Warszawa Wschodnia railway station

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Warszawa Wschodnia
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Warszawa Wschodnia radek kołakowski.jpg
Location Praga PołudnieWarsawMasovian
Poland
Coordinates 52°15′03″N 21°03′10″E / 52.2508°N 21.0529°E / 52.2508; 21.0529Coordinates: 52°15′03″N 21°03′10″E / 52.2508°N 21.0529°E / 52.2508; 21.0529
Owned by Polskie Koleje Państwowe S.A.
Platforms 7
Tracks 14
History
Opened 1866 (Rebuilt 1933, 1969)
Previous names Terespol Train Station
(Polish: Dworzec Terespolski)
Services
Preceding station   PKP   Following station
toward Berlin Hbf
EuroCity Terminus
toward Köln Hbf
EuroNight Terminus
Preceding station   Koleje Mazowieckie-logo.svg KM   Following station
toward Skierniewice
R1 Terminus
toward Skierniewice
RE1 Terminus
R2
toward Łuków
toward Kutno
R3 Terminus
R6
toward Małkinia
R7
toward Dęblin
R8 Terminus
RE8 Terminus
R9
toward Działdowo
RE9
toward Działdowo
RL
toward Modlin
Preceding station   Skmd.png SKM   Following station
toward Pruszków
S1
toward Otwock
S2
S3
toward Wieliszew
Location
W-wa wschodnia.svg

Warszawa Wschodnia (English: Warsaw East Station) is one of the most important railway stations in Warsaw, Poland. Its more official name is Warszawa Wschodnia Osobowa (literally translated as Warsaw East Passenger). It is located on the eastern side of the Vistula river, on the border of the Praga Północ and Praga Południe district, on the Warsaw Cross-City Line. It serves a large number of trains as all trains passing through the larger Warszawa Centralna and Śródmieście stations also stop or terminate at Wschodnia station.

History[edit]

The station first started operating in 1866 as the terminus of newly built Warsaw–Terespol Railway. By 1933 the station was rebuilt as a through station with the opening of the Cross-City line. The station building was destroyed during World War II, and in postwar decades provisional, temporary buildings were used to serve passengers.

The current station building opened in 1969 and was for a while the most modern large station in Warsaw. In the following years it received little investment and so fell into disrepair. At the beginning of the 21st century it was considered the worst railway station in Poland, according to Gazeta Wyborcza which gave it last place in the ranking of 23 most significant Polish railway stations.[1]

The station building was recently renovated for the Euro 2012 championships.

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • EuroCity services (EC) Berlin - Frankfurt (Oder) - Rzepin - Poznań - Kutno - Warsaw

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Warszawa Wschodnia railway station at Wikimedia Commons