Minsk railway station
|Belarusian Railway terminal|
View of the station from the street.
|Owned by||Belarusian Railway|
|Platforms||5 (4 island platforms)|
Minsk-Pasažyrski (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.
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.
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, the Amsterdam-Moscow EuroCity, the Sofia-Minsk express, 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.
The Stalinist architecture of two buildings at the Station Square, located in front of the terminal
- Rail transport in Belarus
- Belorusskaja Železnaja Doroga
- Fanipol railway station, part of the suburban network
Notes and references
- Stations of Russia on paravoz.com
- Железнодорожные станции СССР. Справочник. – М.: Транспорт, 1981
- (in German) Timetable plan of Vienna-Moscow train on ÖBB website
- (in German) Timetable plan of "Sofia-Minsk" train on ÖBB website
- "Map of Minsk suburban railways on www.parovoz.com" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 14 July 2012.
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