Koprivshtitsa railway station
Updated: Nov 27, 2022
My dear friends, with great pleasure I present to you the impressively beautiful and so charming Koprivshtitsa railway station!
Koprivshtitsa railway station is on the Sub-Balkan railway line and is located in the gorge formed in the valley of the Topolnitsa river, at its confluence with the Vartopska (Koznishka) river.
Due to the altitude and the peculiarities of the relief, the station is located about nine kilometers from the town of Koprivshtitsa.
East of the Koprivshtitsa railway station is the longest railway tunnel in Bulgaria, named "Koznitsa", which has a total length of 5,901 meters. The tunnel was dug in the period from 1949 to 1951.
"Koznitsa" tunnel passes under the Koznitsa cross threshold and exits into the Stryama valley near the Stryama station. From here start interesting tourist routes leading to Koprivshtitsa, the Vartopa area and the Dushantsi dam.
The railway station was built in 1951.
In 2020, a major overhaul of the Koznitsa route and tunnel was carried out. The railway was renewed, with the construction of drainage facilities and partial waterproofing. A complete catenary replacement was carried out and video surveillance was installed at both tunnel portals.
On the initiative of the Directorate of Museums, the interior of the waiting room at the station is decorated with the portraits of notable people from Koprivshtitsa in the field of history and culture in the country.
Koprivshtitsa railway station also has a rather funny and smiling side!
Industrious master hands have shaped cheerful wooden figures that decorate the old station.
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer smiles pleasantly at the passengers.
A wooden locomotive with wooden carriages arrive at the station carrying flowers and colorful mood to the passengers.
Everything is arranged masterfully and with a smile!
Trains come, stop and then go...
Passengers get on and off...
And others are just waiting...
I wish you a charming walk around!