Jesenice railway station
|Address||Cesta Maršala Tita
4270 Jesenice, Gorenjska
|Owned by||Slovenske železnice|
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:
- Rosenbach (Slovene: Podrožca) and Villach (Slovene: Beljak) on the mainline to the north (both in Austria, via Karavanke tunnel)
- Kranj and Ljubljana on the mainline to the south-east
- Bohinj and Nova Gorica on the Bohinj line to the south-west
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.
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