Warszawa Wschodnia railway station

Warszawa Wschodnia (Warsaw East) is one of the most important railway stations in Warsaw, Poland. Its more official name is Warszawa Wschodnia Osobowa (literally translated as Warsaw East Passenger). It is located on the eastern side of the Vistula river, on the border of the Praga-Północ and Praga-Południe district, on the Warsaw Cross-City Line. It serves many trains as all trains passing through the larger Warszawa Centralna and Śródmieście stations also stop or terminate at Wschodnia station.

Warszawa Wschodnia
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LocationPraga Południe, Warsaw, Masovian
Poland
Coordinates52°15′03″N 21°03′10″E
Owned byPolskie Koleje Państwowe S.A.
Platforms7
Tracks14
History
Opened1866 (Rebuilt 1933, 1969)
Previous namesTerespol Train Station
(Polish: Dworzec Terespolski)
Services
Preceding station   PKP   Following station
toward Berlin Hbf
EuroCityTerminus
toward Paris Est
EuroNight
Terespol
toward Köln Hbf
EuroNightTerminus
Preceding station   KM   Following station
toward Skierniewice
R1Terminus
toward Skierniewice
RE1Terminus
R2
toward Łuków
toward Kutno
R3Terminus
R6
toward Małkinia
R7
toward Dęblin
toward Góra Kalwaria or Skarżysko-Kamienna
R8Terminus
toward Skarżysko-Kamienna or Radom
RE8Terminus
R9
toward Działdowo
RE9
toward Działdowo
RL
toward Modlin
Preceding station   SKM   Following station
toward Pruszków
S1
toward Otwock
S2
toward Sulejówek Miłosna
S3
toward Wieliszew
Location

History

The station first started operating in 1866 as the terminus of newly built Warsaw–Terespol Railway. By 1933 the station was rebuilt as a through station with the opening of the Cross-City line. The station building was destroyed during World War II, and in postwar decades provisional, temporary buildings were used to serve passengers.

The current station building opened in 1969 and was for a while the most modern large station in Warsaw. In the following years it received little investment and so fell into disrepair. At the beginning of the 21st century it was considered the worst railway station in Poland, according to Gazeta Wyborcza which gave it last place in the ranking of 23 most significant Polish railway stations.[1]

The station building was recently renovated for the Euro 2012 championships.

Train services

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • EuroCity services (EC) Berlin - Frankfurt (Oder) - Rzepin - Poznań - Kutno - Warsaw

References

Media related to Warszawa Wschodnia railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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