Tatranská Lomnica railway station
The station building in summer
|Location||06201 Vysoké Tatry-Tatranská Lomnica
|Elevation||850 m (2,790 ft)|
|Owned by||Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR)|
|Operated by||Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK)|
Starý Smokovec–Tatranská Lomnica
(Tatra Electric Railway (TEŽ))
|Distance||8.89 km (5.52 mi)
from Poprad-Tatry (standard gauge)
5.95 km (3.70 mi)
from Starý Smokovec (TEŽ)
|Opened||1 September 1895|
|Electrified||16 December 1911(TEŽ)|
Tatranská Lomnica railway station (Slovak: Železničná stanica Tatranská Lomnica) is a break-of-gauge junction station in the High Tatras. It serves the settlement of Tatranská Lomnica, in the Prešov Region, northeastern Slovakia.
Opened in 1895, the station is the eastern terminus of the Starý Smokovec—Tatranská Lomnica branch line operated by the metre gauge Tatra Electric Railway (TEŽ). It also forms the junction between that line and the standard gauge Poprad-Tatry–Tatranská Lomnica branch, which is a spur line from the Poprad-Tatry–Plaveč railway, another standard gauge branch line.
Tatranská Lomnica railway station is right in the heart of Tatranská Lomnica, which forms part of the town of Vysoké Tatry, a conglomerate of separate and different settlements (originally separate villages).
The only common feature of the Vysoké Tatry settlements is that they are the main tourist resorts in the Slovak High Tatras, connected through a common railway network, the TEŽ.
After the country's capital, Vysoké Tatry is Slovakia's major tourist destination.
Tatranská Lomnica railway station is the junction of the following High Tatras railway lines:
- 184 Starý Smokovec–Tatranská Lomnica (TEŽ metre gauge)
- 185 Poprad-Tatry–Plaveč; Studený Potok–Tatranská Lomnica (standard gauge)
The station offers interchange with local buses.
- Catchpole, page 39
- Catchpole, page 41
- Catchpole, Paul (1998). Steam and Rail in Slovakia. Kings Norton, Birmingham, England: Locomotives International. pp. 39–41. ISBN 1-900340-08-9.
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