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Inside the world's most stunning railway stations

Last updated on: February 3, 2012 12:59 IST

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Central Station) is one of the biggest and most beautiful railway stations in Europe.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof

An architectural wonder, it is Europe's largest two-level railway station with 14 platforms and 80 retail stores. It was inaugurated on May 26, 2006.

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Union Station, United States

Opened in 1907, this grand train station is one of the busiest and best-known places in Washington, D.C.

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Union Station

Designed by architect, Daniel Burnham, the terminal is served by Amtrak, MARC and VRE commuter railroads.

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Antwerpen Centraal, Belgium

Antwerpen-Centraal (Antwerp Central) is the name of the main railway station in the Belgian city of Antwerp. The station is operated by the national railway company NMBS.

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Antwerpen Centraal

The striking terminus with a vast dome above the waiting room hall were designed by Louis Delacenserie.

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St. Pancras Station, United Kingdom

Designed by Gilbert Scott, St Pancras Station in London, is 243 feet wide and 600 feet long.

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St. Pancras Station

St Pancras International Railway Station is home to the Eurostar for services to Brussels and Paris. The station has a champagne bar, shops, restaurants and cafes.

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Southern Cross Station

Southern Cross is a major railway station and transport hub in Australia. Southern Cross was revamped by the Civic Nexus consortium, with an innovative design by Grimshaw Architects, which features an undulating roof.

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Southern Cross Station

The third busiest railway station in Melbourne, it also has a coach terminal under the shopping complex, from which operates the Skybus Super Shuttle service to Melbourne Airport.

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Grand Central Terminal (New York, United States)

It is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms. It has 44 platforms with 67 tracks along them.

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Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central is a hotspot for five exquisite restaurants and cocktail lounges, 20 international eateries and 50 specialty shops.

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Gare de Strasbourg (France)

Designed by Berlin-based architect Johann Jacobsthal, in 1883 the railway station in Strasbourg, France, was renovated in 2007.

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The 120-metre-long glass construction blends with the historic design of the train station. The 25-metre space between the dome and the building is another big highlight.

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Atocha Station, Madrid

This is the largest railway station in Madrid. Train services are run by the Spanish national rail company, Renfe.

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Atocha Station, Madrid

Spanish architect Rafael Moneo created a beautiful garden in the station complex. It also has a nightclub.

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Shanghai Railway station

Shanghai Railway Station is one of the four major railway stations in Shanghai. It is an important hub of the railway network in China.

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Shanghai Railway station

Shanghai Railway Station primarily serves north-south and westward locations.

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Sao Bento station, Portugal

The Sao Bento Train Station is located in the city of Porto, in Portugal.

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Sao Bento, Portugal

Opened in 1916, the historical station is known for beautiful tile panels that depict the history of Portugal.



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