Three Station Square

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Three of Moscow's key railway terminals, Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky and Kazansky, are in Komsomolskaya Ploschad (Komsomolskaya Square), popularly christened Three Station Square. Komsomolskaya Ploschad is a critical transport junction and a notable historic spot.

The Art Deco building of Yaroslavsky railway terminal was designed by the great Moscow architect, Fyodor Schechtel, and built in 1904. Trains run from Yaroslavsky railway terminal to Arkhangelsk, Yaroslavl, Vladivostok and Nizhny Novgorod. Leningradsky railway terminal next door, built in 1849 and named Nikolayevsky before 1917, covers Saint Petersburg, Pskov, Murmansk and Petrozavodsk. Across from these stations lies Kazansky railway terminal, a festive-looking early 1900s building in the faux Russian style with Art Deco features, designed by Alexey Shchusev. The terminal took decades to build, and was not finished until 1940. The square is also home to the Railway Workers' Culture Centre, also designed by Shchusev, and one of Moscow's Seven Sisters: Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel.