Piła Główna railway station

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Piła Główna
Railway Station
Piła Główna po modernizacji.jpg
Piła Główna railway station
Location ul. Zygmunta Starego 1, Piła, Greater Poland Voivodeship
Poland
Coordinates 53°08′35″N 16°44′39″E / 53.14306°N 16.74417°E / 53.14306; 16.74417Coordinates: 53°08′35″N 16°44′39″E / 53.14306°N 16.74417°E / 53.14306; 16.74417
Operated by PKP
Przewozy Regionalne
Line(s) Kutno–Piła railway
Poznań–Piła railway
Tczew–Kostrzyn railway
Piła–Ustka railway
Piła–Ulikowo railway
Bzowo Goraj–Piła railway (freight)
Platforms 10
Tracks 19
History
Opened 27 July 1851; 165 years ago (1851-07-27)
Rebuilt 2014-2015
Electrified yes
Location
Piła Główna is located in Poland
Piła Główna
Piła Główna
Location within Poland

Piła Główna railway station (Polish for Piła main station) is the main railway station in Piła, in the Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland. The station opened in 1851 and is located on the Kutno–Piła railway, Poznań–Piła railway, Tczew–Kostrzyn railway, Piła–Ustka railway, Piła–Ulikowo railway and Bzowo Goraj–Piła railway. The train services are operated by PKP and Przewozy Regionalne.

History[edit]

The station is one of the largest and most important railway junctions in northern Poland, located in the northwestern city of Piła. The complex is located in southern part of the centre of the city, at 1 Sigismund I the Old Street. Its construction began in 1853, when Pila belonged to the German Empire. The station was part of the newly built Prussian Eastern Railway, which opened in 1851 and reached Pila on 27 July 1851.

The entrance to the station

Construction of the complex was not completed until 1876, and in the subsequent years, many changes were introduced. Meanwhile, the importance of Piła as a junction grew, with construction of several other connections. In January 1871, a line to Złotów was opened, in May 1879, a line from Poznań to Szczecinek via Piła, and in November 1881, a line to Wałcz was completed. Within 30 years, Piła became a nexus of great importance, and in 1913, the station served some 575,000 people.

Currently, the station has ten platforms. All the tracks are electrified, electrification work being completed in 1990. Over the tracks is a 230-metre-long road overpass, built in 1975.

On 19 May 1988, there was a train crash involving a military transport train of the Polish Army at the station in which 10 soldiers died and 28 were injured.[1]

Modernisation[edit]

The station was rebuilt between May 2014 and October 2015. The modernised station was opened on 26 October 2015.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services:

  • Intercity services Kolobrzeg - Pila - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lowicz - Warsaw
  • Intercity services Szczecin - Stargard - Krzyz - Pila - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lowicz - Warsaw - Lublin - Rzeszow - Przemysl
  • Intercity services Gorzow Wielkopolskie - Krzyz - Pila - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lowicz - Warsaw
  • Intercity services Kolobrzeg - Pila - Poznan - Wroclaw - Opole - Czestochowa - Krakow - Rzeszow - Zamosc/Przemysl
  • Intercity services Kolobrzeg - Pila - Poznan - Wroclaw - Opole - Bielsko-Biala
  • Intercity services Slupsk - Koszalin - Pila - Poznan - Wroclaw - Opole - Czestochowa - Krakow - Rzeszow - Przemysl
  • Intercity services Ustka - Slupsk - Koszalin - Pila - Poznan - Wroclaw - Opole - Katowice
  • Intercity services Szczecin - Stargard - Kalisz Pomorski - Pila - Bydgoszcz
  • Regional services (R) Pila - Bydgoszcz
  • Regional services (R) Szczecin - Stargard - Kalisz Pomorski - Pila
  • Regional services (R) Krzyz - Pila - Chojnice
  • Regional services (R) Kolobrzeg - Bialogard - Szczecinek - Pila - Oborniki - Poznan
  • Regional services (R) Koszalin - Bialogard - Szczecinek - Pila - Oborniki - Poznan
Preceding station   PKP   Following station
towards Kołobrzeg
PKP
PKP
PKP
towards Słupsk
PKP
towards Ustka
PKP
towards Katowice
towards Kołobrzeg
PKP
PKP
Preceding station   Przewozy Regionalne   Following station
Terminus PR
PR Terminus
toward Krzyż
PR
toward Chojnice
toward Kołobrzeg
PR
toward Koszalin
PR

Coach station[edit]

Near the station, close to the northern entrance, is a bus station of Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacji Samochodowej.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "An article about the crash in the portal tygodniknowy.pl". Tygodnik Nowy. 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 

External links[edit]