Railway station of Kazan. History and modernity
The railway station of Kazan is, undoubtedly,an important transport interchange not only in the scale of the region, but also throughout the country. From this round-the-clock and year-round depart passenger and freight trains both in various corners of Russia, and abroad.
General information about the railway station in Kazan
Railway station station station"Kazan-Passazhirskaya" is located in the central region of the capital of Tatarstan on the Railway station square. The complex includes the main building, a suburban terminal, a service building with long-distance ticket offices, as well as many office buildings. The main building of the station, built in the late 19th century, belongs to the monuments of architecture and is one of the sights of the city.
The railway station of Kazan along with the wholethe railway station territory is completely fenced and carefully guarded, the entrance is allowed only to passengers and accompanying persons when presenting tickets. For passage to suburban trains, turnstiles installed in the terminal and pavilions near the western and eastern platforms are used. Passenger traffic of the Kazan railway station for a year is more than 8 million people. At the same time, there are 72 far-distance trains in service of the station, as well as electric trains and diesel trains.
The history of the station and service in our time
The opening of the station took place after a whileafter the construction of the Moscow-Kazan railway in the territory of the Kazan province in 1893. The architect of the main building was the architect Heinrich Rush. Prior to that, there was no communication in Kazan. Initially, the movement of trains to Sviyazhsk was laid, and only after the construction of the bridge across the Volga was opened a section of the road to Kazan. The trip by train from Moscow to Kazan took 53 hours, now you can get there in 14 hours.
After the fire in 1992, which practicallydestroyed the main building, the station was rebuilt. Repair work was completed just in time for the celebration of the 100th anniversary. The new railway station in Kazan is actually a comfortable and cozy room. After the reconstruction of the building, the capacity of the station increased substantially (more than 750 passengers). There are three waiting rooms, a meeting room, an information desk, a mother and child room, toilets, catering points, ATMs and other office space. The station square is equipped with a car park and an underground passage. Near the station is the city square.
Appearance and awards
Made of red brick and rebuiltagain after the fire, the railway station of Kazan resembles an ancient castle. It is especially beautiful at night, when the light transforms the beauty of architecture and gives it a fairy-tale mystery. The walls and the floor surface in the room are decorated with marble and granite. On the street in front of the entrance there are sculptures of two snow-white leopards. The facade of the building is decorated with stucco and lanterns. Recently, the railway station (Kazan) is an address where both local newlyweds and numerous tourists like to be photographed.
With the increase in the flow of passengers in 1967decided to build a second two-story building, the architect of which was M. Kh. Agishev. Twenty years later, near the station, the administrative building of the Kazan representation of the Gorky Railway was built, which in general is in harmony with the architecture of the old station.
In the last quarter of 2009, a large teamKazan railway station was the winner in the industry competition organized by RZD. The competition took into account not only the performance indicators, but also the opinions of passengers.