Ostrava main railway station

Ostrava main railway station (Czech: Ostrava hlavní nádraží, abbreviated Ostrava hl.n), is a railway station in city part Ostrava-Přívoz and main train terminus of Ostrava, third biggest city in the Czech Republic.

Ostrava main railway station
Ostrava hlavní nádraží (in Czech)
Ostrava main train station at night
General information
LocationOstrava-Přívoz
Czech Republic
Coordinates49°51′2″N 18°16′2″E / 49.85056°N 18.26722°E / 49.85056; 18.26722
Owned bySpráva železnic
Platforms4
Construction
ArchitectLubor Lacina
Other information
Station code54343640
History
Opened1 May 1847; 177 years ago (1847-05-01)
Rebuilt1892–1893
1967–1974
2006–2007
Electrified1960–1963
Location
Ostrava main railway station is located in Czech Republic
Ostrava main railway station
Ostrava main railway station
Location within Czech Republic
Map

Tracks

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Station is an important transport junction. All types of trains operated by Czech Railways or private transport companies RegioJet and Leo Express stops here. Station is located on a crossing of four railway lines:

History

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First train reached the new-built station on 1 May 1847. Position on the international line KrakówVienna (Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway) and raise of mining industry in whole Silesia brought the station significant importance. In 1869 track to Frýdlant nad Ostravicí was connected. Because of capacity reasons, station was expanded for the first time between 1892 and 1893. Since August 1894, tram line operates transport to the centre of Moravská Ostrava. The station took the name Ostrava hlavní nádraží in 1946.[1]

In the mid-1960s resolution about a radical reconstruction of whole city part Ostrava-sever (Ostrava-North) was accomplished including a plan of the new modern station realised by architect Lubor Lacina (1967) in Brussels style (Czechoslovak design style inspired by aesthetics of Expo 58 in Brussels). Works were finished eight years later. In the front of the building a new terminus of tram, trolleybus and taxi transport was created in collaboration with Lacina's sister, sculpturer Sylvie Lacinová-Jílková. A lot of unique architectonical and interior design features disappeared after last reconstruction in 2007.

Changes of station names

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  • 1 May 1847 – Ostrau
  • 1881 – Ostrau Hauptbahn
  • 1895 – Mährisch Ostrau
  • 1900 – Mährisch Ostrau – Přívoz
  • 1 May 1905 – Mährisch Ostrau – Oderfurt
  • 1921 – Moravská Ostrava – Přívoz
  • 22 May 1937 – Moravská Ostrava hl. n.
  • 1940 – 1945 Mährisch Ostrau Hbf. – Moravská Ostrava hl. n.
  • 1946 – Ostrava hl. n.

References

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  1. ^ "Ostrava hlavní nádraží" (in Czech). n.d. Archived from the original on 18 May 2008.