Savyolovsky railway station
View of the station's main entrance
|Address||Savyolovsky station square, Moscow, Russia|
Moscow metro station:
Savyolovsky station (Russian: Савёловский вокза́л, Savyolovsky vokzal), alternatively spelled Savyolovskiy, Savelovsky or Savelovskiy, is one of the nine main railway stations in Moscow. It serves suburban directions north of the city.
The station was built during the years 1897–1902, when a 130 km long railway running north from Moscow and connecting it to the towns of Kashin, Kalyazin, Uglich, and Rybinsk was constructed. The modern name of the station originates from the name of a village Savyolovo (now a district of the town of Kimry) situated along the line.
As the line was built by a private company, the place of the rail station was initially built outside Moscow next to the outpost of Butyrka. Initially known as Butyrsky station, the station lacks the ornateness and grandeur of Moscow's other stations and consists of a central two-story section flanked by two single story wings. The station was inaugurated in a silver-trowel ceremony in spring 1902, an event which had direct consequences for the nearby peaceful rural areas as it dramatically increased investement and led to those areas being engulfed by the city.
When the station marked its 90th anniversary, it was internally redeveloped, expanded and restored adding a second floor and improving the quality of platforms. It was the last station to be connected to the Moscow Metro, with the Savyolovskaya metro station (opened in 1988).
As of 2011, the station operated only suburban commuter trains (elektrichka trains). The principal destinations are Dolgoprudny, Lobnya, Iksha, Yakhroma, Dmitrov, Taldom, Kimry (Savyolovo) and Dubna. There are express trains to Dubna, which also have stops at Dmitrov and Bolshaya Volga. While most trains, arriving from the north, terminate there, some trains proceed to the Belorussky railway station and in the western direction. The long-distance trains, which previously departed from the station, were moved to the Belorussky station.
From November 2004 to June 2007, an express train ran from the Savyolovsky station to Lobnya (about 30 min) that connected with buses or taxis for the 7 km trip to the two airport terminals at Sheremetyevo (about 15 min).
On June 10, 2008, a direct service from Savyolovsky station to a new railway station near Sheremetyevo Terminal 2 was inaugurated. Journeys take 35 minutes, and tickets cost 300 roubles (750 roubles for business class). The service is operated by Aeroexpress, a subsidiary of Russian Railways.
Intercity bus connections