In 1861 the first train from Przemysl arrived in Lviv and thus connected the city with the rest of the European continent.
The building of the station was designed by architect Władysław Sadłowski. The grand opening of the station was in March 1904.
The metal covering over the platforms was constructed and transported from Moravia. The facade of the building was decorated with large allegorical figures of "Industry" and "Trade" (sculptor A. Popel) and next to them there are two more figures which symbolize Lviv and the railway traffic (sculptor Petro Viitovych).
The railway station in Lviv was always considered to be more than just a transport hub. People used to appoint dates there, a lot of writers loved to spend their time in its restaurant as well as welcoming ceremonies for the honorable guests were also hold there.
Author Ihor Lylo
Translated by A. Kushch