Warszawa Zachodnia station

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Warszawa Zachodnia
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Warszawa Zachodnia - nowy dworzec (2), 2015-10-21.jpg
Location Ochota/WolaWarsawMasovian
Poland
Coordinates 52°13′13″N 20°57′55″E / 52.22028°N 20.96528°E / 52.22028; 20.96528Coordinates: 52°13′13″N 20°57′55″E / 52.22028°N 20.96528°E / 52.22028; 20.96528
Owned by Polskie Koleje Państwowe S.A.
Platforms 8
Tracks 16
History
Opened 1936
Previous names Warschau West
Services
Preceding station   PKP   Following station
toward Berlin Hbf
EuroCity
toward Köln Hbf
EuroNight
Preceding station   Koleje Mazowieckie-logo.svg KM   Following station
toward Skierniewice
R1
toward Skierniewice
RE1
Terminus R2
toward Łuków
toward Kutno
R3
Terminus R6
toward Małkinia
R7
toward Dęblin
R8
RE8
Terminus R9
RE9
R90
RE90
RL
toward Modlin
Preceding station   Skmd.png SKM   Following station
toward Pruszków
S1
toward Otwock
S2
S3
toward Wieliszew
Terminus S9
toward Wieliszew
Preceding station   Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa   Following station
WKD.svg
Location
W-wa zachodnia.svg

Warszawa Zachodnia station (English Warsaw West) is a railway and long-distance bus station in Warsaw, Poland on the border of Ochota and Wola districts. The railway station is the westernmost terminus of the Warsaw Cross-City Line. It serves trains from PKP Intercity, Przewozy Regionalne, Koleje Mazowieckie, Szybka Kolej Miejska and Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa as well as international trains passing through Warsaw. Despite being one of the main railway stations in Warsaw, since its construction in 1936 there has been limited development of the station.

History[edit]

Platforms of the Warsaw West

The station was built as part of the development of the Warsaw Railway Junction that was begun in 1919. Warszawa Zachodnia was opened in 1936 as the most westerly station on the Warsaw Cross-City Line. However, later efforts went into developing the stations in the centre of Warsaw. It was not until the 1970s that an underpass was built to connect the platforms and a station building was built on the northern side. In 1975, a platform for Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa trains was added. In 1980, the south side of the station was developed, with a road underpass being built to connect Wola and Ochota and the long-distance bus station added. The Warszawa Wola railway station, built in the 1980s just 250 m (820 ft) away from Warszawa Zachodnia, on 20 May 2012 was incorporated to Warszawa Zachodnia station as Platform 8, and continues handling trains to Nasielsk, Ciechanów and Działdowo.

Train services[edit]

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

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


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