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Inside the world's most stunning railway stations

Last updated on: February 3, 2012 12:59 IST
Berlin Hauptbahnhof.
Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

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

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Inside the world's most stunning railway stations

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

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.

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.
Union Station

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

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Antwerpen Centraal.
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.

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.
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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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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Gare de Strasbourg.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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Sao Bento station.
Sao Bento station, Portugal

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

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Sao Bento.
Sao Bento, Portugal

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