauge Tatra Electric Railway (TEŽ), and the mountain terminus of the Štrbské Pleso – Štrba rack railway, another metre gauge line. The station is also the highest point of both lines, and of the TEŽ as a whole, at 1,350 metres (4,430 ft) above sea level.

The station is currently owned by Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR); train services are operated by Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK).

Location[edit]

TEŽ class 420.95s (since withdrawn) at the station, 1993.

Štrbské Pleso railway station is right in the centre of the Štrbské Pleso village, across the road from the Hotel Toliar.

The Štrbské Pleso village is a ski, tourist, and health resort. It is adjacent to the town of Vysoké Tatry, a conglomerate of separate and different settlements (originally separate villages), the only common feature of which is that they are the main tourist resorts in the Slovak High Tatras.

These resorts are connected with Štrbské Pleso by a common railway network, the TEŽ.

History[edit]

The current station was opened in 1970, for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1970. It replaced an earlier station down by the lake, which had been opened on 13 August 1912 (1912-08-13).

Facilities[edit]

The station building houses information and ticketing facilities, and a restaurant.

Train services[edit]

Štrbské Pleso railway station is the junction of the following High Tatras railway lines:


Interchange[edit]

The station offers interchange with local buses.

Services[edit]

Preceding station   ŽSSK   Following station
Terminus   Stopping trains
Tatra Electric Railway
  Popradské Pleso
toward Poprad-Tatry
Tatranský Lieskovec
toward Štrba
  Stopping trains
Štrbské Pleso – Štrba rack railway
  Terminus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Catchpole, Paul (1998). Steam and Rail in Slovakia. Kings Norton, Birmingham, England: Locomotives International. ISBN 1-900340-08-9. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Štrbské Pleso railway station at Wikimedia Commons