It is almost all made of wood. The historic railway station in Žičín as good as new

It was built in 1883. The railway station in the small town of Žičín is a historic building administratively located in Podeblocie. The railwaymen rebuilt it, adapting it to the modern needs of passengers. However, as many old elements as possible have been preserved.

The railway station is a unique example of late 19th century architecture. It is almost entirely built of wood. The building has monument status, so the renovation work was prepared in consultation with a conservationist. The façade has only undergone minor conservation work, such as painting and restoration. Its renovation had already taken place in 2013. During the recent work, illuminated lettering and a circular clock were installed, which is visible from the platforms. The entire edifice has been given backlighting.

The interior of the station has an interesting look. The walls are lined with panelling. The old tiled cooker is of historical value and has been exposed. The floor is partly made of original terracotta tiles, which have been supplemented with new tiles of a similar design. New benches were placed in the waiting area and a passenger information system was installed.

How has the station’s surroundings changed? A new feature is a shelter for bicycles. Several parking spaces for cars have been created. The surroundings are complemented by street furniture – benches, lamps and bins.

The railwaymen have been following the same standard for several years when it comes to adapting and rebuilding facilities to make them accessible to people with disabilities. Therefore, the railway station in Życzyn is free of as many architectural barriers as possible. The facility has also gained environmentally friendly solutions – lighting and an intelligent building management system that optimises electricity consumption.

The reconstruction of the station cost PLN 9.2 million. The design documentation for the works at the railway station in Życzyn was prepared by the Demiurg studio. The investment was carried out as part of the Railway Station Investment Programme with EU funding from the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment.

source: PKP S.A.

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