Częstochowa railway station

Częstochowa railway station is a railway station in Częstochowa, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. Since 2015 it has been operating as a “P” (premium) category station in the PKP classification. In 2018, the station served approximately 10,000 passengers a day.[1]

Częstochowa
Railway Station
Częstochowa, Dworzec kolejowy Częstochowa Osobowa (Główna) - fotopolska.eu (237734).jpg
LocationCzęstochowa, Silesian Voivodeship
Poland
Coordinates50°48′31″N 19°07′09″E / 50.808728°N 19.119292°E / 50.808728; 19.119292Coordinates: 50°48′31″N 19°07′09″E / 50.808728°N 19.119292°E / 50.808728; 19.119292
Owned byPolskie Koleje Państwowe S.A.
Platforms4
Tracks8
History
Opened1846; 175 years ago (1846)
Electrifiedyes
Previous namesTschenstochau, Częstochowa (Osobowa), Częstochowa Osobowa
Location
Częstochowa is located in Poland
Częstochowa
Częstochowa
Location within Poland

HistoryEdit

The first station was built in the years 1845-1846, during the construction of the Warsaw-Vienna railway. In 1873 the station was enlarged and then extended by architect Czesław Domaniewski. The current postmodern architectural style station building was designed by architect Ryszard Frankowicz,[2] on November 9, 1996, on the 150th anniversary of the railroad reaching Częstochowa. It was officially opened by the then President of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski.[3] On May 24, 1997, a monument with the bust of Władysław Biegański was unveiled in front of the station.[4]

According to the Gazeta Wyborcza ranking of 2008, Częstochowa railway station was considered the third most beautiful station in Poland, behind Białystok railway station and Lublin railway station.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wymiana pasażerska na stacjach w Polsce w 2018 r." Urząd Transportu Kolejowego. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  2. ^ Wioleta Bąk, Tomasz Haładyj: Remont tunelu pod dworcem PKP. gazeta.pl, 2005-06-14. [dostęp 2010-05-24].
  3. ^ "Remont tunelu pod dworcem PKP". wyborcza.pl. June 14, 2005. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  4. ^ Zwoliński, Mirosław (1997). Przewodnik po Częstochowie. Częstochowa: Oddział PTTK przy Hucie "Częstochowa". p. 79. ISBN 83-902642-2-6.
  5. ^ "Gazeta Wyborcza 2008 ranking". Gazeta Wyborcza. Retrieved 12 May 2013.

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