Railway station Krasnoe Selo
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Railway station Krasnoe Selo

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October Railway Station, in Krasnoselsky district of St. Petersburg, on the line Saint Petersburg - Ligovo - Gatchina-Baltic. Located on the eastern outskirts of the Krasnoe Selo. 
The station stop all through it suburban electric trains.
At stations located bus stops urban and suburban routes.

The first station building was built by architect N. Benoit in Gothic forms. During World War II it was destroyed.

At the station, two passenger platforms: the lateral and insular (used only on one side). Side passenger platform adjacent to the station. There is also a lateral load platform. The current station building was built after the Great Patriotic War in the Empire style with columns. There is a waiting room with ticket office. Railway in the direction of St. Petersburg two-track, single-track in the direction of Gatchina.


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