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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

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

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.

Koprivshtitsa railway station

The railway station was built in 1951.

Koprivshtitsa railway station

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.

Koprivshtitsa railway station

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

Koprivshtitsa railway station also has a rather funny and smiling side!

Koprivshtitsa railway station

Industrious master hands have shaped cheerful wooden figures that decorate the old station.

Koprivshtitsa railway station

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer smiles pleasantly at the passengers.

Koprivshtitsa railway station

A wooden locomotive with wooden carriages arrive at the station carrying flowers and colorful mood to the passengers.

Koprivshtitsa railway station

Everything is arranged masterfully and with a smile!

Koprivshtitsa railway station

Trains come, stop and then go...

Passengers get on and off...

Koprivshtitsa railway station

And others are just waiting...


I wish you a charming walk around!


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