Minsk Railway station

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Minsk-Passazhirsky
Belarusian Railway terminal
Minsk-Privokzalniaja-ploscad.jpg
View of the station from the street.
Location  Belarus, Minsk
Owned by Belarusian Railway
Platforms 5 (4 island platforms)
Tracks 14
Construction
Parking yes
Other information
Station code 140210[1]
Fare zone 0
History
Opened 1871[2]
Electrified yes
Services
Preceding station   Belarusian Railway   Following station

Minsk-Passazhirsky (Belarusian: Мінск-Пасажырскі, Russian: Минск-Пассажирский) is the main passenger railway station in Minsk, Belarus. It is located in the centre of Minsk. It is sometimes called Minsk Ploshchad Lenina due to the metro station serving the terminal, or simply Minsk.

History[edit]

The station was built in 1873 as Vilenski vakzal, Vilnius station (Belarusian: Віленскі вакзал Russian: Виленский вокзал). The initial wooden building was demolished in 1890 and rebuilt in stone. During World War II Minsk railway station was completely destroyed. It was rebuilt in 1945-1946 and served until 1991. The new building of Minsk-Passazhyrski railway station was built in 1991-2002. Its construction was delayed due to financial difficulties. However now Minsk boasts one of the most modern and up-to-date railway stations in the CIS. There are plans to move all suburban rail traffic from Minsk-Passazhyrski to smaller stations Minsk-Uskhodni (East), Minsk-Paudnyovy (South) and Minsk-Paunochny (North) by 2020.

Traffic[edit]

National rail[edit]

Minsk Passazhirsky is the hub of national passenger transport. It is also served by several international trains to various countries of Europe, mainly to Russian and Ukrainian destination. Some of the international relations are the Vienna-Moscow express,[3] the Amsterdam-Moscow EuroCity, the Sofia-Minsk express,[4] the Minsk-Irkutsk express, the Pribaltika express Riga-Odessa and the Sibirjak express from Berlin to Novosibirsk, Ufa, Astana (in Kazakhstan), Adler and other Russian destinations.

It is the center, with the neighbour Minsk Institut Kultury station, of a suburban rail[5] linking the capital to several cities and town of its suburb in the district and through the region.

Urban transport[edit]

The station is served by Minsk Metro at Ploshchad Lenina station (Lenin Square), part of the Moskovskaya Line. The station is also served by the tramway and by trolleybus.

Photogallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Stations of Russia on paravoz.com
  2. ^ Железнодорожные станции СССР. Справочник. — М.: Транспорт, 1981
  3. ^ (German) Timetable plan of Vienna-Moscow train on ÖBB website
  4. ^ (German) Timetable plan of "Sofia-Minsk" train on ÖBB website
  5. ^ "Map of Minsk suburban railways on www.parovoz.com" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°53′27″N 27°33′04″E / 53.8907°N 27.5511°E / 53.8907; 27.5511