Zaporizhzhia-II Old Railway Station

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Location

Zaporizhzhia

Status

пам’ятка історії та архітектури

Completed

1904 

Destroyed/damaged

March 16, 2022
rocket attack

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Zaporizhzhia-II station (formerly Aleksandrovsk-II) was opened in 1904 during the construction of the Catherine Railway and turned the city (called Aleksandrovsk until 1921) into an important junction of passenger and freight traffic with a total length of 10,000 km. The station was built in 1904 by engineer Borys Ripas. It was a one-story building of asymmetrical composition in modernized forms of historicism, decorated with terracotta bricks. The main entrances were decorated in the form of square towers with crown-shaped tented roofs and spires.

The building of the old railway station had a standard design, and similar buildings could be seen at other stations of this railway branch. What makes it unique is that only in Zaporizhzhia has this station remained almost unchanged and continued to serve its main purpose.

The station building was destroyed during World War II. The architectural forms of the old station were restored as part of the post-war reconstruction.

Before

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On the morning of March 16, 2022, Russian troops bombed civilian targets in Zaporizhzhia. As a result of the rocket attack, the facades, windows, and roof of the historic building of the old Zaporizhzhia-II railway station were damaged.

After

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