Vyborg railway station

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Vyborg railway station
Выборгский вокзал / Viipurin rautatieasema
Viipurin rautatieasema Sk01 C.jpg
Vyborg railway station in 1980.
General information
Type Railway station
Coordinates 60°42′56.16″N 28°45′5.04″E / 60.7156000°N 28.7514000°E / 60.7156000; 28.7514000Coordinates: 60°42′56.16″N 28°45′5.04″E / 60.7156000°N 28.7514000°E / 60.7156000; 28.7514000

Vyborg railway station (Russian: ста́нция Вы́борг; Finnish: Viipurin rautatieasema) is a railway station located in the town of Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia.

The original station building was built in 1913 but was destroyed in the Continuation War. The current station building was built in Soviet times.

Original building[edit]

Station in 1930s.

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.

Modern building[edit]

Inside modern Vyborg railway station building

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.

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Media related to Train station in Vyborg at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   Finnish Railways   Following station
crosses border to Finland
Kouvola-Saint Petersburg