Warszawa Zachodnia station

Warszawa Zachodnia station, in English Warsaw West, is a railway and long-distance bus station in Warsaw, Poland on the border of Ochota and Wola districts. The railway station is the westernmost terminus of the Warsaw Cross-City Line. It serves trains from PKP Intercity, Polregio, Koleje Mazowieckie, Szybka Kolej Miejska and Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa as well as international trains passing through Warsaw.

Warszawa Zachodnia
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Warszawa Zachodnia wejście 2019.jpg
LocationOchota/WolaWarsawMasovian
Poland
Coordinates52°13′13″N 20°57′55″E / 52.22028°N 20.96528°E / 52.22028; 20.96528Coordinates: 52°13′13″N 20°57′55″E / 52.22028°N 20.96528°E / 52.22028; 20.96528
Owned byPolskie Koleje Państwowe S.A.
Platforms8
Tracks16
History
Opened1936
Previous namesWarschau West
Services
Preceding station   PKP   Following station
toward Berlin Hbf
EuroCity
toward Köln Hbf
EuroNight
Koleje Mazowieckie-logo.svg KM
toward Skierniewice
R1
toward Skierniewice
RE1
TerminusR2
toward Łuków
toward Kutno
R3
TerminusR6
toward Małkinia
R7
toward Dęblin
R8
RE8
TerminusR9
RE9
R90
RE90
RL
toward Modlin
Skmd.png SKM
toward Pruszków
S1
toward Otwock
S2
S3
toward Wieliszew
TerminusS9
toward Wieliszew
Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa
WKD.svg
Location
W-wa zachodnia.svg

Despite being one of the chief railway stations on the line towards Warszawa Centralna (Warsaw Central), there has been limited development of the station since its construction in 1936. However, plans exist to modernize and extended the station between 2020 and 2023.[1]

HistoryEdit

The station was built as part of the development of the Warsaw Railway Junction that was begun in 1919. Warszawa Zachodnia was opened in 1936 as the most westerly station on the Warsaw Cross-City Line. However, later efforts went into developing the stations in the center of Warsaw. It was not until the 1970s that an underpass was built to connect the platforms and a station building was built on the northern side. In 1975, a platform for Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa trains was added. In 1980, the south side of the station was developed, with a road underpass being built to connect Wola and Ochota and the long-distance bus station added. The Warszawa Wola railway station, built in the 1980s just 250 m (820 ft) away from Warszawa Zachodnia, on 20 May 2012 was incorporated to Warszawa Zachodnia station as Platform 8, and continues handling trains to Nasielsk, Ciechanów and Działdowo. In 2015 a new station building was opened at the southern side of the station along with several commercial office buildings, which among others host companies of the Polish State Railways, built along Warsaw's Jerozolimskie Avenue on grounds belonging to the station complex. Future development plans call for the construction of a new tramway line by the Warsaw tramways with an 850 m long tunnel passing under the railway station, offering convenient transfer to the cities public transit system.

Platform 8Edit

Warszawa Wola
 
LocationWolaWarsawMasovian
Poland
Coordinates52°13′18″N 20°57′41″E / 52.22167°N 20.96139°E / 52.22167; 20.96139
Owned byPolskie Koleje Państwowe S.A.
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeNo
ElectrifiedYes
Location
 

Warszawa Wola railway station was a railway station in the Wola district of Warsaw, Poland. On 20 May 2012 it was incorporated into Warszawa Zachodnia station as its Platform 8, and is currently marked as Warszawa Zachodnia peron 8 (Warsaw West railway station platform No. 8).[2] Despite the change, it maintains all the functionality of Warszawa Wola.

The station was built in the 1980s just 250 m (820 ft) from Warszawa Zachodnia station on the Warsaw orbital line, which goes through Warszawa Gdańska station. At the time of building, it served the workers who commuted to the neighbouring factories in the surrounding industrial area. As of 2011, it is used exclusively by Koleje Mazowieckie who run the KM9 services from it through the north of the Masovian Voivodeship to Działdowo, in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship via Legionowo, Modlin, Nasielsk, Ciechanów and Mława, at all of which some trains terminate. Currently, all trains terminate at this station, but tracks exist and are used by freight trains to join the Cross-City Line past Warszawa Zachodnia station.

GalleryEdit

Train servicesEdit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.wnp.pl/budownictwo/torpol-budimex-intercor-i-strabag-chca-zmodernizowac-warszawe-zachodnia,372977.html
  2. ^ kolej.one.pl "Ogólnopolska Baza Kolejowa" Check |url= value (help). www.bazakolejowa.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  • Station article at kolej.one.pl
  • Live video stream and recordings at YouTube channel— Urząd Transportu Kolejowego