Bratislava Železná studienka railway station

Bratislava Železná studienka railway station (Slovak: Železničná zastávka Bratislava - Železná studienka) is a small railway station (technically a train halt) inside the Bratislava Forest Park recreational zone in northern Bratislava, Slovakia.

Bratislava Železná studienka
Železná studienka stanica 07.jpg
Bratislava Železná studienka main railway station building
LocationBratislava Forest Park
Coat of Arms of Nové Mesto.svg Nové Mesto
Bratislava II
 Bratislava Region
 Slovakia
Coordinates48°10′28″N 17°04′22″E / 48.17444°N 17.07278°E / 48.17444; 17.07278Coordinates: 48°10′28″N 17°04′22″E / 48.17444°N 17.07278°E / 48.17444; 17.07278
Owned byŽeleznice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR)
Operated byŽelezničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ŽSSK)
Line(s)BratislavaKúty
Platforms2
Connections
  • Public transport buses and trolleybuses a short walk away
History
Opened1904 (1904)
Location
Bratislava Železná studienka is located in Slovakia
Bratislava Železná studienka
Bratislava Železná studienka
Location within Slovakia

The station is still in use, although few trains stop here nowadays. It has two platforms, the one by rail number one being 149 metres (489 ft) long and 3 metres (10 ft) wide and the one by rail number two being 160 metres (525 ft) long and 3.6 metres (12 ft) wide.

EtymologyEdit

Until 1947, the train station was called Červený most (Red bridge in English). From 1947 to 1951 it was called Bratislava - Červený most. In 1951 it received it current name Bratislava - Železná studienka. It is named after the area it is situated in - Železná studienka (Little iron well in English). The name comes from the fact, that in the past people thought the water source here was rich in iron and minerals, but 19th century analysis showed the water here is not mineral.[1]

HistoryEdit

 
Unique historical photograph, date unknown

The original Red bridge was built in 1848 next to the place where the train station will once be, carrying only one rail track on the WienGänserndorfBratislava line, which was launched on August 20, 1848. The bridge crossed the valley over river Vydrica. In 1891, the line between Bratislava main railway station and Devínska Nová Ves was converted to 2 parallel rail tracks and the Red bridge was rebuilt.

The current train station was established in 1904 under the name Bratislava - Red Bridge (in German Rote Brücke, in Hungarian Vörös híd), being named after the nearby bridge. The waiting room and station-guard's house, both from 1904, are culturally protected.

2010 fireEdit

On September 20, 2010 a fire completely destroyed one of the station's historical waiting rooms. The fire was probably started by accident by the homeless people sleeping inside. That day's morning has been quite chilly and homeless people have been known to sleep there for years.[2][3]

Rail linesEdit

The following is a list of rail lines crossing this station:

  • ŽSR rail line 100 (Bratislava – Marchegg)
  • ŽSR rail line 110 (Bratislava – Kúty)

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Following station
Bratislava hlavná stanica ŽSR No. 110 Bratislava - Kúty - Břeclav Bratislava Lamač railway station