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New Railway Station

The New Railway Station is a building of modern architecture of the 1960s.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )


    1951 Its operation began but was quite limited.

    1962 Inaugurated.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)


  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)


  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)


  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)


  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)


  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)


  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)


  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)


What I can see

The railway station building is 134m. long and 40m. wide. Although it is a building of post-war modernism, it has a classicist rationalism, as seen from the wings on either side of the entrance and from the doric tone on the facades. These elements were retained because the original design was classicistic, but ultimately the building was not constructed as a classicistic building.

What I can't see

It is the largest railway station in the country and one of the largest in the Balkans. It occupies a total area of ​​8.037 acres. It is a sample of the modern architecture of the post-war period, and was part of the effort at that time to modernize the city centre with emblematic buildings and public spaces of this architectural style. These buildings have a prominent position in the city and are landmarks in the urban landscape. The New Railway Station was designed in 1936 by Nikos Mitsakis, but the works were stopped due to the war, continued in 1949, and redesigned 10 years later by Demosthenis Molfesis and Thymios Papagiannis. Today, the station is renovated and has a network of 8 electromotive lines.

Info

  • Address: 28 Monastiriou St.
  • Τηλέφωνο: +30 2310 517517, 517518

Bibliography

Oudatzi K.M. (2015), Σύγχρονος αστικός ιστός με επιμέρους αρχιτεκτονικές ταυτότητες [Modern urban fabric with individual architectural identities], in Kairidis D. (2015), (επ), Θεσσαλονίκη, μια πόλη σε μετάβαση, 1912- 2012, [Thessaloniki, a city in transition, 1912-2012], OFF, PEEV, Νavarino Network, Epikentro, p. 453- 464

 

Handrinos G., (d.u.), Το σιδηροδρομικό συγκρότημα της Θεσσαλονίκης, [The railway complex of Thessaloniki], Sidirotrochia v.41-42