Zagreb Glavni kolodvor

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Glavni kolodvor
Zagreb Glavni kolodvor 1d - front.jpg
Main entrance
General information
LocationTrg kralja Tomislava 12, Zagreb
Croatia
Coordinates45°48′17″N 15°58′44″E / 45.80472°N 15.97889°E / 45.80472; 15.97889Coordinates: 45°48′17″N 15°58′44″E / 45.80472°N 15.97889°E / 45.80472; 15.97889
Line(s)
Platforms7
Tracks9
History
Opened1892
Rebuilt1987
Electrified1970 (25 kV 50 Hz AC to Belgrade and 3 kV DC to Rijeka)
1985 (25 kV 50 Hz AC to Rijeka)

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.

History[edit]

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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Piers Letcher (March 2013). Croatia. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 81.
  2. ^ Mark Smith. "Visiting the city of Zagreb". Seat61.com.
  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.