- Minsk Passazhirsky railway station
Belorusskaja Železnaja Doroga
View of the station building
Station statistics Address Minsk
Privokzalnaja Ploshad, 3
Coordinates Coordinates: Lines Minsk-Smolensk-Moscow
Moskovskaya (Minsk Metro)
Structure at-grade Platforms 5 Tracks 14 Parking yes Other information Opened 1873 Electrified yes Owned by BŽD
Minsk Passazhirsky (Minsk Passenger Station, Belarusian: Мінск-Пасажырскі - Russian: Минск-Пассажирский) is the main passenger rail terminal in Belarus. It is located in the centre of Minsk. It is sometimes called Minsk Ploshchad Lenina due to the metro station serving the terminal, or simply Minsk.
The station was built in 1873 as Vilenski vakzal, Vilnius station (Belarusian: Віленскі вакзал Russian: Виленский вокзал). The initial wooden building was demolished in 1890 and rebuilt in stone. During World War II Minsk railway station was completely destroyed. It was rebuilt in 1945-1946 and served until 1991. The new building of Minsk-Passazhyrski railway station was built in 1991-2002. Its construction was delayed due to financial difficulties. However now Minsk boasts one of the most modern and up-to-date railway stations in the CIS. There are plans to move all suburban rail traffic from Minsk-Passazhyrski to smaller stations Minsk-Uskhodni (East), Minsk-Paudnyovy (South) and Minsk-Paunochny (North) by 2020.
Minsk Passazhirsky is the hub of national passenger transport. It is also served by several international trains to various countries of Europe, mainly to Russian and Ukrainian destination. Some of the international relations are the Vienna-Moscow express, the Amsterdam-Moscow EuroCity, the Sofia-Minsk express, the Minsk-Irkutsk express, the Pribaltika express Riga-Odessa and the Sibirjak express from Berlin to Novosibirsk, Ufa, Astana (in Kazakhstan), Adler and other Russian destination.
- Rail transport in Belarus
- Railway stations in Belarus
- Belorusskaja Železnaja Doroga
- Minsk Institut Kultury railway station
- Fanipol railway station, part of the suburban network
Notes and References
- ^ Минск автомобильный (Minsk Avtomobilynyj). Minsk, 2008. ISBN 978-985-513-391-9
- ^ Some of them used for freight wagons and as depot
- ^ (German) Timetable plan of Vienna-Moscow train on ÖBB website
- ^ (German) Timetable plan of "Sofia-Minsk" train on ÖBB website
- ^ (Russian) Map of Minsk suburban railways on www.parovoz.com
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