Katowice railway station is a railway station in Katowice, Silesia, Poland and is the biggest and most important railway station in the Upper Silesian Industrial Region. Both the domestic and the international connections run from there to almost every major city in Poland and Europe. The station, finished in the 1972, is an example of modern architecture. The majority of trains are operated by Polskie Koleje Państwowe.
The railway main hall style is that of late modern architecture. It was designed by recognized Polish architects of the period: Wacław Kłyszewski, Jerzy Mokrzyński and Eugeniusz Wierzbicki. Its construction was supervised by Wacław Zalewski.
The hall's unique form was worked out without respect to the special conditions of the former coal mining region, still threatened by repeated tectonic movements. Its good technical condition enables its further use. Demolition of the hall is however possible because of economical reasons and is under consideration at the moment.
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