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Bucharest North Railway Station, Bucharest

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Bucharest North railway station is the main railway station in Bucharest and the largest railway station in Romania. The vast majority of mainline trains to and from Bucharest originate from Gara de Nord.HistoryIt was initially named Gara Târgoviștei, after the road nearby, Calea Târgoviștei .The first railways between Roman - Galați - Bucharest - Pitești were built in 1872.The station and its surroundings were heavily bombed by the Allies in April 1944 during a campaign aimed at the Axis supply lines, since the station played an important part in the Romanian railway network and was the main departure point for troops headed to the Eastern Front.Current statusThere are currently 14 tracks and 8 platforms.As of 2009, Gara de Nord served about 200 trains, including domestic trains operated by Căile Ferate Române, Regiotrans and Trans Feroviar calatori as well international trains to Hungary - Budapest, Bulgaria - Sofia, Varna and Burgas, Republic of Moldova - Chișinău, Ukraine - Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk and Chernivtsi, Austria - Vienna, Turkey - Istanbul, Russia - Moscow and Saratov, Belarus - Minsk.
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  • I travelled with family so I felt safer but I suggest you don't go alone specially in the evening. We were lucky because the lady in the ticket office who doesn't speak English is very patient so we m...  more »
  • A central station with little to see, is a little confusing and a lot of people asking, especially children
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  • Great big station with many connections, however as a partially open building it's easy for more unsavoury crowd to gather. I suggest coming in a checking your departure tracks and staying in a little...  more »