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Gara Filaret
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Gara Filaret

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Gara Filaret, also known as Bucharest North Railway Station, was built in the late 19th century, in 1872, as part of the first railway line in Romania, which connected Bucharest with Giurgiu.

The station was designed by French architect Paul Gottereau and was initially named Gara Garașilor (Station of Stations).
It was renamed Gara Filaret in 1911, after the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Miron Cristea.
In the early 20th century, Gara Filaret became an important transportation hub for both passengers and goods, with several important train lines passing through it.

During World War II, the station was heavily bombed by the Allies, causing significant damage. It was later repaired and continued to operate as a railway station until the 1990s, when it was closed down and converted into a shopping center.
In the 21st century, the station was partially restored and reopened as a railway station once again, serving as a hub for regional and national trains. It is currently undergoing further restoration and modernisation.
Alex Petrescu
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