JSC “Russian Railways” is a transport and logistics complex of strategic and economic importance for the whole of Russia. Novosibirsk can be safely called the center of Russian Railways. After all, it was with the construction of an ordinary railway station on the Ob River that a one and a half million megalopolis began to emerge, which became the center of the West Siberian Railway.
Artery of Russian Railways: West Siberian Railway
Russian Railways in Novosibirsk is the center of the West Siberian Railway, put into operation in 1896. More than 5,000 kilometers connect the Far East, Transbaikalia, Eastern Siberia with the European territory of Russia, Kazakhstan, Central Asia. West Siberian Railways plays an important role in the economic sphere of five regions of the country: Omsk, Kemerovo, Tomsk, Novosibirsk regions and Altai Krai. Russian Railways ensures the continuous operation of many enterprises in the country. And at the same time, it is the main accessible long-distance transport for most citizens.
Key stations of the West Siberian Railway
The network of the West Siberian Railway includes many stations: Novokuznetsk, Issyk Kul, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Barnaul and others. The main one among them is the Novosibirsk- Glavny railway station. From here, it is easy to get to Moscow and other major cities by direct communication: St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Sochi. Trains run regularly according to the schedule, which can always be found on the official website of the Russian Railways. You can also buy an e-ticket here. The stations of the West Siberian Railway provide jobs for more than 50,000 people. Russian Railways employees are provided with a full social package and benefits. For many residents of small settlements, this is the only place of decent work.
Russian Railways — historical heritage of Novosibirsk
Walking through the center of Novosibirsk, it is easy to notice that the history of the city is closely connected with the Russian Railways. Here you will find such architectural monuments as Novosibirsk-Glavny railway station, the building of the West Siberian Railway Administration, the House of Culture of Railway Workers. In many squares of the city you can admire interesting installations in the form of steam locomotives. And of course, such sights of Novosibirsk associated with Russian Railways as the museum of railway equipment, the Lunin steam locomotive at the Memorial of Glory, the Children’s Railway in Zaeltsovsky Park do not remain without the attention of tourists.
3 kilometers of railway exhibits
And the museum of railway equipment, located in the open air at 54/1 Razdezdnaya Street, will appeal to both adults and children. You can walk around the exhibition grounds with a length of about 3 km all day. Here you will see about 200 exhibits of rolling stock and retro automotive equipment. And you will also be able to carefully examine the ambulance car with the operating room, and even the church car, which performs the function of a traveling temple on wheels.
Express trains in the suburbs of Novosibirsk
The transport structure of Novosibirsk is diverse, but a convenient and fast way of traveling by train deserves special attention. On the left side of the Main railway Station is the Suburban railway Station. Here you can use the services of JSC Express suburb of Novosibirsk. Buy a train ticket and you will get to remote areas and suburbs of Novosibirsk without traffic jams.
Convenient transport for tourists
If you are in Novosibirsk passing through or on a tourist trip in the summer, be sure to visit the Berdsky Bay of the Ob reservoir. To admire the local nature and relax by the water surrounded by a pine forest, take a commuter train from the Yuzhny railway station. From the Western and Eastern railway stations, it will also be convenient for you to get to settlements in the eastern and western directions from Novosibirsk.
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