Modernisation works on the Polish stretch of the Rail Baltica route are intended to adapt the line to widely accepted EU standards for railway lines, which includes adapting stations on the line to the needs of all travellers.
The historic station of Boguszów-Gorce Zachód, just 1km west of the legendary Gold Train town of Wałbrych in Lower Silesia and close to the stunning Książ Castle, has undergone a major transformation to reclaim its former colour scheme as well as gain some delightful new features.
Particularly notable is the grand elevation of the main building. In the lower section, the granite plinth has been cleaned and in the upper section, a wooden cladding, characteristic of the Polish highland style of the region, has been laid. Between these two sections, a light coloured grooved plaster has been added.
VIDEO: Today, the station resembles the palatial grandeur of its heyday, allowing visitors to admire a historic building and feel the atmosphere of its majesty from the turn of the 19th and 20th century.
So far, 26 out of nearly 200 train stations have been rebuilt as part of Polish State Railway’s plan to make it easier for those with disabilities to travel.
VIDEO: The windows were created in a specialist artists’ workshop with the use of ‘cathedral glass’. In order to protect it, a windshield will be built from the outside and a glass shield from the inside of the hall.
Builders stumbled upon the bottle during renovations at the city’s Central Train Station. Inside was a handwritten note referring to the tragic 1970 protests which led to over 40 deaths.
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Buried in the deepest south-easterly recess of Poland, Przemyśl’s geography has determined that it goes largely unnoticed: not just by foreigners but also by Poles themselves. And that means the city can feel like your own private fiefdom.