Brest-Tsentralny railway station

Brest-Tsentralny is the main railway station of Brest, Belarus.

Brest-Tsentralny
Belarusian Railway terminal
Belarus-Brest-Railway Station-2.jpg
View of the station from the street.
Location Belarus, Brest
Owned byBelarusian Railway
Platforms5 (4 island platforms)
Construction
Parkingyes
Other information
Station code130007[1]
Fare zone4
History
Opened1886[2]
Electrifiedyes
Services
Preceding station   Belarusian Railway   Following station

HistoryEdit

The first building of the Brest station was built in 1886, and opened on 28 May in the presence of Emperor Alexander III.

It was built in the form of "medieval castle" with four water towers. The station was equipped with water heating. In the halls for passengers of the 1st and 2nd classes have parquet floors, 3rd class — plank, utility room — asphalt. Soon the station became the first in Russian Railways, have electric lighting — 160 light bulbs of 20 candles appeared in the halls and on platforms and 12 lights on 50 of candles lit up the station square.

In 1915, during the First world war, the station building was destroyed by the retreating Russian troops. The Polish authorities have constructed a new building. Visited Brest in 1949, Marshal Kliment Voroshilov, has contributed to the adoption of the decision on reconstruction of the station, which was held in 1953-1957.[3]

International trains and destinationsEdit

Because of the break-of-gauge at Brest, where Russian broad gauge railway track meets European standard gauge, all passenger trains travelling to or from Poland have their bogies replaced here to continue their journey and freight is transloaded from cars of one gauge to cars of another.

Train number Train name Destination Operated by
003Б/004Б Minsk
bel: Мінск, rus: Минск
  Moscow (Belorussky)   Belarusian Railways
007М/008Б   Moscow (Belorussky)   Belarusian Railways
009Щ/010Щ Polonez
rus: Полонез
  Warsaw (Zachodnia)
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Russian Railways
013М/014М Strizh
rus: Стриж
  Berlin (HBF)
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Russian Railways
017Б/018Б   Nice
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Russian Railways
021Е/022Г Vltava
rus: Влтава
  Prague (Hlavní)
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Russian Railways
023Й/024Й   Paris (Paris-Est)
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Russian Railways
027Б/028Б Bug
bel, rus: Буг
  Moscow (Belorussky)   Belarusian Railways
051Б/052Б Zvezda
bel: Зорка, rus: Звезда
  Saint Petersburg (Vitebsky)   Belarusian Railways
065Б/066Б   Murmansk   Belarusian Railways
067Б/068Б   Saratov   Belarusian Railways
095Б/096Б   Moscow (Belorussky)   Belarusian Railways
103Н/104Б   Novosibirsk   Belarusian Railways
119Б/120Б   Terespol   Belarusian Railways
121Б/122Б   Terespol   Belarusian Railways
123Б/124Б   Terespol   Belarusian Railways
IC 125/IC 126 Mickiewicz   Warsaw (Zachodnia)   Polish State Railways
IC 127/IC 128 Skaryna   Warsaw (Zachodnia)   Polish State Railways
EC 130/EC 131 Báthory   Budapest (Nyugati)   Hungarian State Railways
  Polish State Railways
131Б/132Б   Moscow (Belorussky)   Belarusian Railways
133Я/134Ф   Arkhangelsk   Belarusian Railways
221Б/222Б   Moscow (Belorussky)   Belarusian Railways
317Б/318Б   Karaganda   Belarusian Railways
327Б/328Б   Kazan (Main)   Belarusian Railways
675Ф/676Ф   Moscow (Belorussky)   Belarusian Railways

PhotosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stations on paravoz.com
  2. ^ Железнодорожные станции СССР. Справочник. — М.: Транспорт, 1981
  3. ^ Railway stations of USSR. Справочник. — М.: Транспорт, 1981

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Coordinates: 52°06′02″N 23°40′50″E / 52.1005°N 23.6806°E / 52.1005; 23.6806