Minsk railway station

Minsk-Pasažyrski (Belarusian: Мінск-Пасажырскі, Russian: Минск-Пассажирский) is the main passenger railway station in Minsk, Belarus. It is located in the centre of Minsk. It is sometimes called Minsk Ploshchad Lenina due to the metro station serving the terminal, or simply Minsk.

Minsk-Passazhirsky
Belarusian Railway terminal
Minsk-Privokzalniaja-ploscad.jpg
View of the station from the street.
Location Belarus, Minsk
Owned byBelarusian Railway
Platforms5 (4 island platforms)
Tracks14
Construction
Parkingyes
Other information
Station code140210[1]
Fare zone0
History
Opened1871[2]
Electrifiedyes
Services
Preceding station   Belarusian Railway   Following station

HistoryEdit

The station was built in 1873 as Vilenski vakzal, Vilnius station (Belarusian: Віленскі вакзал Russian: Виленский вокзал). The initial wooden building was demolished in 1890 and rebuilt in stone. During World War II, Minsk railway station was completely destroyed. It was rebuilt in 1945–1946 and served until 1991. The new building of Minsk-Passazhyrski railway station was built in 1991–2002. Its construction was delayed for financial difficulties. However, now Minsk has one of the most modern and up-to-date railway stations in the CIS. There are plans to move all suburban rail traffic from Minsk-Passazhyrski to smaller stations Minsk-Uskhodni (East), Minsk-Paudnyovy (South) and Minsk-Paunochny (North) by 2020.

TrafficEdit

National railEdit

Minsk Passazhirsky is the hub of national passenger transport. It is also served by several international trains to various countries of Europe, mainly to Russian and Ukrainian destinations. Some of the international routes are the Paris-Moscow express,[3] the Berlin-Moscow Strizh,[4] the Minsk-Novosibirsk express,[5] and the Polonez Warsaw-Moscow.[6]

It is the center, with the neighbour Minsk Institut Kultury station, of a suburban rail[7] linking the capital to several cities and town of its suburb in the district and through the region.

Urban transportEdit

The station is served by Minsk Metro at Ploshchad Lenina station (Lenin Square), part of the Maskoŭskaja line. The station is also served by the tramway and by trolleybus.

Trains and destinationsEdit

InternationalEdit

Train number Train name Destination Operated by
001/002 Belarus   Moscow (Belorussky)   Belarusian Railways
003/004 Minsk   Moscow (Belorussky)   Belarusian Railways
008/083   Saint Petersburg (Vitebsky) (cars:   Grodno)   Belarusian Railways
009/010 Polonez   Warsaw (Zachodnia)
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Polish State Railways
  Russian Railways
013/014 Strizh   Berlin (Ostbahnhof)
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Russian Railways
017/018 Riviera Express   Nice (Ville)
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Russian Railways
021/022 Vltava   Prague (cars:   Wien (Westbahnhof))
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Russian Railways
023/024   Paris (Gare de l'Est)
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Russian Railways
025/026 Svislach   Moscow (Belorussky)   Belarusian Railways
027/028 Bug   Brest
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Belarusian Railways
029/030 Yantar   Kaliningrad
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Russian Railways

  Lithuanian Railways

031/032   Riga (Central)
  Kyiv (Main)
  Belarusian Railways
  Ukrainian Railways
051/052   Brest
  Saint Petersburg (Vitebsky)
  Belarusian Railways
061   Chisinau (Cars that arrive in Minsk detach from the Saint Petersburg-Chisinau in Zhlobin)   Moldovan Railways
  Belarusian Railways
063/064   Novosibirsk   Belarusian Railways
065/066   Murmansk (cars:   Brest)   Belarusian Railways
077/078 Nyoman   Grodno
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Belarusian Railways
079/080   Kaliningrad
  Saint Petersburg (Vitebsky)
  Russian Railways
085/086   Kyiv (Main)   Belarusian Railways
087/088   Riga (Central)   Belarusian Railways
094   Odesa (cars:   Kherson,   Grodno)   Belarusian Railways
095/096   Brest
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Belarusian Railways
100   Zaporizhzhia (cars:   Novooleksiivka,   Berdyansk)   Belarusian Railways
103/104   Novosibirsk
  Brest (cars:   Gomel,   Mogilev)
  Belarusian Railways
131/132   Brest
  Moscow (Belorussky)
  Belarusian Railways
133/134   Arkhangelsk (cars:   Gomel,   Mogilev)   Belarusian Railways
149/150   Mineralnye Vody   Belarusian Railways
249/250   Saint Petersburg (Vitebsky)   Belarusian Railways
302   Adler (cars:   Grodno)   Belarusian Railways
307/308   Saratov
  Baranovichi (cars:   Brest)
  Belarusian Railways
317/318   Karaganda
  Baranovichi (cars:   Brest)
  Belarusian Railways
327/328   Kazan (cars:   Brest)   Belarusian Railways
360   Adler
  Kaliningrad (cars:   Anapa,   Gomel)
  Belarusian Railways
  Russian Railways
371/372   Mogilev
  Lviv
  Belarusian Railways
389/390   Anapa   Belarusian Railways
425/426   Chelyabinsk
  Kaliningrad
  Russian Railways
451/452   Varna   Belarusian Railways
803/804   Vilnius   Lithuanian Railways
805/806   Vilnius   Belarusian Railways
807/808   Vilnius   Lithuanian Railways

PhotogalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Stations of Russia on paravoz.com
  2. ^ Железнодорожные станции СССР. Справочник. – М.: Транспорт, 1981
  3. ^ Timetable plan of Paris-Moscow train on the ржд website
  4. ^ Timetable plan of "Berlin-Moscow" train on the ржд website
  5. ^ Timetable plan of "Minsk-Novosibirsk" train on the ржд website
  6. ^ Timetable plan of "Polonez" train on the ржд website
  7. ^ "Map of Minsk suburban railways on www.parovoz.com" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 14 July 2012.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 53°53′27″N 27°33′04″E / 53.8907°N 27.5511°E / 53.8907; 27.5511