Toruń Główny railway station

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Toruń Główny
Railway Station
Toruń Główny listopad 2015.jpg
Toruń Główny railway station
Location Kujawska 1, Toruń, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship
Poland
Coordinates 53°0′0″N 18°36′51″E / 53.00000°N 18.61417°E / 53.00000; 18.61417Coordinates: 53°0′0″N 18°36′51″E / 53.00000°N 18.61417°E / 53.00000; 18.61417
Operated by PKP
Przewozy Regionalne
Arriva
Line(s) Poznań–Skandawa railway
Kutno–Piła railway
Platforms 6
History
Opened 1861; 156 years ago (1861)
Rebuilt 2014-2015
Location
Toruń Główny is located in Poland
Toruń Główny
Toruń Główny
Toruń Główny (Poland)
View of the platforms at the station during modernisation.
Steam train TKh49-5564 plinthed at the station.

Toruń Główny railway station (English: Toruń Main Station) is the most important railway station serving the city of Toruń, in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. The station is located on the Poznań–Skandawa railway and Kutno–Piła railway. The train services are operated by PKP, Przewozy Regionalne and Arriva.

Since 14 October 14 2014, Toruń Główny has the highest category A (annual number of passengers over 2 million people).

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1861, but the current building was built in 1874. In the past, Toruń Główny was named Toruń Przedmieście.

Modernisation[edit]

Renovation of the railway station began in April 2014 and lasted until November 2015. The following aspects were modernised and rebuilt:

  • The main station building - renovated the façade of removing old paint and the unveiling of the historic brick (to restore to the original condition), roofing, windows and interior of the building. The entire station building has gained representative character.
  • Platforms - all four platforms of the station were modernized and rebuilt. The platforms are equipped with shelters for travelers and electronic information boards.
  • Tunnel - existing underpass was rebuilt and extended, and also was added the missing part leading to the street behnind the station. In the basement the station will accommodate small shops and services.
  • The station square - the square outside the station created a "park & ride" and also the renovated bus station
  • Post building - this was used from October 2014 as a temporary station. After completion of the entire project, the building will be transformed into a hotel with 60 seats and a conference hall.

This project was developed within the project "Integration of the urban transport system with the purchase of the tram in Torun - BiT - City". The project was almost 80% co-financed by the European Union. The investment cost of more than 43.5 million zł; the value of the grant 25.6 million zł.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services:

  • Intercity services Gdynia - Gdansk - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lowicz - Warsaw - Lublin - Rzeszow - Zagorz/Przemysl
  • Intercity services Gdynia - Gdansk - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lodz - Czestochowa - Katowice - Bielsko-Biala
  • Intercity services Gdynia - Gdansk - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lodz - Czestochowa - Krakow - Zakopane
  • Intercity services Kolobrzeg - Pila - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lowicz - Warsaw
  • Intercity services Szczecin - Pila - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lowicz - Warsaw - Lublin - Rzeszow - Przemysl
  • Intercity services Gorzow Wielkopolskie - Krzyz - Pila - Bydgoszcz - Torun - Kutno - Lowicz - Warsaw
  • Intercity services Wroclaw / Zielona Gora - Poznan - Torun - Ilawa - Olsztyn - Elk - Bialystok
  • Regional services (R) Bydgoszcz - Solec Kujawski - Torun
  • Regional services (R) Bydgoszcz - Solec Kujawski - Torun - Wloclawek - Kutno
  • Regional services (R) Poznan - Gniezno - Mogilno - Inowroclaw - Torun
  • Regional services (R) Torun - Jablonowo Pomorskie - Ilawa - Olsztyn
  • Regional services (AR) Torun - Brodnica
  • Regional services (AR) Torun - Chelmza - Grudziadz
  • Regional services (AR) Torun - Sierpc
Preceding station   PKP   Following station
PKP
PKP
towards Zagórz
PKP
PKP
PKP
PKP
towards Białystok
Preceding station   Przewozy Regionalne   Following station
PR
PR
toward Kutno
PR Terminus
Terminus PR
Preceding station   Arriva   Following station
Terminus Arriva
toward Brodnica
Terminus Arriva
toward Grudziądz
Terminus Arriva
toward Sierpc

Bus services[edit]

Preserved locomotive[edit]

Steam engine TKh49-5564 is plinthed outside the north entrance to the station.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • Zygmunt Kruszelnicki, Z dziejów i ikonografii najstarszego dworca kolejowego w Toruniu [w:] Acta Universitatis Nicolai Copernici. Nauki Humanistyczno-Społeczne. Zabytkoznawstwo i Konserwatorstwo, z. 12 (164), 1987, s. 151-174 [1] (lang=pl)]
  • This article is based upon a translation of the Polish language version as of May 2016.