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Old June 10th, 2013, 12:55 AM   #101
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Old June 10th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #102
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Too brutal for my taste. You really have security checks for trains?
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Old June 10th, 2013, 08:12 PM   #103
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And on the Beijing subway unless they have scrapped it now.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #104
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Paris Saint Lazare
This station is pretty unknow of international traverlers but Saint Lazare is the oldest and second busiest railway station in Paris and in France with over 450,000 daily passengers.
Unlike the other main terminals, Saint Lazare has few intercity rail lines serving Normandy region, the station is mostly a commuter terminal.
It is also the busiest surface terminal station by the number of train with over 1,600 every day.
One train arriving or leaving Saint Lazare terminal every 28 seconds in rush hours.





















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Old June 11th, 2013, 10:51 AM   #105
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And on the Beijing subway unless they have scrapped it now.
They have it on all Chinese metros. It's for safety reasons. They don't want any terrorists to bring bombs on the train.
For instance I had bought a kitchen knife and had it in my suitcase but got stopped after scanning my bag because they don't allow knife's as big as a kitchen knife to go onboard a train. So I took the bus instead.

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Old June 11th, 2013, 11:19 AM   #106
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Old June 11th, 2013, 12:45 PM   #107
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They have it on all Chinese metros. It's for safety reasons. They don't want any terrorists to bring bombs on the train.
For instance I had bought a kitchen knife and had it in my suitcase but got stopped after scanning my bag because they don't allow knife's as big as a kitchen knife to go onboard a train. So I took the bus instead.
Does it really prevent a serious threat, though? When it comes to terrorist attacks, the Sarin gas attacks in Tokyo could probably not have been foiled by scanning the perpetrators bags as they looked pretty innocuous. It was just plastic bags wrapped in newspaper so I doubt that would have raised alarms.

For everyday use, if you can't even carry a kitchen knife in a suitcase home on the metro that gets a little inconvenient I'd imagine. Safety and convenience are a hard balancing act I agree, but London doesn't scan everyone who enters the tube despite having real terrorist attacks from the IRA and from Fundamentalists.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #108
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Does it really prevent a serious threat, though? When it comes to terrorist attacks, the Sarin gas attacks in Tokyo could probably not have been foiled by scanning the perpetrators bags as they looked pretty innocuous. It was just plastic bags wrapped in newspaper so I doubt that would have raised alarms.
I believe that it actually reduces the threat a bit. Since everybody with bags must scan them no matter how small or big it is. I have seen people with bottles that have contained explosive chemicals have denied bringing them onto the train. Eventhough it's hard to prevent terrorism to 100%, by doing an easy thing like to check what passengers bring onto the trains is worth it since we are talking about over thousands of lifes here, It feels a bit safer than having no checking at all.
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You could safe the money and safe much more lives with it. Terrorism is hardly anywhere in the top threats, it's a irrational fear.

The chances you get hit by a car on the way to the train station is much higher. Maybe the money is best spend to improve the safety of people there. These checks are just a chicane for travelers. And what if I want to buy a knife and want to take the train back home? Do I have to walk?
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Old June 11th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #110
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But pretty much everyone has bag small or big. How do they avoid completely clogging down the system during rush our?
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The Swiss railway system would collapse the very second such checks would be introduced.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #112
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Too brutal for my taste. You really have security checks for trains?
I quite like it - modern-traditional.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #113
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Hannover Hauptbanhof is quite beautiful



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Old June 17th, 2013, 12:44 PM   #114
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Just a few pics little old New Zealand to show that our stations aren't all like Palmy North's :P

Dunedin Railway Station:
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Dunedin Railway Station, New Zealand. by jemasmith, on Flickr

Wellington Railway Station:
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Wellington Railway Station by blue polaris, on Flickr
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Wellington Railway Station by Mr J.Z, on Flickr

Britomart Transport Centre (Auckland):
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Britomart Transport Centre by NYCviaRachel, on Flickr

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Auckland, New Zealand by Striderv, on Flickr

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Britomart Transport Center Building by Πichael C., on Flickr
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Old June 17th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #115
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Most railwaystations in Sweden are austere without ornate embellishments.
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Old June 17th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #116
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Estação da Luz (1901), built by a British consortium



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Under construction, in the year 1900, when Sao Paulo only had 100,000 inhabitants:



Modern connection to the underground metro "Luz" (Line 4)



I hate to quote myself but I wonder what other stations around the world are similar to Sao Paulo's Luz station, in terms of old British architecture? The stations of India and Australia/NZ seem quite different.
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Old June 17th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #117
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The old Central Station in Milan, built in 1865 by the French architect Bouchot, of course in French style.

It was demolished in 1931-1932 and substituted by the new station, much bigger and still in use.





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Tbh despite their impressive exteriors Im not a fan of those old stations - I find them dark and cramped.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 02:34 AM   #119
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You can find many pictures of the old Milan station here.
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