Vladivostok railway station

Vladivostok railway station is a railway station in Vladivostok, Russia. It is the eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Also, Aeroexpress (Express Primorya) from this station to Vladivostok International Airport (Knevichi Railway Station) are operated.


General information
LocationUlitsa Aleutskaya, 2, Vladivostok
Primorsky Krai
Coordinates43°6′40.18″N 131°52′53.58″E / 43.1111611°N 131.8815500°E / 43.1111611; 131.8815500
Owned byRussian Railways
Operated byFar Eastern Railway
ConnectionsBus interchange Bus: 7, 13, 31, 39d, 45, 49, 106
alt text Shared taxi: 107, 114
ArchitectP.E. Bazilevsky
Architectural styleRussian 17th century
Other information
Station code98000
Fare zone0
Opened2 November 1893 (1893-11-02)[1]
Preceding station Russian Railways Following station
Ugolnaya Moscow–Vladivostok Terminus
towards Knevichi
Express Primorya

History edit

The author of the project, architect P.E. Bazilevsky,[2] took part in laying the station building, laying the first stone of the structure on May 19 (31), 1891 in the presence of Tsarevich Nikolai Aleksandrovich, the future emperor Nicholas II. On November 2, 1893, a solemn consecration of the station took place, and a rail link along the route Vladivostok - Ussuriysk was opened.

Initially, it was a stone building with an iron roof, in the middle of the one-story, on the edges - a two-story. The floors in the building were covered with clay Japanese plates - they are well preserved to this day. In 1910–1912, in connection with the construction of Moscow Yaroslavsky railway station, the station in Vladivostok was designed and expanded by the civil engineering engineer V. A. Planson in the image and similarity of Yaroslavsky, creating architecturally finished stations at both ends of the Trans-Siberian railway. The original building became one of the parts of the railway station. On the western facade was the mosaic coat of arms of the Primorskaya Oblast, and on the east - the coat of arms of Moscow. Since 1924, the appearance of the building began to change gradually: a two-headed eagle was shot, mosaic panels with coats of arms disappeared under a layer of plaster, and relief images of glazed ceramics on Russian folklore and fairy tales. The color of the facade has changed from yellow to green. In 1936, the interiors of the station were painted by the artist G. Grigorovich, and twenty years later V. Gerasimenko painted the ticket hall, creating a panel “Our Great Motherland” there. In the seventies and eighties of the twentieth century, the outer walls were painted green. The restoration of the building, carried out between 1994 and 1996 by the Russian-Italian company Tegola Canadese, brought the building closer to its pre-revolutionary appearance.

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References edit

  1. ^ Железнодорожные станции СССР. Справочник. — М.: Транспорт, 1981
  2. ^ Лисовский В. Г. Архитектура России XVIII — начала XX века. Поиски национального стиля. — М.: Белый город, 2009. — С. 524—525. — 568 с. — (Энциклопедия мирового искусства). — ISBN 978-5-7793-1629-3.