Kharkiv railway station

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Southern Railway terminal
LocationKharkiv, Ukraine
Coordinates49°59′23″N 36°12′13″E / 49.98972°N 36.20361°E / 49.98972; 36.20361Coordinates: 49°59′23″N 36°12′13″E / 49.98972°N 36.20361°E / 49.98972; 36.20361
Owned byUkrainian Railways
Structure typeStandard (On Ground Station)
Other information
Station codeKHP
Fare zoneSouthern Ukrainian Railways
Previous namesSouthern Soviet Railways
Passengers (Daily)260,000 (Estimated Yearly) Increase 3%

Kharkiv Railway Station (Ukrainian: Харків-Пасажирський) is a railway station in Kharkiv – one of the biggest cities of Ukraine.


The first station on the territory of Kharkiv was built in 1869 by the famous Russian architect Andrey Ton. However, with the development of Railways (especially after the opening of the road to Balashov in 1895) in 1896–1901, the station was expanded and modernized by the architect I. Zagoskin, completed by architect J. Caune), became one of the largest in the Russian Empire.

The current, third, the station building in the style of "Stalin Empire style" with elements of classicism opened on 2 November 1952 to replace those destroyed during the war. Architects – G. I. Voloshin, B. S. Mezentsev, E. A. Lymar; engineer S. Owls. Building trust "Ugtransstroy" under the direction of M. L. Bondarenko. The volume of the station is 80 thousand m3, height of the hall is 26 m, the height of the towers is 42 m, the diameter of the clock in the South tower – 4.25 m. In 1950 were constructed canopies over the platforms. Between 1978 and 1982, the building was expanded to the South (to the left of the Station square) in a contemporary style by the project of the Institute Khargiprotrans (architects Yu Murygin, L. V. Gurova, L. P. Yushkin, S. A. kukhtin, A. N. Zhirnov). Also the station was built 16-storey hotel "Express" 54 rooms. The station was "cosmetically" restored in 2003 for the 350th anniversary of Kharkiv. The total area of station – 32 600 m2, platforms and tunnels – 33 100 m2.


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