Plovdiv Central railway station

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Plovdiv Central
Централна гара Пловдив
Plovdiv Railway Station TB 1.jpg
Facade of the station building in 2011
Location Blvd. Hristo Botev
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Coordinates 42°8′4″N 24°44′29″E / 42.13444°N 24.74139°E / 42.13444; 24.74139Coordinates: 42°8′4″N 24°44′29″E / 42.13444°N 24.74139°E / 42.13444; 24.74139
Owned by NRIC
Line(s) SofiaSvilengrad Granitsa[1]
Plovdiv – Burgas[1]
Plovdiv – Karlovo[1]
Plovdiv – Panagyurishte[1]
Platforms 7
Tracks 11
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Platform levels 1
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
History
Opened 1870s
Electrified Yes

Plovdiv Central Railway Station (Bulgarian: Централна железопътна гара Пловдив, Tsentralna zhelezopatna gara Plovdiv) is the main railway station serving the city and municipality of Plovdiv, the second most populous city in Bulgaria.

History[edit]

Opened in the 1870s, the station forms part of the LyubimetsBelovo railway, which also links Sofia, capital city of Bulgaria, with Istanbul, the largest city of Turkey.

There are 11 tracks in the station. The nowadays secession building, designed by the Italian architect professor Mariano Pernigoni, was completed in 1908.[2]

Main facade.

Gallery[edit]

The station building, ca. 1916. 
Station platforms today. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Railway map of Bulgaria
  2. ^ Raychevski, G., Plovdiv Encyclopedia, Janet 45, 2009, p.340 (in Bulgarian)

External links[edit]

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