Sestroretsk railway station (1871–1924)
Sestroretsk railway station (Russian: ста́нция Сестроре́цк, stantsiya Sestroretsk) was a railway station in Sestroretsk, Russia handling transportation to northern destinations including Beloostrov and Sestroretsk. The station was built by Finnish State Railways as the railhead feeder of Riihimäki-Saint Petersburg railroad. It was designed by Swedish architects and it opened on 2 November 1871, when the station's first train arrived from Beloostrov. The Sestroretsk spur line was constructed to serve Sestroretsk armory.
The 1900s (decade) Station is long dismantled but its characteristic passage at the northern part repeats its outlines
|Line(s)||Sestroretsk spur line|
Societies of the Sestroretsk railway
The station was owned and operated by Finnish railways from 1871 to 1873. From 1873 to 1886 it was operated by the private "Societies of the Sestroretsk railway". This company built a new railway line, which was called Miller's line, and connected to the station at Miller's pier. The organization was devastated in the mid-1880s and, on 1 January 1886, the station was closed along with the branch.
World War I
In 1914, World War I began. Sestroretsk armory was a leading defensive factory and it was necessary to connect it with the country's railway system. In 1916, the station was restored as a freight terminal.
The line did not exist for long. After the revolution Sestroretsk armory had practically stopped production and, in the 1920s, there was a complication of relations between the USSR and Finland. The bridge was blown up and the line was disassembled.
Later, the part of the line from the bridge straight across the Sestra river was restored and was a part of the Sestroretsk direction. In 1924, a new line was constructed but bypassed this station. The platforms, buildings and structures were taken down to allow the building of new houses in Volodarsky street. The old station was replaced by a new Sestroretsk railway station.
Societies of the Sestroretsk railway,
Miller's line (1873-1886)
|Distances in kilometers|
Miller's line railroad line includes Sestroretsk spur line
|Finnish State Railways, Kouvola-Saint Petersburg|
Sestroretsk spur line (1871 - 1873)
Since 1873 line is completely included in Miller's line
|Russian Empire Railways, Saint Petersburg - Beloostrov|
Zavodskaya line (1916 - 1920s)
- Chepurin, Sergey; Arkady Nikolayenko (May 2007). "Sestroretsk and Primorskaya railways(Сестрорецкая и Приморская железные дороги)" (in Russian). terijoki.spb.ru. Retrieved 2009-02-21.