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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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  • So we decided to take the train from Bucharest to sinaia so we could see peles castle. Then hop on a train from sinaia to brasvo. I had pre printed out schedules for that day, including what stops we ...  more »
  • We had booked our ticket to Brasov online (very easy) and printed it in advance, so didn't need to visit the ticket office. The station is run down but the information on train departures is very clea...  more »
  • This is the only railway station in Bucharest for both domestic and international traveling. You can buy tickets here. I recommend cash, not card. There are food shops, a waiting room, taxi, bus, metr...  more »

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