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World's largest, busiest and highest railway stations

May 06, 2014 11:19 IST

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Take a tour across some of the world's most impressive railway stations.

Nagoya Station (Japan) 

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

Headquarters of the Central Japan Railway Company, it is one of the world's largest train stations by floor area (410,000 sq m).

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Image: Nagoya Station
Photographs: JKT-C/Wikimedia Commons.

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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.  

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Photographs: Ingfbruno/Wikimedia Commons

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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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Image: Leipzig Hauptbahnhof
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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).

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Photographs: Claude Shoshany/Wikimedia Commons

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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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Photographs: Looskuh/Wikimedia Commons

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Zurich Hauptbahnhof (Switzerland)

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

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Image: Zurich Hauptbahnhof
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Liverpool Road station (United Kingdom)

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

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Photographs: Pit-yacker/Wikimedia Commons

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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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Image: Tanggula Railway Station
Photographs: Yaohua2000/Wikimedia Commons

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Union Station (Canada)

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

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Photographs: Doug Letterman/Wikimedia Commons

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Shinjuku Station (Japan)

Shinjuku Station in Tokyo has the world's busiest passenger station, in terms of daily passengers.

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Image: Shinjuku Station
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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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Image: Shanghai South Railway Station
Photographs: Eugene Regis/Wikimedia Commons

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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.

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Photographs: Rickyrab/Wikimedia Commons

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Baker Street station, London

The world's first station to be completely underground, it was opened in 1863.

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Photographs: Kelisi/Wikimedia Commons

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Clapham Junction (U K)

Clapham Junction, in London, United Kingdom, is the busiest station in terms of rail traffic.

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Photographs: Bluebellnutter /WikimediaCommons

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (India)

One of India's most historic and busiest stations, Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was designed by Frederick William Stevens.

Formerly called Victoria Terminus, this railway station is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways.


Photographs: Manjulkumar/Wikimedia Commons

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