Kramatorsk railway station

railway station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine

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Kramatorsk railway station

Залізни́чна ста́нція Крамато́рськ
Вокзал Краматорск.JPG
Kramatorsk station
General information
LocationDonetsk Oblast
Ukraine
Coordinates48°43′33″N 37°32′35″E / 48.7259°N 37.5431°E / 48.7259; 37.5431Coordinates: 48°43′33″N 37°32′35″E / 48.7259°N 37.5431°E / 48.7259; 37.5431
Train operatorsDonets Railway
History
Opening1868
Services, suspended April 2022
Preceding station Ukrzaliznytsya.svg Ukrainian Railways Following station
Druzhkivka IC 712K / 712D Terminus
Dmitrievka Donets Railway
Lymanskaya (DH-2)
6 km
toward Skotuvata
Location

Kramatorsk railway station is a railway station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, served by Donets Railway. It is located at a junction of north-south and east-west lines connecting the city to other centres in the country including Kyiv, Odessa, and Kostiantynivka.

History

The station was built when construction of the railway line began south of Sloviansk in 1868 and the Kramatorsk site was in a suitable position, being at a junction of lines. At first the railway was a single track. It was completed in 1879 and the building, now made of stone, had two floors. In the same years the settlement grew. During World War II the historical building was destroyed and in 1952 it was rebuilt according to the design of architect Syromyatnikov. An old locomotive was placed in the station forecourt in 2021 as a monument, commemorating the model produced by the Soviet Union until 1957.[1]

Russian invasion

Consequences of the airstrike

The station was damaged and numerous civilians were killed and injured by the Kramatorsk railway bombing in April 2022 during the Russian invasion.[2] The attack killed at least 50 people, who were civilians trying to evacuate. It is unknown if or when passenger rail service will resume after the attack.[3]

Facilities and services

The station operates 24 hours a day, with freight and long-distance passenger trains, suburban and regional trains. It offers the normal passenger services and holds long-distance transport documents, storage, toilets and others. Next to the station, in the Station Square, there are stops for urban public transport.[4]

Connected to the station there are workshops for the repair and maintenance of railway equipment.

References

  1. ^ "У Краматорську на привокзальній площі встановили маневровий танк-паровоз (фото)". v-variant.com.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2022-04-08.
  2. ^ Laizans, Janis; Piper, Elizabeth (2022-04-08). "Ukraine says 39 killed in rocket strike on rail evacuation hub". Reuters. Retrieved 2022-04-08.
  3. ^ "'It was catastrophic,' relief worker says of the Ukraine train station missile strike". CBC Radio. 8 April 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Железнодорожный вокзал Краматорск". vokzal.org.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-04-08.
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