Type: Architecture, Historical, National Treasure
The east-bound track (161.50 m), which connected Sarajevo to the eastern parts of BiH, became operational in 1906 as part of a railway construction project launched during the period of Austro-Hungarian rule.
That same year, a railway station was built in Bistrik in the Alpine-Romantic style of the Austro-Hungarian period. A buffet, a building for the railway manager, a storage facility, a lot, tunnel and bridge were all constructed as part of the facility.
Work on the east-bound single gauge track came to an end in 1973, and the Bistrik station lost its original function when the celebrated Ćiro train stopped running. This train was made famous by the Partisan film, Walter Defends Sarajevo.
Over the next decade, the station fell into a state of disrepair because of the war and a lack of adequate upkeep.
The building once used by the manager and the covered platform are now part of a residential building, but the other parts of the complex are totally dilapidated. A city bypass runs past the station, along the route that was once lined with railway track.
The old Bistrik railway station was declared a National Monument of BiH in 2006.