The Royal Station of Bucharest Băneasa

Postat 04-08-2021 in Events

Built during the same period as the Royal Station of Sinaia (1937-1938) and the underground passage from the Mioriţa Fountain, the Royal Station of Bucharest Băneasa was intended for the departures and arrivals of King Carol the Second, members of the government, the Royal Family and high dignitaries invited in the capital. The esplanade connecting the station of Băneasa to the main road allowed for troop alignment and development of processions. During the communist era, it became a presidential station, currently being used for boarding / disembarkation of passengers of some trains travelling on the 800 mainline. Since 2012, the Royal Station of Băneasa, a station with historical significance, is periodically used by the Royal Family of Romania as a departure and arrival point for…

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The Caracău Viaduct – the largest concrete arched viaduct in Romania

Postat 30-07-2021 in Events

The Caracău Viaduct in Harghita county is the most important construction on the Miercurea-Ciuc – Ghimeş railway route, put into use on October the 18th 1897, with the opening of the Ciceu – Ghimeş railway line, important due to the fact that it connects Moldova with Transylvania. Built in a mountainous region, on a rugged terrain, difficult to access, it represents the largest artwork executed by CFR after the construction of the bridge from Cernavoda. It was destroyed in both world wars, in 1916 and 1944, respectively, and rebuilt each time. After the Second World War, from December 1944 until February the 12th 1945, the Romanian construction engineers made a temporary wooden viaduct. This was a unique performance in the history of railway construction. In…

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The Filiași – Bumbești – Livezeni railway

Postat 22-07-2021 in Events

The Filiași – Bumbești – Livezeni railway connects the Transylvanian Plateau with the Romanian Plain through the coal basin from the Jiu Valley and is famous in history for the Bumbești – Livezeni section, completed a few years after the Second World War. Besides the paramount importance in rail transport, the railway that crosses the Jiu gorge also offers spectacular landscapes. Spanning 117 km in length, the railway line was built by the CFR administration between 1886-1948 in five stages. During the first 2 stages, the Filiași – Cărbunești (46 km) and Cărbunești – Târgu Jiu (24 km) railway sections were inaugurated in 1888, the works being carried out at a sustained pace because they were declared works of public utility. For 27 years, Târgu…

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The Danube Cliff and the Filești Tunnel in the European Year of Railways

Postat 22-07-2021 in Events

The Danube Cliff The railway connects all the important areas, which allows the trains to ensure the mobility of people traveling for business, commute, recreation etc. It is an invention that has changed the world over time, contributing as a factor of progress to economic development and the shaping of modern man. In the European Year of Railways, CFR Călători proposes you, in addition to the traditional holiday and recreation destinations – sea and mountains, to explore also by train other beautiful areas of the country, this time the Danube Cliff in Galați, the longest river cliff in Europe! You have to take the CFR Călători train up to Galați –  the only city in Romania located on the three historical provinces of Moldavia, Wallachia…

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The history of the royal train

Postat 07-07-2021 in Events

The royal train witnessed an important part of Romania’s history going through three forms of government: monarchy, communism and democracy. The train was ordered by King Ferdinand I in 1926 at the Ernesto Breda Construzioni Meccaniche factories in Milan, so that His Majesty and Queen Mary could make state visits to neighboring countries. The train was ready a year after the death of King Ferdinand and was used by his family. The train is composed of the lounge coach, the King’s coach, the Queen’s coach, the guest coach and the coach of the House of His Majesty the King. The lounge coach is the one in which official dinners were held, and consists of the living room, where 24 people can sit at the table…

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Explore the railway route Suceava – Putna

Postat 02-07-2021 in Events

On the Day of the Holy Voivode Stephen the Great, celebrated on the 2nd of July, you can make a journey of the Suceava – Putna route, a railway in the historical province of Bucovina. Measuring 73 kilometers, it connects the former capital of Moldavia during the rule of Stephen the Great and the Putna Monastery. Considering that 2021 is the European Year of Rail, this represents a good opportunity to discover the secondary railways which were closed and reopened for their touristic and historical value, such as Suceava – Putna, with the following path: Suceava – Suceava North – Dărmăneşti – Milişăuţi – Ţibeni – Dorneşti – Rădăuţi – Gălăneşti – Vicov – Vicovu de Jos – Bivolăria – Gura Putnei – Putna Troiţă…

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