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Lviv railway station

Coordinates: 49°50′23″N 23°59′40″E / 49.83972°N 23.99444°E / 49.83972; 23.99444
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Lviv-Holovnyi
Lviv Railway terminal
The Lviv railway station is one of the most notable pieces of Art Nouveau architecture in former Galicia.
General information
Location Ukraine, Lviv
Coordinates49°50′23″N 23°59′40″E / 49.83972°N 23.99444°E / 49.83972; 23.99444
Owned byLviv Railways
History
Opened1904
Map
The platforms as seen today.

Lviv-Holovnyi railway station is the main railway terminal in Lviv, Ukraine. It is one of the most notable pieces of Art Nouveau architecture in former Galicia. The station was opened to the public in 1904, and celebrated its centenary on 26 March 2004. It handles over 1.2 million passengers and moves 16 thousand tons of freight a month.

Postcard of the station, circa 1915.

Construction of an extensive network of railways within the Austro-Hungarian Empire allowed the city of Lemberg (its German name at the time) to keep its position at the crossing of several notable trade routes. As the capital of Galicia, the city needed a new, representative and large railway station that would suit the city needs and replace the old neo-Gothic railway station built between 1861 and 1862 with the Galician Railway of Archduke Charles Louis.[1]

References

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  1. "Lviv main railway station | lviv.travel". lviv.travel. Retrieved 2024-03-10.