Yaroslavsky Station – The Trans-Siberian railway station in Moscow

Situated on Komsomolskaya Square, Moscow Yaroslavskaya has the highest passenger throughput of all nine of the capital’s main-line terminuses. It serves eastern destinations, including those in the Russian Far East, being the western terminus of the world’s longest railway line, the Trans-Siberian. The station takes its name from that of the ancient city of Yaroslavl which, lying 284 rail kilometres north-east of Moscow, is the first large city served by the line.

The early history of Yaroslavsky railway station is mainly linked to the construction of a number of railway lines in the north of the European part of Russia. These routes, emerged in the second half of the 19th century, during a railway construction boom in the Russian Tsarist Empire.

Yaroslavsky Railway Station connects Moscow with northern Russia, the Urals, Siberia, the Far East and the capitals of China and Mongolia. Suburban trains from Yaroslavsky Railway Station head towards Aleksandrov / Image: rusmania.com

Featured Image: Moscow Yaroslavsky Railway terminal / Image: Legion Media

Websites: eng.rzd.ru, yaroslavsky.dzvr.ru


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