Kraków Glówny Station - Krakow, Poland
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N 50° 03.935 E 019° 56.810
34U E 424626 N 5546453
Quick Description: Kraków Glówny Osobowy is the largest and the most centrally located railway station in Kraków. The building, constructed between 1844 and 1847 (architect: P.Rosenbaum), lies parallel to the tracks.
Location: Małopolskie, Poland
Date Posted: 11/22/2015 7:05:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ0D1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 9

Long Description:
The design was chosen to allow for future line expansion. The station was initially a terminus of the Kraków – Upper Silesia Railway. Trains entered the trainshed via a brick archway at the northern end of the station which was almost doubled in size in 1871.

The station opened on 13 October 1847, with the first train leaving for Myslowice (the point where the Austrian, German and Russian Empires adjoined during military partitions of Poland).

The railway line was extended eastwards in 1856, when the first section to Debica (then Dembitz in the Habsburg Empire) was built by the k.k. priv. galizische Carl Ludwig-Bahn connecting Kraków with Lwów in Galicja. The increasing traffic resulted in the station's modernisation and enlargement in several stages between 1869 and 1894. The next substantial expansion took place in the 1930s in the reborn Polish Republic. At that time the northern brick wall and trainshed were demolished, the latter replaced by individual platform roofs.

The new train station in Krakow was opened in February 2014, proudly declared to be Poland’s first entirely subterranean railway station.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

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

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

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

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Not listed

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