Železnicná stanica Štrba - Štrba railway station (Slovakia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Todak
N 49° 05.042 E 020° 03.917
34U E 431747 N 5437217
Quick Description: Duležitý dopravní uzel pro návštevníky Tater. Zacíná zde ozubnicová železnice na Štrbské Pleso. / Štrba railway station is a gateway to the High Tatras mountain range, a popular tourist destination.
Location: Prešovský kraj, Slovakia
Date Posted: 3/8/2015 10:52:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMNFWC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
Views: 7

Long Description:


Železnicná stanica Štrba byla otevrena v roce 1871. Je nejvýše položenou rychlíkovou stanicí na Slovesnku (895 m n. m.). Stanice se nachází na trati Žilina - Košice. Dále odtud vede Ozubnicová železnice na Štrbské Pleso.

Zdroj: Wikipedia


Štrba railway station (Slovak: Železnicná stanica Štrba) is a break-of-gauge junction station serving the village of Štrba, in the Prešov Region, northeastern Slovakia. The station forms part of the standard gauge Košice–Bohumín Railway (KBD), and is the highest point on that line. It is also the junction between the KBD and the Štrbské Pleso – Štrba rack railway, a metre gauge line of which it is the valley terminus. As such, the station is a gateway to the High Tatras mountain range, a popular tourist destination. The station is currently owned by Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR); train services are operated by Železnicná spolocnost Slovensko (ZSSK).

The station was opened in 8 December 1871, upon the commissioning of the KBD's Žilina–Poprad section. It became a junction when the rack railway opened in 1896. Although the rack railway was closed in 1932 and lifted soon afterwards, it was reconstructed at the end of the 1960s, and reopened in 1970 in time for that year's FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

Quoted from: Wikipedia
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Railroad station

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Žilina – Košice (trať č. 180), Štrbské Pleso – Štrba (trať č. 182)

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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