Bucharest North railway station

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București Gara de Nord
Căile Ferate Române
Bucuresti, Romania, Gara de Nord (Fantana); B-II-m-B-18803 (4).JPG
Station statistics
Address Piața Gării de Nord, Bucharest, Romania
Coordinates 44°26′46.92″N 26°4′27.15″E / 44.4463667°N 26.0742083°E / 44.4463667; 26.0742083Coordinates: 44°26′46.92″N 26°4′27.15″E / 44.4463667°N 26.0742083°E / 44.4463667; 26.0742083
Line(s) Bucharest-Constanța
Bucharest-Craiova
Bucharest-Ploiești
Bucharest-Pitești
Bucharest-Ruse
M1 Line (Bucharest Metro)
M4 Line (Bucharest Metro)
Structure type terminal station
Platforms 8
Tracks 14
Parking yes
Other information
Opened 1872
Electrified yes
Owned by CFR
Services
Preceding station   CFR   Following station
toward Arad
CFR Intercity 200 Terminus
toward Oradea
CFR Intercity 300
CFR Intercity 400
toward Suceava
CFR Intercity 500
toward Iași
CFR Intercity 600
toward Galați
CFR Intercity 700
CFR Intercity 900
Preceding station   Bucharest Metro   Following station
toward Dristor
Line M1
Transfer at: Gara de Nord
toward Republica
Line M4
Transfer at: Gara de Nord
Terminus

Bucharest North railway station (Romanian: București Gara de Nord) is the main railway station in Bucharest and the largest railway station in Romania. The vast majority of mainline trains to and from Bucharest originate from Gara de Nord.

History[edit]

It was initially named Gara Târgoviștei, after the road nearby, Calea Târgoviștei ("Târgoviște Road", nowadays Calea Griviței).

The first railways between Roman - Galați - Bucharest - Pitești were built in 1872.

The station and its surroundings were heavily bombed by the Allies in April 1944 during a campaign aimed at the Axis supply lines, since the station played an important part in the Romanian railway network and was the main departure point for troops headed to the Eastern Front.

Panoramic view of the station building

Current status[edit]

There are currently 14 tracks and 8 platforms.

As of 2009, Gara de Nord served about 200 trains, including domestic trains operated by Căile Ferate Române, Regiotrans and Trans Feroviar calatori as well international trains to Hungary - Budapest, Bulgaria - Sofia, Varna and Burgas, Republic of Moldova - Chișinău, Ukraine - Kiev, Chernivtsi, Austria - Vienna, Turkey - Istanbul, Russia - Moscow and Saratov, Belarus - Minsk and Dnepropetrovsk.


The station is served by several bus lines as well as the Gara de Nord metro station. Also, the station is connected by CFR train to Henri Coandă International Airport.

Distances from other railway stations[edit]

Romania[edit]

Europe[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Gara de Nord at Wikimedia Commons