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Old May 17th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #21
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That's what happened in Madrid:

Madrid Metro line 7 & Cercanías C-7 C-8 C-10, Pitis station.

It used to be surrounded by fields. That seems to change soon.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 02:48 PM   #22
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But this is a transfer station, so not that weird though.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 06:04 PM   #23
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In Moscow some stations were built before commuter towns

These stations are: Yugo-Zapadnaya

(left - 1966, right - 2009)


(the history of this station is somewhat similar to Hounslow West station: before 1974 it was in depot, and was rebuilt as underground to provide Belyaevo - and later Yasenevo - extension)

Myakinino station is the first in Moscow (really outside) that serves only trading centers, exhibition pavilions and the Oblast government buildings
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Old May 18th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by deasine View Post
One thing I don't understand is why aren't these stations built when the developments are building? It's not hard to designate space for a future station.
There's nothing new in this either (it's very common for expressways) and it's called safeguarding. The route of the London Underground Bushey Heath extension was safeguarded before development occurred from about 1922 onwards and the development went on around the route. Due to Green Belt policy the extension was shelved and the corridor developed.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 06:15 AM   #25
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Punggol Point LRT station along Punggol West Loop is what fits this thread the most. Its by far the most surreal, frustrating and subjectively speaking, awesome LRT station we have here in Singapore. Currently not operational, the loop was build in 2005 in advance of planned housing development in the area. The transformation of the area into a housing estate is due to start (unfortunately) very soon. The funniest and most annoying thing is that in the evening, the station is actually lit up and ticketing machines are already in place, rotting away.

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Old May 18th, 2010, 11:34 AM   #26
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Warsaw, Kabaty station in 1995:

...and today:

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Old May 18th, 2010, 05:45 PM   #27
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Station "Uetliberg" of line S10 of S-Bahn Zurich is located 813 m above sea level. The other terminus is at just about 400 meters in the subterranean section of Zurichs Main Station.

This station only serves the mountain, which is a nice viewing point, and a hotel, nothing else. For obvious reasons there's no upcoming development up there ;-)

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We have a station like that in Copenhagen, Kildedal. It was built ten years ago on an already existing line in the middle of a fieldm and the area around it was supposed to be developed. It never was, so now we have a barely used station in the middle of nowhere.
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