Moscow Leningradsky railway terminal (russian: Ленинградский вокзал, ''Leningradsky vokzal'') also known as Moscow Passazhirskaya station (russian: Москва-Главная-Пассажирская) is the oldest of Moscow's nine railway terminals. Situated on Komsomolskaya Square, the station serves north-western directions, notably Saint Petersburg. International services from the station include Tallinn, Estonia, operated by GoRail, and Helsinki, Finland. It is the only Moscow railway terminal operated by October Railway rather than Moscow Railway.


thumb|left|200px|Leningradsky railway station at night The station was constructed between 1844 and 1851 to an eclectic design by Konstantin Thon as the terminus of the Moscow-Saint Petersburg Railway, a pet project of Emperor Nicholas I. Regular connection was opened in 1851. Initially it was known as Peterburgsky (i.e., St Petersburg station). Upon the Emperor's death five years later, the station was named Nikolayevsky (and the railway Nikolayevskaya) after him and retained this name until 1924, when the Bolsheviks renamed it Oktyabrsky terminal (and the corresponding railway to October railway), to commemorate the October Revolution. The present name was given in 1937.
/ref> Thon's design follows closely that of Moskovsky railway terminal (Saint Petersburg)|the station's counterpart in St. Petersburg. The monotonous regularity of rustication and pilasters is enlivened with Italianate details (ground floor windows strongly reminiscent of the Palazzo Rucellai) and an elegant clocktower at the centre (probably inspired by the Palazzo Senatorio in Rome). Even more rigorous is the exterior of the nearby Moscow Customs House (1844–1852), also by Thon. The interior of the station was modernized and renovated in 1950 and 1972.


Long distance from Moscow

There are also numerous ordinary long range trains to these directions.

High-speed rail

High-speed commuter rail Since 1 October 2015, Siemens Desiro RUS high speed commuter trains operating on Moscow-Tver and Moscow-Kryukovo (Zelenograd) routes. The major stops on the route are:Khimki, Kryukovo (Zelenograd), Podsolnechnaya (Solnechnogorsk) and Klin.

Other destinations

Suburban destinations

Suburban commuter trains (''elektrichka'') connect Leningradsky station with stations and platforms of the Leningradsky suburban railway line, in particular, with the towns of Khimki, Zelenograd (Kryukovo), Solnechnogorsk (Podsolnechnaya), Klin, Konakovo, and Tver.


Image:Leningradsky Station.jpg|The platform of the Leningrad station in 2010. Image:Express(Moscow-St.PeterBurg) - panoramio.jpg|Express Moscow—St. Petersburg Sapsan at the Leningradsky Railway Station Image:ES2G-016 (Desiro RUS) Moscow-Tver at Leningradsky railway station 2016-07-30 002.jpg|Electric train Lastochka (eng. ''Swallow'') ES2G-016 Moscow-Tver at the Leningradsky railway station Image:Russian named passenger train "Krasnaya Strela". Moscow, Leningradskiy station.jpg|Overnight sleeper train "Red Arrow" at the Leningrad station in Moscow Image:Николаевский_вокзал2.jpg|Historical view of the station (1900) Image:Leningradterminal01.jpg|View from Komsomolskaya (Koltsevaya Line) metro station Image:Ленинградский зал 01.jpg|Leningradsky railway station after reconstruction Image:Aliexpress.jpg|Aliexpress pavilion at the Leningrad station


External links

Leningradsky station Official site
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