In the Soviet Union, the Volzhsky River Terminal served passengers on the popular cruise route Moscow-Astrakhan-Moscow. The river terminal lost its former significance after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
In the Soviet Union, the Volzhsky River Terminal served passengers on the popular cruise route Moscow-Astrakhan-Moscow. The River Terminal was opened in 1965 in the northern part of Volzhsky town, on the left bank of the Volga River. The river terminal lost its former significance after the collapse of the Soviet Union: at first, the parking of passenger ships was canceled, and then local and intercity traffic was closed.
Soon after the closure of the river terminal, it was abandoned. At present, a nearby cargo port remains open, where cargo barges continue to operate, and shipments from factories of the Volzhsky town are carried out. For a long time, the river terminal was securely locked and guarded, it was almost impossible to get inside.
When the first free access to the building appeared, the abandoned river terminal became the most popular abandoned place in the town of Volzhsky. There is also a small built-in shelter under the station building, which was one of the evacuation points of the city of Volzhsky.
In November 2015, the abandoned Volzhsky River Terminal was partially fenced off, almost all broken windows were repaired. The entrance to the shelter and gym were securely locked. The further fate of the river terminal is unknown.