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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  • We arrived after a 16 hour journey from Budapest, yes we were late I don't know how any of the trains can be anything else but late. Anyway what a miserable place we arrived into dirty no help from an...  more »
  • This is a massive train station. It was extremely beautiful I can imagine in it's beginning. It's old and Government's seem not to maintain but simply patch & repair Infrastructure. There are all type...  more »
  • Traveling is amazing but it comes with the bitter and the sweet. On my first full day in Bucharest I've had probably one of my most frustrating travel experiences. Before I left SA I bought a rail tic...  more »

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