WKD commuter train, 1963-1964

The Ochota, Śródmieście and Powiśle stations of the Warszawska Kolej Dojazdowa commuter train were opened in December 1963, after the railway line had been moved from Nowogrodzka Street to a cross-town tunnel. Sumiński’s photographs come across as much more than just portraits of railroad architecture. The modern structures designed by Arseniusz Romanowicz have already been put to the test of usage: the platform is filled with a crowd of passengers, the Zajazd bar is so packed its windows have gotten all foggy, two persons have hidden in telephone booths, and there is a queue at the ticket office.
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