Vyborg railway station

Vyborg railway station

Vyborg railway station ( _ru. станция Выборг; _fi. Viipurin rautatieasema) is a railway station located in the town of Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast, Russia.

The original station building was built in 1913 but was destroyed in the Continuation War. The current station building was built in Soviet times.

Original building

The original station building in Vyborg was designed by Finnish architects Eliel Saarinen and Herman Geselius. The granite station building was built in 1913 but was destroyed in the Continuation War in 1941.

The original building bore a close resemblance to Eliel Saarinen's other famous work, the Helsinki Central railway station. In the tradition of a pair of male human figures on either side of the main entrance of the Helsinki Central station, the Vyborg station had a statue of a bear on a pedestal on either side of the main entrance.

Modern building

The modern station building, built in Soviet times, represents the typical Stalinist style. The station building has ticket sales, a café, a magazine kiosk, a currency exchange office, and deposit boxes.

From 2009 the station will be served by Helsinki - Saint Petersburg high speed trains operated by Karelian Trains, a joint venture between Russian Railways and VR (Finnish Railways). This will replace the current, much slower service.

ee also

*Riihimäki-Saint Petersburg railroad
*Vyborg–Joensuu railroad

External links

* [http://www.viipuri2000.vbg.ru/hautaniemi/ov_set18_f.htm A picture of the former station building]

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