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Suceava North Railway Station (Ițcani)


GPS (47.676193237305; 26.235689163208)
district Suceava
region Suceava
locality Suceava
category Public buildings
year 1871
ethnic Germans


Between 1870 and 1871, at a time when it was included in Austria-Hungary, Suceava was connected by a railway line through the Iţcani station to other important cities of Bukovinaregion, and through the Burdujeni station with the Kingdom of Romania. The Iţcani station building (now Suceava North) was raised by two Austrian entrepreneurs C. Gall and F. Ronchetti, builders of the Roman—Burdujeni—Iţcani—Chernowitz rail line, was commissioned in 1871. The station is a building with two levels, following the blueprint of other Austrian railway stations located in Central European areas, in neo-romantic style marked by a rectangular plane, ogive-arched vaults, broken-key arcs and arches and battlements and corner towers in Gothic Revival style. Until 1918, when Bukovina was joined with Romania, the station served as an important railway hub for passenger traffic and cargo transit within both Austria–Hungary and Romania. It was the border point between Romania and Austria-Hungary on the Cisleithanian side, while in Romania the corresponding station was Suceava Station (Burdujeni).