Rostov-Glavny (Russian: Росто́в-Гла́вный) is the main railway station of Rostov-on-Don in Russia.

North Caucasus Railway terminal
Moscow–Adler train on platform 3.
General information
LocationRussia, Rostov-on-Don
Coordinates47°13′6.2″N 39°41′26.8″E / 47.218389°N 39.690778°E / 47.218389; 39.690778
Line(s)Moscow–Krasnodar main line
Other information
Station code510204
20061.5 mln

Main information edit

Rostov station is one of the biggest stations on the North Caucasus Railway. The station also includes commuter rail station Rostov-Prigorodniy opened in 1962, and rebuilt in 2009.

History edit

Rostov railway station in 1875

In 1869, KurskKharkivAzov railways (now Southern Ukrainian Railways) reached Rostov-on-Don from the west. In 1876 another railways – KozlovVoronezh–Rostov – reached Rostov-on-Don from the north. At this time two stations on the bank of the river Don – Rostov and Nakhichevan-on-Don – were closed, and on Kozlov–Voronezh–Rostov railways was opened station Nakhichevan, that in the present is called "Rostov-Tovarniy".[1]

In 1875, the construction of the three-storeyed building of the station Rostov–Vladikavkazskiy (Rostov–Glavniy) was completed. For that time, it was a modern station with good prospects for future growth. On January 15, 1876, Rostov–Glavniy was officially opened. The station building had been rebuilt many times. For example, during World War II in the autumn of 1941 the station building was destroyed by bombing and then restored.[1]

By the end of the 1970s the building was pulled down for the construction of the new station with high-rise hotel towers. By the early 1990s the construction of a complex of additional buildings was over. And in 2000 the reconstruction of the main building began. It was completed in 2004.[1]

In 2006 some long-distance trains were moved to the new station in the western part of the city – Rostov–Pervomayskiy.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Andrey Dovbnya (24 February 2010). "Etude about the station" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Station rostov-Pervomayskiy will relieve Rostov-Glavniy" (in Russian). Спектр.инфо. 3 August 2006. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.

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