Gdańsk Nowe Szkoty railway station

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Gdańsk Nowe Szkoty
SKM Gdańsk Nowe Szkoty 2006 07 29 152448 ubt.jpeg
Location Gdańsk
Poland
Operated by SKM (Tricity)
Line(s) No passenger service
Platforms 1
History
Opened 1867
Closed 2005
Previous names Danzig Neuschottland (until 1945)
Location
Schemat gdańsk nowe szkoty.png

Gdańsk Nowe Szkoty is a former SKM stop in Gdańsk, Poland. It is no longer used since June 2005, after canceling passenger service on Gdańsk - Nowy Port line.

This line is now used only for freight transport. However, the halt was re-opened for a short time in November 2006 due to the renovation of the preceding SKM stop.

General information[edit]

The stop is connected with Gdańsk Politechnika stop. The platforms were almost parallel and it took few seconds to move from one to another. Right now the platform and former ticket office is devastated and its condition is getting worse every day.

The line[edit]

The line connecting Gdańsk Główny (Danzig Hbf.) with Gdańsk Nowy Port (Danzig Neufahrwasser) was opened in October 1867. It had been electrified in 1951, but the voltage was changed (from 800 V) into standard 3kV in 1973. The line served mostly as the transport route for shipyard workers who commuted to the Gdańsk Shipyard. On December 15, 2002 the line was shortened to reach only Gdańsk Brzeźno. On June 25, 2005 the line was completely closed for passenger service.

References[edit]

  1. (in Polish)Gdańsk Nowe Szkoty at Polish Railway Database, URL accessed at April 28, 2007
  2. (in Polish) Revolution in Gdańsk? (Rewolucja w Gdańsku?) at www.rynek-kolejowy.pl, URL accessed at April 28, 2007

Coordinates: 54°22′25″N 18°37′49″E / 54.3736°N 18.6304°E / 54.3736; 18.6304