Vyborg railway station

Vyborg (Russian: Вы́борг; Finnish: Viipurin rautatieasema) is a railway station, located in the town of Vyborg in Leningrad Oblast, Russia.

Vyborg
October Railway terminal
LocationVyborg, Russia
Coordinates60°42′56.16″N 28°45′5.04″E
Owned byRussian Railways
Line(s)St.Petersburg — Helsinki
Platforms6 (5 island platforms)
Tracks13
Construction
Parkingyes
Other information
Station code2004682
History
Opened1913, 1953[1]
Services
Preceding station   October Railway   Following station

The first wooden station building was built in 1870. The second station building was built in 1913 but was destroyed in the Continuation War. The current station building was built in the Soviet Union.[2]

Original building

The original station building in Vyborg was designed by Finnish architects Eliel Saarinen and Herman Gesellius. The granite station building was built in 1913 by Finnish State Railways, now known as VR Group, but was destroyed as retreating Soviet troops blew it up 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 each side of the main entrance of the Helsinki Central station, the Vyborg station had a statue of a bear standing on a pedestal on each side of the main entrance.

Virtual model of old Viipuri railway station as it was in Finland 1939 was rendered 2007- 2009. It is possible to see in Virtual Viipuri-project.

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 onward, the station has been served by Helsinki - Saint Petersburg high speed trains operated by Karelian Trains, a joint venture between Russian Railways and VR (Finnish Railways).

See also

References

  1. Железнодорожные станции СССР. Справочник. — М.: Транспорт, 1981
  2. "History and information about the station". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-11-30.

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