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Sortavala Railway Station
The railway came to Sortavala in November 1893 after finishing 139-km line from Antrea. The way to Helsinki was 460 km, to St-Petersburg – 264 km, but the real joining with the Russian railway network happened only in 1914, when the bridge across Neva River was finished.
By June 1894 there was built a 2-km line to the Sortavala Port and by November of the same year a 133-km line Sortavala-Värtsilä-Joensuu.
Karelian railway opened a new chapter in the history of the city and all Ladoga region of Karelia.
The Railway Station has also become a part of Sortavala historical day of 22-nd of September, 1944; the day when at 10 AM the last train with evacuating city inhabitants took off.