Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod Railway History
In 1835, the first proposal for a railway line from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod emerged when Tsar Nicholas I considered the advantages of constructing a railway network in Russia and was inspired by several prominent engineers and intellectuals. Construction did not begin until 1857 and lasted until 1862.
The Moscow-to-Nizhny Novgorod railway was finished in 1869, with four passenger trains taking between 14 and 15 hours to transport 440 kilometers between the cities. The Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod train journey today is shorter than it was in the nineteenth century, taking only six hours on the Sapsan train.
The Nizhny Novgorod Duma, in 2012, established a new city square - Zheleznodorozhnikov Ploshchad - meaning "Railway Workers' Square" in Russian - in front of the local railway administration headquarters to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod railway line?
Sights on the Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod Line
Vladimir, one of the highlights of the Golden Ring, is one of Russia's most ancient cities and played an important part in medieval Russian religion, culture, and politics. Vladimir was created in 1108 by Vladimir II Monomakh, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus', and flourished at the end of the 12th century during Vsevolod III's lengthy reign when he erected some of the city's most notable structures. The Cathedral of St. Dmitry, the Assumption Cathedral, the Princess Convent, and the Golden Gate are the landmarks of Vladimir's medieval period that you can still visit.
Pavlovsk, founded in the 14th century and established as a town by Tsar Nicholas I in 1844, is a river port on the Moskva River that has been connected to Moscow since 1654. Today, Pavlovsky Posad is home to several architecturally significant buildings, including the Church of the Ascension, Resurrection Cathedral's Bell Tower, and Pokrovskoye-Vasilevsky Monastery. Pavlovo Posad is known for being the birthplace of elaborate, Russian shawls, one of Russia's most illustrious folk handicrafts. The Shawl Manufacturing Company was established in 1795 and still creates exquisite woolen shawls with intricate flower patterns today.
Nizhny Novgorod, which was established in 1220, is one of Russia's major cities and a center of history and culture with more than 600 distinct monuments, including the Grand Kremlin, Archangel Cathedral, and Museum House of Gorky (the city was known as Gorky during Soviet times). The beautiful historical Pokrovka street is ideal for a stroll, as is the famous Chkalov Staircase with 560 steps leading down to the Volga embankment.
Dzerzhinsk, a formerly closed city on the Moscow - Nizhny Novgorod train line, was once the headquarters of the Soviet chemical industry? Unfortunately, because of its history, Dzerzhinsk is one of the most polluted cities in the world, with a male life expectancy of 42 and a female life expectancy of 47 years.