Moscow Railway Stations

Metropolitan area of Moscow is quite big and there are two ways to get out of the city – roads with taxi and public buses and suburban electric train called “elektrichka” in Russia. You can use it to get to various destinations even in the neighbouring regions like Tul’skaya oblast’, Yaroslavskaya oblast’ and other ones. As Moscow is a center of European Russia surrounded by multiple small and quite big satellite-cities population of which works in the capital and have to go to and out Moscow on a daily basis. So the suburban railway is quite developed and effective here and many many trains come everyday to main Moscow Railway Stations. Also international and inter-city long-distance trips can be taken from these stations. So today we will talk about Moscow Railway Stations – Vokzal in Russian.

Nowadays in Moscow we have 9 railway stations. First we will talk about Ploshad’ Tryoh Vokzalov (Three Railway Stations Square) where Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky and Kazansky railway stations are located.

Leningradsky Vokzal

photo by Lana Mayakovskaya@FlickR

This station has been functioning since 1851 and Is the mirror image of the Moskovsky Railway Station in St. Petersburg. So as you understand from this station you can go towards St. Petersburg.and further to Finland. Suburban trains (Elektrichka) can bring you to Krukovo (Zelenograd), Podsolnechny (Solnechnogorsk), Klin, Konakovo and Tver’. You can get to the metro stations Komomol’skaya of Kol’tsevaya and Sokol’nicheskaya lines of Moscow Metro from this Railway Station.

Yaroslavsky Vokzal

photo by Dmitry Pukhalsky@FlickR

The station has been functioning since 1862 and links Moscow to areas of the Northern Russia, Urals, Siberia and Far East (here starts the Transsiberan railway Moscow-Vladivistok, 9302 kilometers long) and also it links Moscow to capitals of China, Mongolia, and North Korea. You can get to the metro stations Komomol’skaya of Kol’tsevaya and Sokol’nicheskaya lines of Moscow Metro from this Railway Station.

Kazansky Vokzal

This station has been functioning since 1862. Long-distance traince depart from there and besides this two directions of suburban trains are available – to Murom – east direction and to Ryazan’ – south-west direction. As from two above mentioned stations uou can get to the metro stations Komomol’skaya of Kol’tsevaya and Sokol’nicheskaya lines of Moscow Metro from this Railway Station.

Belorusski Vokzal

The station is located on Tverskaya Zastava square (Belorusskaya metro station of both Kol’tsevaya and Zamoskvoretskaya lines) and has been functioning since 1870. From here depart long-distance train to the North, West direction of Russia and abroad, suburban trains (Electrichka they called remember guys :)) to Vyaz’ma, Usovo and Zvenigorod. Aeroexpress to the Sheremetyevo airport departs from here as well.

Kievsky Vokzal

This station located on Ploshad’ Kievskogo Vokzala (Kievskaya metro station of Kol’tsevaya and Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya – blue- line )and has been functioning sinse 1918. Nowadays sburban trains go to Solnechnaya, Lesnoy Gorodok, Aprelevka, Bekasovo, Kresty, Naro-Fominsk, Maloyaroslavets as well as aeroexpress to Domodedovo airport. Long-distance trains go to Bryanks, further to Kiev and from there further to other big cities of Central and Western Ukraine.

Kursky Vokzal

photo by Volkov.Us@FlickR

This station located on Ploshad’ Kurskogo Vokzala (Kurskaya metro station of Kol’tsevaya and Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya – blue- line, Chkalovskaya of Lyublinskaya line) and has been functioning sinse 1896. Suburban trains to South direction go to Tsaritsyno, Podol’sk, L’vovskaya, Chekhov ,Serpukhov, Tarusskaya, Tula, Orel ad expresses to Orel and Tula. Long distance trains go to Orel, Kursk, Belgorod, Khar’kov, cities of South-East Ukraine and Crimea, and via Khar’kov to Rostov-on-Don and North Caucasus cities and Russian Black Sea seaside. Other destination is called Gor’kovskoye and there suburban trains go to the East to Reutovo, Balashikha, Zheleznodorozhny, Fryazevo, Noginsk, Zakharovo, Pavlovsky Posad, Elektrogorsk, Krutoe, Petushki and , sometimes, to Vladimir. Long distance trains to Nizhny Novgorod are available as well.

Paveletsky Vokzal

This station located on Ploshad’ Paveletskogo Vokzala square (Paveletskaya metro station of Kol’tsevaya and Zamoskvoretskaya – green – line )and has been functioning sinse 1900. From here goes aeroexpress to Domodedovo airport plus suburban trains to Paveletskoe direction to the Uzunovo station. The railwa station links Moscow to Volga region, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, the Caucasus.

Rizhsky Vokzal

This station has been functioning sinse 1901 and located on Rizhskaya Ploshad’ square (Rizhskaya metro station of Kaluzhsko-Rirzhkaya – orange – line). Only two long-distance trains go from this station – to Riga and to Velikie Luki. Suburban trains go to Nakhabino, Dedovsk, Istra, Rumyantsevo, Volokolamsk and Shakhovskaya.

Savelovsky Vokzal

This station has been functioning sinse 1902 and located on Ploshad’ Bnutyrskoi Zastavy square (Savelovskaya metro station of Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya – grey – line). From this station there are suburban trains to Dubna and Savelovo, Dolgoprudny, Lobnya, Dmitrov, Taldom ets. There are no long-distance trains here – only Elektrichkas.

So guys, hope this information was useful and interesting to you. Soon we will tell about some even more interesting Moscow stuff so stay connected and like us on Facebook here!

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