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Tskhinvali railway station

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Parking  yes
Previous names  Stalinir
Platforms in use  3 (2 island platforms)
Station code  579407
Opened  1940
Tracks  5
Location  South Ossetia, Tskhinvali
Owned by  South Ossetian Government
Closed  1991 (as a rail terminal)

Tskhinvali Railway station was a railway terminal in the capital of South Ossetia — Tskhinvali.

History

Until 1991 the station was to end the 33-kilometer line of the Transcaucasian railway from the station in Gori. Currently, rail service is not available, the building is used as a bus station.

The railway Gori, Georgia—Tskhinvali was opened on 8 June 1940. At that moment Tskhinvali was called Stalinir.

In 1991 the railway was stopped because of the war with Georgia.

In 1992 the station building was destroyed by the Georgian army and rebuilt only in 2002.

In 2004 Georgian Government wanted to reopen the railway for passengers and goods, but after Saakashvili became president, the plans were forgotten.

In 2008 after the Russo-Georgian conflict the Russian government wanted to build a railway from Vladikavkaz to Tskhinvali, but the plans were never developed.

Now the station is used as the main bus station of the town.

References

Tskhinvali railway station Wikipedia


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