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
LocationPiața Gării, Iași, Romania
Coordinates47°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 byCFR
Line(s)Iași-Tecuci
Iași-Pașcani
Iași-Chișinău
Iași-Dorohoi
Iași-Hârlău
Platforms5 (1 side platform, 4 island platforms)
Tracks9 (covered)
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Platform levels1
ParkingYes
History
OpenedJune 1 [O.S. May 20] 1870
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   CFR   Following station
TerminusCFR Intercity 600

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

History[edit]

Iași railway station, circa 1900

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

The original building designed by Julian Oktawian Zachariewicz-Lwigród[1] and inspired by the Doge's Palace of the Republic of Venice, 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 Chișinău and Ungheni, in the Republic of Moldova.

The main lines in Iași are FăureiTecuci – Iași and Iași – Pașcani.

Local transit[edit]

The station is served by several tram and bus lines operated by CTP Iaşi, the local transit operator. Bus route 50 provides direct service to the Iași International Airport, at specific times of day, correlated with flight arrivals and departures.[4]

Distance from other railway stations[edit]

Romania[edit]

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 Archived 2012-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Rail Stations in Romania Archived 2011-06-11 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Traseul autobuzului 50 a fost prelungit până la Gara Iași (in Romanian)

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