České Budějovice railway station

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České Budějovice
České Budějovice, nádraží.jpg
The station building from nádražní street
Location Nádražní, České Budějovice
Czech Republic
Coordinates 48°58′28″N 14°29′17″E / 48.974378°N 14.488158°E / 48.974378; 14.488158
Owned by SŽDC
Connections Trolleybuses, buses
Construction
Architect Gustav Kulhavý
History
Opened 1868
Rebuilt 1908
Electrified yes

České Budějovice railway station is a mainline railway station and marshalling yard in České Budějovice in the Czech Republic. It is located at the junction of an international corridor leading from Prague south to Linz in Austria with several domestic lines. The Neo-Renaissance station building, completed in 1908, is located on nádražní street, a short walk east of the old town. Most passenger services are operated by Czech Railways but some are operated by Arriva.[1]

History[edit]

The history of rail transport in České Budějovice began as early as 1828 with the opening of a horse-drawn railway to Linz, but it was not until 1868 when a new line to Plzeň was opened that a station was built for locomotives. At the beginning of the 20th century, as the railways continued to grow, a much larger station was constructed on the same tracks a short distance north of the old one. The station building was designed by Gustav Kulhavý in Neo-Renaissance style and constructed by J. M. Kohler & son. It was opened in 1908, and the first train to call at the station was an express train from Trieste to Prague on 17 December of that year.[2]

Reconstruction[edit]

In 2016, the station was acquired by the company Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SZDC; English: Railway Infrastructure Administration), who plan to renovate the station at a cost of approximately 150 million Czech koruna, with work beginning in 2018.[3]

Services[edit]

The station is served by one express route and three long-distance routes operated by Czech Railways.[4]

Preceding station   České dráhy   Following station
Velešín město
toward Linz
  Ex7   Tábor
toward Prague
Český Krumlov
Terminus
   
Čičenice
toward Plzeň
  R11   Veselí nad Lužnicí
toward Brno
Terminus   R17   Veselí nad Lužnicí
toward Prague via Tábor
Čičenice
toward Prague via Písek
  R26   Terminus
Nové Hodějovice
toward České Velenice
  Stopping trains   České Budějovice severní zastávka
toward Tábor, Prachatice or Protivín
České Budějovice jižní zastávka
toward Černý Kříž or Horní Dvořiště
   
Preceding station   Arriva   Following station
Boršov nad Vltavou
toward Nová Pec
  Arriva Express   Chotýčany
toward Prague

References[edit]

  1. ^ "České Budějovice". Želpage. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Kopáček, Jiří; Vondra, Václav. "Nádraží (železniční)". Encyklopedie Českých Budějovic. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Marek, Lukáš. "Budějovice mají nejhorší nádraží, s novým vlastníkem je šance na opravu". iDnes. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Schema linek dálkových vlaků ČR" (PDF). České dráhy. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 

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