Tatranská Lomnica railway station

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Tatranská Lomnica
Tatranska Lomnica nadrazi.JPG
The station building in summer
Location 06201 Vysoké Tatry-Tatranská Lomnica
SVK Vysoke Tatry COA.svg Vysoké Tatry
Poprad
 Prešov Region
 Slovakia
Coordinates 49°09′53″N 20°16′46″E / 49.16472°N 20.27944°E / 49.16472; 20.27944Coordinates: 49°09′53″N 20°16′46″E / 49.16472°N 20.27944°E / 49.16472; 20.27944
Elevation 850 m (2,790 ft)
Owned by Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR)
Operated by Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK)
Line(s) Poprad-Tatry–Tatranská Lomnica
(standard gauge)
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)
Connections
  • Local buses
History
Opened 1 September 1895 (1895-09-01)
Electrified 16 December 1911 (1911-12-16) (TEŽ)
Location
Tatranská Lomnica is located in Slovakia
Tatranská Lomnica
Tatranská Lomnica
Location within Slovakia

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.

The station is currently owned by Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR); train services are operated by Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK).

Location[edit]

The station building in winter, 2005.

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.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 September 1895 (1895-09-01), together with the rest of the 8.89 km (5.52 mi) standard gauge Poprad-Tatry–Tatranská Lomnica railway.[1]

On 16 December 1911, Tatranská Lomnica became a break of gauge junction station, with the opening of the 6 km (3.7 mi) long TEŽ branch between Starý Smokovec and Tatranská Lomnica.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The station building is a single storey building with a gable end facing the main platform. It houses information and ticketing facilities, and a restaurant.

Train services[edit]

Tatranská Lomnica railway station is the junction of the following High Tatras railway lines:

Interchange[edit]

The station offers interchange with local buses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Catchpole, page 39
  2. ^ Catchpole, page 41

Books[edit]

  • Catchpole, Paul (1998). Steam and Rail in Slovakia. Kings Norton, Birmingham, England: Locomotives International. pp. 39–41. ISBN 1-900340-08-9. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tatranská Lomnica railway station at Wikimedia Commons