Iași railway station

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Iași Grand Railway Station
Gara Mare Iași
Căile Ferate Române
The train station.Iasi-Romania.JPG
The main entrance
Location Piața Gării, Iaşi, Romania
Coordinates 47°09′56″N 27°34′11″E / 47.16556°N 27.56972°E / 47.16556; 27.56972Coordinates: 47°09′56″N 27°34′11″E / 47.16556°N 27.56972°E / 47.16556; 27.56972
Owned by CFR
Line(s) Iași-Tecuci
Iași-Paşcani
Iași-Chişinău
Iași-Dorohoi
Iași-Hârlău
Platforms 5 (1 side platform, 4 island platforms)
Tracks 9 (covered)
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Platform levels 1
Parking Yes
History
Opened June 1 [O.S. May 20] 1870
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   CFR   Following station
Terminus CFR Intercity 600

Iași railway station is the main railway station in Iaşi, and one of the oldest in Romania. It is part of the Pan-European Corridor IX.

History[edit]

Iaşi railway station, circa 1900

Opened in 1870, the Grand Railway Station first connected Iași to Czernowitz in Bukovina, Austria-Hungary and, after two years, to Bucharest.

The original building designed by Julian Zachariewicz[1] and inspired by the Venetian Doge's Palace, is 133.8 metres (439 ft) long, has 113 rooms and is listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments.[2]

In 1928-1930, two additional wings were symmetrically added to each side of the building. In 1980, a new separate building was constructed on the north side of the complex station and named Iași Nord.

The main buildings of the station have recently been restored with modern additions.[3]-

Current operations[edit]

Inside the station

Passenger services[edit]

As of 2013, Iași railway station serves about 110 trains in a typical day, including domestic trains to and from a majority of Romanian cities. Additionally, international trains run to Chişinău and Ungheni, in the Republic of Moldova.

The main lines in Iaşi are FăureiTecuciIaşi and IaşiPaşcani.

Local transit[edit]

The station is served by several tram and bus lines operated by RATP and Unistil, the local transit operators.

Distance from other railway stations[edit]

Romania[edit]

  • Arad (via Oradea): 732 km (455 mi)
  • Bacău: 158 km (98 mi)
  • Baia Mare: 533 km (331 mi)
  • Braşov (via Buzău): 453 km (281 mi)
  • București Nord: 406 km (252 mi)
  • Constanţa: 430 km (270 mi)
  • Craiova: 631 km (392 mi)
  • Galaţi: 255 km (158 mi)
  • Oradea: 610 km (380 mi)
  • Suceava: 136 km (85 mi)
  • Timișoara Nord (via Oradea): 788 km (490 mi)
  • Timișoara Nord (via Deva): 847 km (526 mi)

Europe[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markian Prokopovych. Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space, and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914. Purdue University Press. 2009. p. 131
  2. ^ The Romanian Register of Historical Monuments
  3. ^ Rail Stations in Romania

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