Moscow is the capital of Russia and its major political, economic, cultural, educational, transportation and touristic center. This great city, rich in history and traditions is an excellent place to visit at any time. Moscow offers superb facilities for tourists including transportation service. One of the most convinient and popular means of transport is train. There are nine railway stations in Moscow. All of them are named after the direction they serve and located in the center of the capital of Russia.
Address: 3 Komsomolskaya Sq.
Leningradsky Train Station (Leningradsky Vokzal) is the oldest of nine train terminals of Moscow. The station is located near Komsomolskaya metro station. The Leningradsky Train Station serves North-Western Russia, including St.Petersburg, Novgorod, Petrozavodsk, Murmansk, Finland and Estonia. The Leningradsky Railway Station was constructed between 1844 and 1851 by architect Konstantin Thon under the decree of Emperor Nicholas I and has the same design as the Moskovsky Railway Station in St. Petersburg. Since the opening The Leningradsky Railway Station has changed names several times and renovated in 1950 and 1972. The Leningradsky Railway Station continues to develop increasing the number of services for passengers.
Yaroslavlsky Train Station
Address: 5 Komsomolskaya Sq.
Yaroslavlsky Train Station (Yaroslavski Vokzal) is located next to Komsomolskaya metro station. The trains from this terminal carry out the following destinations: Trans-Siberian, Golden Ring, North-Eastern Russia, the Russian Far East, Mongolia and China. The station has the highest passenger throughput of all the nine railway sations of the city. The Yaroslavlsky Train Station is the Western terminus of the longest railroad in the world — the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Kazansky Train Station
Address: 2 Komsomolskaya Sq.
Kazansky Train Station (Kazansky Vokzal) is situated close to Komsomolskaya metro station. The railway station serves Kazan, Tatarstan, Urals, Central Asia and South of Russia. The modern building of the station was constructed between 1913 and 1940 according the design of architect Alexey Shchusev. The building of the Kazansky Train Station resembles the Söyembikä Tower in Kazan.
Address: 7 Tverskaya Zastava Sq.
Belorussky Train Station (Belorussky Vokzal) serves the following directions: Belorus, Kalliningrad (Russia), Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic. The Belorussky Train Station was designed by architect Ivan Strukov. The station was opened in 1870 and rebuilt in 1910-1912. The station also serves suburban destinations and is connected to Sheremetyevo International Airport by Aeroexpress trains.
Address: 2 Kievskogo Vokzala Sq.
Kievsky Train Station (Kievsky Vokzal) is located near Kievskaya metro station. This rail terminal serves Ukraine and Southeastern Europe. The station was built between 1914 and 1918 in the Byzantine Revival style by Ivan Rerberg and Vladimir Shukhov. The Kievsky Train Station is the only railway station in Moscow having a frontage facing the Moskva River.
Kursky Train Station
Address: 29 Zemlyanoi Val St.
Kursky Train Station (Kurski Vokzal) serves Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Oryol, Perm, Southern Russia, Caucasus, Eastern Ukraine, Crimea. The nearest metro stations are Kurskaya and Chkalovskaya. The station was constructed in 1896 under the guidance of N.P. Orlov and in 1972 it was reconstructed by architect G.I. Voloshinov.
Address: 1 Paveletskaya Sq.
Paveletsky Train Station (Paveletsky Vokzal) serves the following log-distance directions: Almaty, Voronezh, Baku, Luhansk, Saratov, Donetsk, Tambov, Lipetsk, Volgograd, Yelets and Astrakhan. The Aeroexpress trains link the terminal with Domodedovo Airport. The old building of the station was constructed in 1900 by architect A. Krasovskiy and reconstructed in 1987 under guidance of architects A.Gurkov, S.Kuznetsova and A.Vorontsov. The new station is several times larger by volume and capable to receive and serve about 10000 people at an hour.
Rizhsky Train Station
Address: 79/3 Rizhskaya Sq.
Rizhsky Train Station (Rizhsky Vokzal) is situated close to Rizhskaya metro station and serves baltic directions such as Latvia and Lithuania. The terminal was opened in 1901. The building of the station was designed by architect S. Brzhozovsky, who also was the author of Vitebsky station in St. Petersburg, but construction was conducted under guidance of architect J. Ditrich. Since the openning the station has changed its names several times. In 1946 the station was renamed Rizhsky. Nowadays the station is a modern transport complex. The Rizhsky train station also features the Moscow Railway Museum.
Savyolovsky Train Station
Address: Savyolovskogo Vokzala Sq.
Savyolovsky Train Station (Savyolovsky Vokzal) serves suburban directions north of the Moscow and the following long-distance destinations: Kostroma, Cherepovets, Vologda (Russia). The station also serves to and from Sheremetyevo airport. The closest metro station is Savyolovskaya. The station was constructed during 1897–1902 and was named after a village Savyolovo situated along the line. The station was reconstructed to its 90th anniversary.