Samara Railway Station

The Samara Railway Station at night

The Samara Railway Station at night

Samara Railway Station has become one of the principal city’s landmarks both due to the fact that it is the tallest railway station in Europe – it is 100 meters high and because of its curious shape. Samara Railway Station was opened in 2001 for usage as a beautiful modern railway centre. Its predecessor, the old railway station, was built in 1876 and had been operating for 120 years. The project of new Samara station to be built was approved in 1996, and the railway centre was launched for the first time in 1999.

The Samara Railway Station - interior from the last floor

The Samara Railway Station – interior from the last floor

The Samara railway station has a 240-meter underpass, which links the station-operated territory and platforms. The building was upgraded in December 2001 with the highest and most eye-catching part of it – a dome-shaped roof with a spire. Now the railway station includes several waiting rooms, many shops, spacious meeting rooms, a cultural and entertainment centre, hotel and administrative buildings. In addition to ordinary station features, the building of the Samara railway station has an open viewpoint, which is located at the highest part of the complex at an altitude of around 95 meters. From this viewing platform, you can enjoy the most spectacular views of Samara: the endless embankment with its beaches, the picturesque Volga, the colourful and vibrant city centre. Of course, the power of the station has increased significantly throughout its history, and today Samara railway station brings service to more than 16,000 passengers daily and has the capacity to accommodate more than 2500 travelers in an overall area of ​​20,000 square kilometers.

The temple of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God along with wonderful Winter Garden began functioning at the territory of the station in 2010.

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