Zagreb Glavni kolodvor

Coordinates: 45°48′17″N 15°58′44″E / 45.80472°N 15.97889°E / 45.80472; 15.97889
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Glavni kolodvor
Main entrance
General information
LocationTrg kralja Tomislava 12, Zagreb
Coordinates45°48′17″N 15°58′44″E / 45.80472°N 15.97889°E / 45.80472; 15.97889
Electrified1970 (25 kV 50 Hz AC to Belgrade and 3 kV DC to Rijeka)
1985 (25 kV 50 Hz AC to Rijeka)
Preceding station Croatian Railways Following station
Dobova EuroNight Terminus

Zagreb Glavni kolodvor (Croatian for Zagreb main station[1]) is the main railway station in Zagreb, Croatia.[2] Located 1 km (0.62 mi) south of the city's main square,[1] it is the largest station in Croatia and the main hub of the Croatian Railways network.


An 1890 act of the Royal Hungarian Government authorised the building of the main station and maintenance shop in Zagreb.[3] Construction of the 186.5 m (612 ft) long neoclassical style station building began in 1891[4] and was overseen by Hungarian architect Ferenc Pfaff.[1] Sculptural works were undertaken by the Hungarian sculptor Vilim Marschenko.[3] The station opened on 1 July 1892.[3] It is one of the largest public buildings built in 19th century Zagreb.[5]

Reconstruction works were undertaken in 1986–87 (just before the 1987 Summer Universiade) and again in 2006.[6]

Train Disaster[edit]

The station was the site of the deadliest train accident in Yugoslavia at the time, with 153 people dead. The incident occurred when a train going from Belgrade to Dortmund derailed at the entrance of the station.[7][8]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Piers Letcher (March 2013). Croatia. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 81.
  2. ^ Mark Smith. "Visiting the city of Zagreb".
  3. ^ a b c "The main railroad station house at Zagreb". Hrvatska pošta.
  4. ^ "Prvi vlak pristaje na Južnom kolodvoru".
  5. ^ Damjanovic, Dragan. "In the Shadow of Budapest (and Vienna) – Architecture and Urban Development of Zagreb in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries. // Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung / Journal of East Central European Studies. 67 (2018), 4; 522-551". Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung / Journal of East Central European Studies.
  6. ^ "Trg kralja Tomislava". Vjesnik (in Croatian). 1999-08-03. Archived from the original on 2009-03-26.
  7. ^ "Najveća željeznička nesreća u hrvatskoj povijesti - Crna kronika - Hrvatska -". 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2023-12-03.
  8. ^ Times, Malcolm W. Browne Special to The New York (1974-09-01). "Yugoslays Mourn 150 Killed in Zagreb Train Crash". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-12-03.