Vyborg railway station

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Vyborg
October Railway terminal
Железнодорожная станция Выборг.jpg
Location  Russia, Vyborg
Coordinates Coordinates: 60°42′56.16″N 28°45′5.04″E / 60.7156000°N 28.7514000°E / 60.7156000; 28.7514000
Owned by Russian Railways
Line(s) St.Petersburg — Helsinki
Platforms 6 (5 island platforms)
Tracks 13
Construction
Parking yes
Other information
Station code 2004682
History
Opened 1913, 1953[1]
Services
Preceding station   October Railway   Following station

Vyborg (Russian: Вы́борг; Finnish: Viipurin) is a railway station, located in the town of Vyborg in Leningrad Oblast, Russia.

The original station building was built in 1913 but was destroyed in Continuation War. The current station building was built in Soviet Union.[2]

Original building[edit]

The original station building in Vyborg was designed by Finnish architects Eliel Saarinen and Herman Gesellius. The granite station building was built in 1913 by Finnish State Railways, now known as VR Group, but was destroyed as retreating Soviet troops exploded it in Continuation War in 1941.

The original building bore a close resemblance to Eliel Saarinen's other famous work, the Helsinki Central railway station. In the tradition of a pair of male human figures on each side of the main entrance of the Helsinki Central station, the Vyborg station had a statue of a bear standing on a pedestal on each side of the main entrance.

Modern building[edit]

The modern station building, built in Soviet times, represents the typical Stalinist style. The station building has ticket sales, a café, a magazine kiosk, a currency exchange office, and deposit boxes.

From 2009 onward, the station has been served by Helsinki - Saint Petersburg high speed trains operated by Karelian Trains, a joint venture between Russian Railways and VR (Finnish Railways).

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Железнодорожные станции СССР. Справочник. — М.: Транспорт, 1981
  2. ^ History and information about the station

External links[edit]

Media related to Vyborg modern railway station at Wikimedia Commons