Gdańsk Wrzeszcz railway station

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Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
Railway Station
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Gdańsk Wrzeszcz railway station
Location Gdańsk, Pomeranian Voivodeship
Poland
Operated by PKP
Przewozy Regionalne
SKM Tricity
Koleje Mazowieckie (summer only)
Line(s) 202: Gdańsk–Stargard railway
248: Gdańsk Wrzeszcz–Gdańsk Osowa railway
250: Gdańsk Śródmieście–Rumia railway
Platforms 6
Tracks 6
History
Opened 1 July 1870; 146 years ago (1870-07-01)
Electrified yes
Location
Gdańsk Wrzeszcz is located in Poland
Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
Gdańsk Wrzeszcz
Gdańsk Wrzeszcz (Poland)
A view of the modernised station.

Gdańsk Wrzeszcz railway station is a railway station serving the city of Gdańsk, in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. The station opened in 1870 and is located on the Gdańsk–Stargard railway, the parallel Gdańsk Śródmieście–Rumia railway and Gdańsk Wrzeszcz–Gdańsk Osowa railway. The station is located in the Wrzeszcz quarter of the city. The train services are operated by PKP, Przewozy Regionalne and SKM Tricity. Koleje Mazowieckie trains operate here during the summer.

General information[edit]

The station was built and opened in 1870 as part of a new railway line from Szczecin to Gdansk. This was the third established railway line in Gdansk (the line Gdańsk-Tczew and the railway line No. 249 to the Port).

On 2 January 1952 the SKM Trojmiasto suburban railway was opened, parallel to the existing line.[1]

The station features three island platforms, of which one functions as the regional commuter SKM stop and the other for long distance services and the Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna services. The platforms are accessible through two underpasses which connect all six platforms. The ticket offices are open all day long.

The station used to be known as Danzig Langfuhr.

Signal box[edit]

In the early twentieth century (circa 1913) on the railway embankment a control room Gantry was built, the only one of its kind in northern Poland. Architects incorporated into it in the eclectic style of the district. In May 2015, in the face of intention to demolish this unique object by PKP (in all of Poland there are only 5 such signal boxes, all others are located in the Upper Silesia), it was added to the register of monuments.[2]

Station building[edit]

The current station building, opened on 8 March 1969. This station was completely renovated during 2014 and 2015 and officially re-opened in June 2015.

History[edit]

The old red brick station building can still be seen near the bus stops, where it has been converted to residential flats. A very similar station building is still operational at the Gdańsk Oliwa railway station.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services:

  • EuroCity services (EC) Gdynia - Gdansk - Bydgoszcz - Poznan - Rzepin - Frankfurt (Oder) - Berlin
  • EuroCity services (EC) Gdynia - Gdansk - Malbork - Warsaw - Katowice - Bohumin - Ostrava - Prerov - Breclav - Vienna
  • Intercity services Gdynia - Gdansk - Malbork - Warsaw - Krakow - Rzeszow
  • Intercity services Gdynia - Gdansk - Malbork - Warsaw - Katowice - Bielsko-Biala
  • Intercity services Gdynia - Gdansk - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lowicz - Warsaw - Lublin - Rzeszow - Zagorz / Przemysl
  • Intercity services Gdynia - Gdansk - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lodz - Czestochowa - Katowice - Bielsko-Biala
  • Intercity services Gdynia - Gdansk - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lodz - Czestochowa - Krakow - Zakopane
  • Intercity services Gdynia - Gdansk - Bydgoszcz - Poznan - Wroclaw / Zielona Gora
  • Intercity services Szczecin - Stargard - Bialogard - Koszalin - Slupsk - Lebork - Gdynia - Gdansk - Malbork - Elblag - Olsztyn - Elk - Bialystok
  • Regional services (R) Gdynia - Sopot - Gdansk - Tczew - Malbork - Elblag - Ilawa - Olsztyn
  • Regional services (R) Gdynia - Sopot - Gdansk - Tczew - Laskowice - Bydgoszcz
  • Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna services (R) Gdynia - Gdansk Osowa - Gdansk Airport - Gdansk
  • Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna services (R) Kartuzy - Zukowo - Gdansk Airport - Gdansk
  • Szybka Kolej Miejska services (SKM) Wejherowo - Reda - Rumia - Gdynia - Sopot - Gdansk
Preceding station   PKP   Following station
EuroCity
toward Berlin Hbf
EuroCity
toward Wien Hbf
PKP
PKP
PKP
PKP
PKP
Preceding station   Przewozy Regionalne   Following station
PR
PR
Preceding station   SKM Tricity   Following station
SKM Tricity Terminus
toward Kartuzy
SKM Tricity
Terminus
toward Wejherowo
SKM Tricity

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