Baltiysky railway station

St. Petersburg-Baltiysky (Russian: Балти́йский вокза́л) is a railway station in St. Petersburg, one of the busiest railway stations in Russia by volume of suburban traffic.

St.Petersburg-Baltiysky

St Petersburg-Baltiysky
Station entrance
Location120, Nab. Obvodnogo Kanala, St. Petersburg, Russia
Coordinates59.9071°N 30.2988°E / 59.9071; 30.2988
Platforms5
Tracks7
ConnectionsSaint Petersburg Metro station:
Baltiyskaya
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
Parkingno
Other information
Station code036002
Fare zone0
History
Opened1857
Previous namesPeterhofsky

The station was modelled by architect Alexander Krakau after Gare de l'Est in Paris. Construction started in 1854. The station was opened on 21 July 1857 as the Peterhof railway station.

Overview

The station retains a glass roof over the terminal platforms and is flanked by two-storey wings. The left one used to be reserved for members of the Russian royalty who went to their palaces in Strelna, Peterhof, Oranienbaum. A glass panel on the façade still features the original clock, designed by Pavel Bure, a celebrated watchmaker to the tsar and the ice-hockey players' ancestor.

In 1872, after the railway line was extended to Reval (Tallinn), the Peterhof railway station was renamed to its present form. In 1931–32, the station was reconstructed. A nearby vestibule of the Baltiyskaya Metro Station was opened in 1955. Since 1933, the station has been used to handle suburban communications only.

In 2009, the DT1 multiple unit hybrid train departed for its inaugural trip from this station.[1]

References

  1. "Первая "гибридная" дизель-электричка выходит на линию" [The first 'hybrid' a diesel engine-electric train leaves on a line]. 47 news.ru (in Russian). 28 May 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2009.


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