The railway station opened in the 19th century, but the original buildings were destroyed during World War II. Today's station was designed by a famous Soviet architect Alexei Dushkin and built in 1951. A structure resembling an antique temple is located on its roof. The 44-metre-high clock tower is very similar to the one decorating the railway station in Sochi, which was also designed by Dushkin. It is a cultural landmark.