Ligovo railway station

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Ligovo
Commuter service passenger station
Ligovo railway station - name.JPG
3 platforms of Ligovo and urban development of 1960s
Location 54, Narodnogo Opolchenya street
Coordinates 59°49′24″N 30°10′44″E / 59.82333°N 30.17889°E / 59.82333; 30.17889Coordinates: 59°49′24″N 30°10′44″E / 59.82333°N 30.17889°E / 59.82333; 30.17889
Line(s) Saint Petersburg Baltiisky - Kalische
Platforms 4
Tracks 5
Connections Saint Petersburg Baltiisky - Krasnoflotsk Saint Petersburg Baltiisky - Baltiisky rail terminal (Gatchina)
Other information
Station code 034505
Fare zone 2
History
Opened 1857[1]

Ligovo railway station (Russian: Ста́нция Ли́гово; Finnish: Liiha) is a railway station located in St. Petersburg, Russia.

History[edit]

In 1950s Ligovo has fallen into decay, last fact was process of dissociation of land plots as a result of reforms of 1861. At this time through Ligovo there has passed Baltic railway which has connected the Baltiysky Rail Terminal in St. Petersburg with Petergof.[2] The first trains have gone on the way to 1857.

The architecture of a building of station corresponded to the junction status on a line conducting to imperial residences. The first wooden building of station with a high tower has existed prior to the beginning of 20th century. It was replaced by a brick structure: on the second platform the canopy for the passengers, corresponding to a direction to Gatchina has been arranged. Structures have existed till the end of 1941.

In 1941-1945 of the USSR and Germany participated in Second World War. Ligovo has entered into territory on which took place fights for Leningrad (Siege of Leningrad operation). Since December 1941 till January 1944 on settlement territory there passed a front line. All buildings and constructions have been destroyed, at deviation the German armies have put out of commission bridges and railways tracks; besides, the set of objects has been mined. From station Dachnoye to station Ligovo sappers have taken and have neutralised minefields in density of 1500 pieces on road kilometre.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Железнодорожные станции СССР [Railway stations of the USSR] (in Russian). Book of reference. Moscow: Transportation. 1981. 
  2. ^ N. A., Perevezentseva (2004). По Балтийской железной дороге от Петербурга до Гатчины [On the Baltic railway from Petersburg to Gatchina] (in Russian). Russian: Перевезенцева Н. А.. Ostrov Russian: Остров. ISBN 5-94500-007-8. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  3. ^ Konarev, N. S. Russian: Н. С. Конарев. Железнодорожники в Великой Отечественной войне 1941–1945 [Railwaymen in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945] (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-06-30.