Jesenice railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Station statistics
Address Cesta Maršala Tita
4270 Jesenice, Gorenjska
Coordinates 46°26′11″N 14°03′17″E / 46.43639°N 14.05472°E / 46.43639; 14.05472Coordinates: 46°26′11″N 14°03′17″E / 46.43639°N 14.05472°E / 46.43639; 14.05472
Other information
Rebuilt 1953-1955
Owned by Slovenske železnice
Operator Slovenske železnice
Jesenice railway station is located in Slovenia
Jesenice railway station
Location within Slovenia

The Jesenice railway station (Slovene: Železniška postaja Jesenice) is a railway station in the town of Jesenice, Slovenia. It is the last station before the Austrian border. Destinations served from the station are:

The station opened in 1870 as a stop on the Tarvisio-Ljubljana Railway. In 1906, it became a junction when two main lines of the New Alpine Railways were completed: the Bohinj Railway to Trieste and the Karawanks tunnel and line to Villach.

The station building was built between 1953 and 1955 to replace a prewar structure destroyed by Allied air raids in early 1945. Architecturally, the new building is unusually distinctive for a train station in the area, being a stark modernist box faced in white marble and featuring hexagonal windows.

In addition to the station facilities, the building contains a bar, shops, and a restaurant. The two boarding platforms are connected by an underground pedestrian tunnel.