Warszawa Wschodnia railway station

Warszawa Wschodnia, in English Warsaw East, is one of the most important railway stations in Warsaw, Poland. Its more official name is Warszawa Wschodnia Osobowa (translated as Warsaw East Passenger). It is located on the eastern side of the Vistula river, on the border of the Praga-Północ and Praga-Południe districts, on the Warsaw Cross-City Line. It serves all trains passing through the larger Warszawa Centralna and Śródmieście stations which stop or terminate at Wschodnia station. It is one of the busiest railway stations in Poland, with over 800 daily trains.[1]

Warszawa Wschodnia
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Warszawa Wschodnia radek kołakowski.jpg
LocationPraga Południe, Warsaw, Masovian
Poland
Coordinates52°15′03″N 21°03′10″E / 52.2508°N 21.0529°E / 52.2508; 21.0529Coordinates: 52°15′03″N 21°03′10″E / 52.2508°N 21.0529°E / 52.2508; 21.0529
Owned byPolskie Koleje Państwowe S.A.
Platforms7
Tracks14
History
Opened1866 (Rebuilt 1933, 1969)
Previous namesTerespol Train Station
(Polish: Dworzec Terespolski)
Services
Preceding station   PKP   Following station
toward Berlin Hbf
EuroCityTerminus
toward Paris Est
EuroNight
Preceding station   Koleje Mazowieckie-logo.svg KM   Following station
toward Skierniewice
R1Terminus
toward Skierniewice
RE1Terminus
R2
toward Łuków
toward Kutno
R3Terminus
R6
toward Małkinia
R7
toward Dęblin
R8Terminus
RE8Terminus
R9
toward Działdowo
RE9
toward Działdowo
RL
toward Modlin
Preceding station   Skmd.png SKM   Following station
toward Pruszków
S1
toward Otwock
S2
S3
toward Wieliszew
Location
W-wa wschodnia.svg
Location of station in Warsaw

HistoryEdit

The station first started operating in 1866 as the terminus of newly built Warsaw–Terespol Railway. By 1933 the station was rebuilt as a through station with the opening of the Cross-City line. The station building was destroyed during World War II, and in postwar decades provisional, temporary buildings were used to serve passengers.

The current station building opened in 1969 and was for a while the most modern large station in Warsaw. In the following years it received little investment and so fell into disrepair. At the beginning of the 21st century it was considered the worst railway station in Poland, according to Gazeta Wyborcza which gave it last place in the ranking of 23 most significant Polish railway stations.[2]

The station building was recently renovated for the Euro 2012 championships.

As of May 2021, its sister station Warsaw Zachodnia station appears to be under significant reconstruction.

Train servicesEdit

The station is served by the following service(s):

  • EuroCity services (EC) Berlin - Frankfurt (Oder) - Rzepin - Poznań - Kutno - Warsaw

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Izydorek, Adrian (2020-01-28). "Największe dworce kolejowe w Polsce". Portal Kolejowy NaKolei.pl. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  2. ^ Gazeta Wyborcza 2008 ranking

External linksEdit

  Media related to Warszawa Wschodnia railway station at Wikimedia Commons