Vilnius railway station

Vilniaus geležinkelio stotis
Railway station in 2021
Location16 Geležinkelio str.
Vilnius
Lithuania
Coordinates54°40′13″N 25°17′4″E / 54.67028°N 25.28444°E / 54.67028; 25.28444Coordinates: 54°40′13″N 25°17′4″E / 54.67028°N 25.28444°E / 54.67028; 25.28444
Owned byLithuanian Railways
Platforms6
Tracks11
Train operatorsLithuanian Railways, Russian Railways,[1] Belarusian Railway[2]
Construction
Disabled accessAvailable
Other information
Websitewww.traukiniobilietas.lt
History
Opened1861 (1861)
Rebuilt1950[3]
Services
Waiting hall, ticket office
Trains in Vilnius railway station on September 10th, 2013
Trains in Vilnius railway station on September 10th, 2013
Vilnius
Map of the planned Rail Baltica line

Vilnius Railway Station (Lithuanian: Vilniaus geležinkelio stotis) is a Lithuanian Railways passenger station in Vilnius, Lithuania. The railway station situates between two neighbourhoods of Vilnius - Naujininkai and Naujamiestis and on the edge of the Old Town.

History

The station was opened in 1861[4] while building the Saint Petersburg–Warsaw Railway. It was destroyed in 1945 during World War II and in 1950 it was rebuilt in socialist realism style. The building was renovated in 2001.[5]

Currently there are ticket offices, vending kiosks open inside the station building, a bar Peronas (lit. "platform") is working inside the former railway postal building.

Train services

The main local railroads connecting with the railway station are Vilnius–Klaipėda Railway, Vilnius–Kaunas Railway and Vilnius–Turmantas Railway.

The station is served by the following local and international passenger services:[6]

Public transportation

The station is a major Vilnius public transportation hub. The station can be reached by city trolleybuses, regular, rapid, and night buses. Vilnius bus station is around 180 meters (590 ft) away from the railway station. Vilnius international airport situates 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) away from the railway station and is accesible by buses, trains or taxi.

See also

References

  1. ^ "International routes | Passengers".
  2. ^ rasp.rw.by/en/route/?from=Minsk&to=Vilnius&date=everyday
  3. ^ http://www.autc.lt/en/architecture-objects/740?oe=5&type=1&rt=3
  4. ^ Geležinkelių muziejus (Railway museum)
  5. ^ "Vilniaus geležinkelio stotis". Architektūros ir urbanistikos tyrimų centras. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  6. ^ "Lithuanian Railways | e.ticket website". www.traukiniobilietas.lt. Retrieved 2021-09-20.
  7. ^ "Dėl koronaviruso stabdomas tarptautinių keleivinių traukinių eismas (Due to coronavirus international passenger train traffic is being suspended)". delfi.lt. Retrieved 2020-03-15.