Toledo railway station

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Toledo
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General information
LocationPaseo Rosa, Toledo, Spain
Coordinates 39°51′45″N4°00′41″W / 39.8624°N 4.01125°W / 39.8624; -4.01125
Owned by adif
Platforms3
Construction
Parking325
Other information
Station code IATA: XTJ [1]
History
Opened12 June 1858
Rebuilt24 April 1919
Passengers
20181,742,695 [2]
Platforms GS4 zz3007ToledoBahnhof.jpg
Platforms

The Toledo railway station is a railway station in Toledo, Spain, which was designed by architect Narciso Clavería y de Palacios in the Neo-Mudéjar style. [3]

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History

The railway reached Toledo in 1858. The original station was of functional design and was opened on 12 June 1858 by Isabella II of Spain, accompanied by Francisco de Asís, Duke of Cádiz. [4]

The present station opened on 24 April 1919. It was designed to echo the historic architecture of the city. The central section is flanked by two side naves, one of which is adjacent to the clock tower, which imitates the style of Toledo church towers.

The railway company responsible for the construction of Toledo station, the Compañía de los Ferrocarriles de Madrid a Zaragoza y Alicante , also built other stations in Neo-Mudejar style such as that of Aranjuez.

The station has been declared a Property of Cultural Interest and classified as a monument. It was restored in the twenty-first century in connection with the inauguration of the Madrid–Toledo high-speed rail line in 2005. [5] The old line along the Tagus valley in the direction of Aranjuez has been dismantled, and Toledo no longer has a conventional line.

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References

  1. Airport information for Toledo Railway Station at Transport Search website.
  2. "Adif - Información de estaciones - Toledo". ADIF. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  3. Estaciones Históricas, Adif
  4. "Foreign and Colonial Epitome" . Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser. England. 30 June 1858. Retrieved 5 April 2022 via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. Madrid - Toledo line, Adif
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