Warszawa Centralna railway station

Coordinates: 52°13′43″N 21°00′11″E / 52.228611°N 21.003056°E / 52.228611; 21.003056
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Warszawa Centralna
Warsaw Central
Railway Station
Location of station in Warsaw
General information
LocationAl. Jerozolimskie 54, Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
Coordinates52°13′43″N 21°00′11″E / 52.228611°N 21.003056°E / 52.228611; 21.003056
Connections Warszawa Śródmieście
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Warszawa Centralna (official Polish name since 2019 Dworzec Centralny im. Stanisława Moniuszki), in English known as Warsaw Central Station, is the main railway station in Warsaw, Poland. Completed in 1975, the station is on the Warsaw Cross-City Line and has four underground island platforms with eight tracks. It is served by the long-distance domestic and international trains of PKP Intercity and Polregio as well as some of the regional trains operated by Koleje Mazowieckie. Nextto the north side of the building is a bus station that serves as the central hub for night bus lines, and Złote Tarasy shopping center.

Granite plaque with the name of the station, Stanisław Moniuszko, attached after the renovation of 2010-12

History[change | change source]

Warszawa Centralna in 1975. Swiss monthly magazine Hochparterre rated it as "Excellent public space: the main hall of the Warszawa Centralna railway station in its original shape."[1] Railway station was registered as a historical monument of modern architecture by the provincial conservator of monuments (2019).
Main hall. The futuristic mezzanine was added between 2015 and 2016.

Warsaw Central was constructed as a flagship project of the Polish People's Republic during the 1970s economic boom, and was intended to replace the inadequate and obsolete Warszawa Główna railway station.

References[change | change source]

  1. Werner Huber „Die Stadt und ihr Herz” Hochparterre: Zeitschrift für Architektur und Design 28/2015.