Vyborg railway station
|Vyborg railway station|
|Выборгский вокзал / Viipurin rautatieasema|
Vyborg railway station in 1980.
The original station building in Vyborg was designed by Finnish architects Eliel Saarinen and Herman Gesellius. The granite station building was built in 1913 by Finnish State Railways now known as VR Group but was destroyed as retreating Soviet troops exploded it in the Continuation War in 1941.
The original building bore a close resemblance to Eliel Saarinen's other famous work, the Helsinki Central railway station. In the tradition of a pair of male human figures on either side of the main entrance of the Helsinki Central station, the Vyborg station had two statues of bears on a pedestal on either side of the main entrance.
The modern station building, built in Soviet times, represents the typical Stalinist style. The station building has ticket sales, a café, a magazine kiosk, a currency exchange office, and deposit boxes.
From 2009 the station is served by Helsinki - Saint Petersburg high speed trains operated by Karelian Trains, a joint venture between Russian Railways and VR (Finnish Railways). This will replace the current, much slower service.
Media related to Train station in Vyborg at Wikimedia Commons
|Preceding station||Finnish Railways||Following station|
crosses border to Finland