Štrbské Pleso railway station
|Location||Štrbské Pleso 2/19
06201 Vysoké Tatry-Štrbské Pleso
|Elevation||1,350 m (4,430 ft)|
|Owned by||Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR)|
|Operated by||Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK)|
|Distance||12.8 km (8.0 mi) from Poprad-Tatry|
Štrbské Pleso railway station (Slovak: Železničná stanica Štrbské Pleso) is a junction station in the High Tatras. It serves the settlement of Štrbské Pleso, which is part of the village of Štrba, in the Prešov Region, northeastern Slovakia.
Opened in 1970, the station is the northwestern terminus of the main line operated by the metre gauge Tatra Electric Railway (TEŽ), and the mountain terminus of the Štrbské Pleso – Štrba rack railway, another metre gauge line. The station is also the highest point of both lines, and of the TEŽ as a whole, at 1,350 metres (4,430 ft) above sea level.
Štrbské Pleso railway station is right in the centre of the Štrbské Pleso village, across the road from the Hotel Toliar.
The Štrbské Pleso village is a ski, tourist, and health resort. It is adjacent to the town of Vysoké Tatry, a conglomerate of separate and different settlements (originally separate villages), the only common feature of which is that they are the main tourist resorts in the Slovak High Tatras.
These resorts are connected with Štrbské Pleso by a common railway network, the TEŽ.
The current station was opened in 1970, for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1970. It replaced an earlier station down by the lake, which had been opened on 13 August 1912 .
The station building houses information and ticketing facilities, and a restaurant.
Štrbské Pleso railway station is the junction of the following High Tatras railway lines:
The station offers interchange with local buses.
|Preceding station||ŽSSK||Following station|
Tatra Electric Railway
Štrbské Pleso – Štrba rack railway
- Catchpole, Paul (1998). Steam and Rail in Slovakia. Kings Norton, Birmingham, England: Locomotives International. ISBN 1-900340-08-9.
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