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World's most spectacular train stations

October 07, 2014 08:29 IST
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Commuters walk through Grand Central Station. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

In major cities of the world, train stations constructed over a century ago still remain their lifeline.

Emporis, a leading database of information about building and construction projects, came up with a list of 10 most spectacular train stations in the world.

Except for three, all these stations have complete 100 years. These architectural masterpieces have retained the flair of the era gone by and they still remain part of commuters’ daily life.

Let’s take a look at them.


Photograph: Arco Ardon/Emporis

Building Name: Antwerpen-Centraal

City, Country: Antwerp, Belgium

Year: 1905

Architect(s): Louis Dela Censerie, Clement van Bogaert


Photograph: John Bek/Emporis

Building Name: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

City, Country: Mumbai, India

Year: 1888

Architect(s): FrederikWilliamStevens


Photograph: Samuel Casoli/Emporis

Building Name: Gare de Liege-Guillemins

City, Country: Liege, Belgium

Year: 2009

Architect(s): Santiago Calatrava


Photograph: Pavel Tobolka/Emporis

Building Name: Gare de Strasbourg

City, Country: Strasbourg, France

Year: 1883

Architect(s): Johann Eduard Jacobsthal, Jean Duthilleul


Photograph: Dominique Schreckling/Emporis

Building Name: Gare do Oriente

City, Country: Lisbon, Portugal

Year: 1998

Architect(s): Santiago Calatrava


Photograph: Daniel Schuldt/Emporis

Building Name: Grand Central Terminal

City, Country: New York City, USA

Year: 1913

Architect(s): Warren & Wetmore


Photograph: sigiha20141/Emporis

Building Name: Hundertwasser Bahnhof

City, Country: Uelzen, Germany

Year: 1887

Architect(s): Hubert Stier, Friedensreich Hundertwasser


Photograph: Matt Buck/Emporis

Building Name: King's Cross Railway Station

City, Country: London, England

Year: 1852

Architect(s): Lewis and William Cubitt, John McAslan + Partners


Photograph: Peter Jaspers/Emporis

Building Name: Rotterdam Centraal Station

City, Country: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Year: 1957

Architect(s): S. of Ravesteyn, Benthem Crouwel, MVSA, West 8


Photograph: DaveFlker/Emporis

Building Name: Southern Cross Railway Station

City, Country: Melbourne, Australia

Year: 1859

Architect(s): Grimshaw Architects, Daryl Jackson

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