Kharkiv railway station

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Kharkiv-Pasazhirskyi
Southern Railway terminal
Вокзал осенью.jpeg
General information
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
Platforms7
Tracks21
Construction
Structure typeStandard (On Ground Station)
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeKHP
Fare zoneSouthern Ukrainian Railways
History
Opened1856
Rebuilt1989
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesSouthern Soviet Railways
Passengers
Daily260,000 (Estimated Yearly) Increase 3%
Location
Kharkiv is located in Kharkiv Oblast
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Kharkiv
Location within Kharkiv Oblast
Kharkiv is located in Ukraine
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Kharkiv
Kharkiv (Ukraine)
Kharkiv is located in Europe
Kharkiv
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Kharkiv (Europe)

Kharkiv Railway Station (Ukrainian: Харків-Пасажирський) is a railway station in Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine.

History[edit]

The first station in Kharkiv was built in 1869 by 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 architect I. Zagoskin, (and completed by architect J. Caune), became one of the largest in the Russian Empire.

The current (third) station is built in the "Stalin Empire style" with elements of classicism. It was opened on 2 November 1952 to replace the previous station, which was destroyed during World War II. 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 80,000 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 is 4.25 m. In 1950, canopies were constructed over the platforms. Between 1978 and 1982, the building was expanded to the South (to the left of Station Square) in a contemporary style by the project of the Institute Khargiprotrans (architects Y. Murygin, L. V. Gurova, L. P. Yushkin, S. A. kukhtin, and A. N. Zhirnov). A 54-room, 16-storey hotel, "the Express" was built at the station. The station was "cosmetically" restored in 2003 for the 350th anniversary of Kharkiv. The total area of station is 32,600 m2, platforms and tunnels – 33,100 m2.

During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces destroyed parts of the station.[1]

Trains[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kharkiv catalogues war's toll on its architectural gems". TheGuardian.com. 5 May 2022.

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