Moscow Kursky railway station

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Kursky railway terminal (Russian: Ку́рский вокза́л, Kursky vokzal), also known as Moscow Kurskaya railway station (Russian: Москва́-Ку́рская, Moskva-Kurskaya), is one of the nine railway terminals in Moscow. It was built in 1896. There are currently plans to completely rebuild or refurbish the station.[1] Kursky station, unlike most Moscow terminals, operates two almost opposite railroad directions from Moscow: one toward Kursk, Russia, after which the station is named, that stretches on into Ukraine, and another toward Nizhniy Novgorod, which is less used by long distance trains, mostly for the high-speed service to Nizhniy. Kursky is connected to the Lengradskiy Line from the other side, enabling long-distance trains from St. Petersburg to other cities to pass through Russia's capital. Because of its three directions, its adjacency to the city center, and its connection to three major metro lines, Kursky is one of Moscow's busiest railway stations.

Moscow Kursky
Moscow Railway terminal
Kurskvokzal.jpg
View of the station's main entrance
LocationMoscow, Russia
Coordinates55°45′27″N 37°39′38″E / 55.7575°N 37.660556°E / 55.7575; 37.660556
Line(s)
Platforms9
Tracks17
Connections

Tram: 20, 24, Б;

Bus: 40, 78, Б;
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station code191602
Fare zone0
History
Opened1896
Rebuilt1938, 1972
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Railway   Following station
TerminusGorky Line
toward Petushki
toward Volokolamsk
Volokolamsk—Serpukhov
toward Serpukhov
Location
Moscow Kursky is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow Kursky
Moscow Kursky
Location within Moscow Ring Road

DestinationsEdit

Long distance from MoscowEdit

Train number Train name Destination Operated by
009/010 Troyanda Donbasu (ukr: Троянда Донбасу)   Donetsk (coach:  Kupyansk)   Ukrainian Railways
015/016 Podniprovya (rus: Приднепровье, ukr: Подніпров'я)   Dnipro   Ukrainian Railways
019/020 Mykola Konaryov (rus: Николай Конарёв, ukr: Микола Конарьов)   Kharkiv   Ukrainian Railways
029/030 Turgenev (rus: Тургенев)   Simferopol   Russian Railways
057/058 Prioskolye (rus: Приосколье)   Valuyki   Russian Railways
061/062 Burevestnik-1 (rus: Буревестник-1)   Nizhny Novgorod (Moskovsky)   Russian Railways
067/068 Krym (ukr: Крим)   Simferopol (coach:   Yevpatoria)   Ukrainian Railways
071/072 Belogorye (rus: Белогорье)   Belgorod   Russian Railways
073/074 Kryvbas (rus: Кривбасс, ukr: Кривбас)   Kryvyi Rih (coach:  Dnipro)   Ukrainian Railways
105/106 Solovey (rus: Соловей)   Kursk   Russian Railways
119/120 Burevestnik-2 (rus: Буревестник-2)   Nizhny Novgorod (Moskovsky)   Russian Railways
141/142 Seym (rus: Сейм)   Lgov   Russian Railways
603/604 Turgenev (rus: Тургенев)   Oryol (coach:   Livny)   Russian Railways

Long distance via MoscowEdit

Train number Train name Direction Operated by
059/060 Volga (rus: Волга)   St. Petersburg (Moskovsky) -   Nizhny Novgorod (Moskovsky)   Russian Railways
079/080 Slava (rus: Слава)   St. Petersburg (Moskovsky) -   Volgograd   Russian Railways
081/082 Solovey (rus: Соловей)   St. Petersburg (Moskovsky) -   Kursk   Russian Railways
107/108 Samara (rus: Самара)   St. Petersburg (Moskovsky) -   Samara   Russian Railways

High-speed railEdit

Train number Train name Direction Operated by
727/728
729/730

731/732

733/734

Strizh (rus: Стриж)   Moscow (Kursky) -   Nizhny Novgorod (Moskovsky)   Russian Railways
701/702

703/704

705/706

707/708

709/710

Lastochka (rus: Ласточка)   Moscow (Kursky) -   Nizhny Novgorod (Moskovsky)   Russian Railways
  • Note: Sapsan is now replaced with Talgo Strizh since 2015.

Other destinationsEdit

Country Destinations
  Russia Adler, Anapa, Astrakhan, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Kazan, Kirov, Kislovodsk, Makhachkala, Murmansk, Novorossiysk, Perm, Serpukhov, Stary Oskol, Tula, Vladimir, Volgograd, Voronezh, Vladikavkaz, Yeysk, Zheleznodorozhny
  Ukraine Berdyansk, Kerch, Luhansk, Mariupol, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Sevastopol

Suburban destinationsEdit

Suburban commuter trains (elektrichkas) connect Kursky station with the towns of Podolsk, Serpukhov, Chekhov, Tula on Kursk direction and Reutov (Reutovo), Balashikha, Zheleznodorozhny, Staraya Kupavna (Kupavna), Elektrougli, Elektrostal, Noginsk, Pavlovsky Posad, Elektrogorsk, Orekhovo-Zuevo, Kirzhach and Pokrov on the Gorkovsky suburban direction of Moscow Railway. Besides that, Kurskiy Station has commuter connections with the Rizhskiy, Belorussky and Leningradsky directions, although less frequent.

Future development planEdit

Platform height rules under the newest GOST standards, DC commuter EMUs dedicated platforms in Moscow urban area must be 1,100 mm (43.3 in), while the platforms for the long-distance trains must be either 200 mm (7.9 in) and 550 mm (21.7 in). Moscow Kurskaya station platforms should get reconstruction soon.

Proposed platform layout:

  • Platform 1: Height of 200 mm (7.9 in), Length of 800 metres (2,600 ft)
  • Platform 1&2: Height of 200 mm (7.9 in), Length of 800 metres (2,600 ft), very narrow
  • Platform 3&4: Height of 550 mm (21.7 in), Length of 800 metres (2,600 ft)
  • Platform 5&6: Height of 1,100 mm (43.3 in), Length of 400 metres (1,300 ft)
  • Platform 7&8: Height of 1,100 mm (43.3 in), Length of 400 metres (1,300 ft)
  • Platform 10&11: Height of 550 mm (21.7 in), Length of 800 metres (2,600 ft)
  • Platform 12&13: Height of 200 mm (7.9 in), Length of 800 metres (2,600 ft)
  • Platform 14&15: Height of 200 mm (7.9 in), Length of 800 metres (2,600 ft)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Directorate of Railway Stations to hold first open tenders for pilot projects to reconstruct and modernise stations in IIQ2008". Russian Railways. 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2008-03-11.[permanent dead link]

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