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Belorussky Rail Terminal (Russian: Белорусский вокзал, IPA: ) is one of nine rail terminals in Moscow. It was opened in 1870 and rebuilt in its current form in 1910-12.
Trains and destinations
Suburban commuter trains (elektrichka) connect Belorussky Rail Terminal with towns of Barvikha, Usovo, Odintsovo, Golitsyno, Zvenigorod, Kubinka, Mozhaysk, Gagarin and Vyazma.
Some suburban commuter trains (elektrichka) also proceed to Savyolovsky Rail Terminal to the Savyolovo direction destinations (Dolgoprudny, Lobnya, Nekrasovsky, Iksha, Dmitrov, Taldom, Dubna) and to Kursky Rail Terminal to Kursk direction destinations (Shcherbinka, Podolsk, Serpukhov).
Belorussky Rail Terminal connected to Savyolovsky Rail Terminal (before May 30, 2010) and Sheremetyevo International Airport by Aeroexpress trains.
Construction of the railway from Moscow to Smolensk, and then to Minsk and Warsaw, started in the second half of the 1860s. Construction of the station, known as Smolensky, began in late April 1869. A grand opening of the Moscow-Smolensk railway took place on 19 September 1870, the station became the sixth in Moscow. In November 1871 after the extension of the railway to Belarus, the station was renamed Belorussky Station. On the 15 May 1910 the right wing of the new station opened, and in 26 February 1912 and the left wing opened. The station was designed by architect Ivan Strukov. On the 4 May 1912 the railway was renamed the Alexander Railway, the station was renamed Alexander Station. In August 1922 the Alexander and the Moscow-Baltic railways were merged into the Moscow-Belarus-Baltic, so the station was renamed Belorussian-Baltic station. In May 1936 and, after yet another reorganization of the railways, the station received its present name - Belorussky Station.
- A film "Belorussky Terminal" was created in 1970 by Andrey Smirnov.
- The terminal was featured in "The Bourne Supremacy" where Jason Bourne arrives from Berlin and takes a taxi.