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Largest, busiest and highest railway stations

Last updated on: August 7, 2012 14:34 IST

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Grand Central Terminal (United States)

The world's largest station in terms of platforms is Grand Central Terminal in New York City with 44 platforms.

As part of the East Side Access Project, the MTA will be adding 4 more platforms to accommodate future Long Island Rail Road trains.

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Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Germany)

Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is Europe's largest railway station by floor area. It has 24 platforms and several levels of shopping facilities.

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Gare du Nord (France)

The Gare du Nord, in Paris, is Europe's largest railway station by number of platforms (44 - two not in service).

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Germany)

Berlin Hauptbahnhof is Europe's largest grade-separated and two-level station (6 upper and 8 lower platforms).

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Zurich Hauptbahnhof (Switzerland)

Zurich Hauptbahnhof, Switzerland, is Europe's busiest railway terminus by daily rail traffic.

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Nagoya Station (Japan)

Nagoya Station in Japan is the world's tallest railway station building.

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Liverpool Road station (United Kingdom)

Built in 1830, Liverpool Road station in Manchester is the oldest surviving railway terminus building in the world.

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Tanggula Railway Station

Tanggula Railway Station located in Amdo County, Tibet Autonomous Region is currently the highest train station in the world

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Union Station (Canada)

Toronto's Union Station is the busiest station in Canada.

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Shinjuku Station (Japan)

The world's busiest passenger station, in terms of daily passenger throughput, is Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.

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Shanghai South Railway Station (China)

The Shanghai South Railway Station, opened in June 2006, has the world's largest circular transparent roof.

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Pennsylvania Station (United States)

Penn Station is the major intercity train station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. It is the busiest passenger transportation facility in the United States.



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