Moscow Kursky railway station

Kursky railway terminal (Russian: Ку́рский вокза́л, Kursky vokzal), also known as Moscow Kurskaya railway station (Russian: Москва́-Ку́рская, Moskva-Kurskaya), is one of the ten railway terminals in Moscow. It was built in 1896, and renovated (without major design changes) in 1938, then a large glass facade and modern roof was added in a 1972 expansion.[1] In 2008, there were plans to completely rebuild or refurbish the station.[2] 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, and is 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 going on 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
View of the station's main entrance
General information
LocationPloshchad' Kurskogo Vokzala, Moscow
Coordinates55°45′27″N 37°39′38″E / 55.7575°N 37.660556°E / 55.7575; 37.660556
Operated byMoscow Railway

Tram: 20, 24, Б;

Bus: 40, 78, Б;
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station code191602
Fare zone0
Rebuilt1938, 1972
Preceding station Moscow Railway
(commuter service)
Following station
Terminus Gorkovskoye line Serp i Molot
towards Vladimir
Kurskoye line Moskva-Tovarnaya
towards Tula
Preceding station Moscow Central Diameters Following station
towards Nakhabino
Line D2 Moskva Tovarnaya
towards Podolsk
Future services
Serp i Molot Line D4 Kalanchyovskaya
towards Aprelevka
Moscow Kursky is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow Kursky
Moscow Kursky
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Destinations edit

Long distance from Moscow edit

Train number Train name Destination Operated by
009/010 Troyanda Donbasu (ukr: Троянда Донбасу)   Donetsk (coach:  Kupiansk)   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 Moscow edit

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 rail edit

Train number Train name Direction Operated by



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





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

Other destinations edit

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 Berdiansk, Kerch, Luhansk, Mariupol, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Sevastopol

Suburban destinations edit

Suburban commuter trains (elektrichkas) connect Kursky station with the towns of Podolsk, Serpukhov, Chekhov, Tula on Kursky suburban railway line and Reutov (Reutovo), Balashikha, Zheleznodorozhny, Staraya Kupavna (Kupavna), Elektrougli, Elektrostal, Noginsk, Pavlovsky Posad, Elektrogorsk, Orekhovo-Zuevo, Kirzhach and Pokrov on the Gorkovsky suburban railway line. Besides that, Kursky Station has commuter connections with the Rizhsky and Belorussky suburban railway lines, as well as long-distance connection in the direction of Saint Petersburg, although less frequent.

Future development plan edit

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)

Gallery edit

References edit

  1. ^ Kozlov, Vladimir (21 November 2017). "6 Moscow train stations that are temples of art, architecture and history". Russia Beyond. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  2. ^ "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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