The Tbilisi Railway Station

The Tbilisi Railway Station was first opened in 1872, after the completion of the Poti-Tbilisi railway section, between the cities of Zestafoni and Tbilisi. The first train arrived here from Poti on October 10, 1872. At that time, there were two passenger terminals at the station – Central and Borjomi. Unfortunately, the building depicted on this postcard was demolished by the Soviet authorities in 1952 and replaced with a typical example of Stalinist architecture. However, this station was dismantled in 1982 and then reconstructed in the brutalist style. The foundation of the Stalinist structure was so strong that it had to be blasted during dismantling. Construction of the current railway station building began immediately after dismantling, but was not completed until the collapse of the USSR. In 2008, the Tbilisi city authorities completed the renovation of the station and modernized the railway platforms, and in 2010, a shopping center was opened at the station.

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