Yaroslavsky railway station

Yaroslavsky station  is one of the nine main railway stations in Moscow

Yaroslavsky station
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It has the highest passenger throughput of all the nine Moscow stations, serving eastern destinations, including the Russian Far East.

Yaroslavsky station
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It is the western terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest railway in the world.

Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal
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Its name originates from the ancient city of Yaroslavl, the first large city along the railway, situated 284 km along the railway from Moscow.

History

The first Yaroslavsky station was built on this site in 1862, next to the Moscow's first rail terminal.

Historical view of the station (early 20th century)
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The existing Neorussian revival building facing Komsomolskaya Square was built in 1902–1904 by Fyodor Shechtel.

Detail
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The main departure hall beneath the fairy-tale roof connected directly into the boarding concourse.

In 1910, its platforms and concourse were expanded by Lev Kekushev.

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Two major additions, in 1965–66 and 1995, further expanded station capacity.

Currently, the station serves around 300 pairs of trains daily.