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Old September 6th, 2006, 07:09 AM   #281
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ZARAGOZA (SPAIN) - ESTACION DE LAS DELICIAS:











Zaragoza Delicias station is huge, like an airport!

The main reason is because it is in the middle of the HSL from Barcelona to Madrid.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 08:00 PM   #282
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Largest Stations:

30 platforms or more (12)

52: Grand Central (New York)
48: Nord (Paris)
39: Munich Hauptbahnhof
38: Saint Lazare (Paris)
36: Est (Paris)
36: Montparnasse (Paris)
36: Waterloo (London)
33: Shinjuku (Tokyo)
33: Osaka/Umeda (Osaka)
32: Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
30: Tokyo Station (Tokyo)
30: Union Station (Chicago

25-29 Platforms(12 Stations)


29: Austerlitz (Paris)
29: Penn Station (New York)
29: Leningradskiy / Yaroslavskiy and Kalanchevskaya (Moscow)
29: Porta Romana (Milan)
27: Atocha (Madrid)
27: Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
26: Kings Cross/St.Pancras
26: Lyon (Paris)
26: Leipzig Hauptbahnhof
26: Ikebukuro (Tokyo)
26: Zürich Hauptbahnhof
25: Sydney Central
25: Ueno (Tokyo)

20-25 Platforms (14 Stations):


24: Chamartín (Madrid)
24: Stazione Centrale (Milan)
24: Euston (London)
24: Tennoji (Osaka)
24: Kyoto
23: Howrah (Calcutta)
23: Victoria (London)
22: Liverpool Street (London)
22: Omiya (Saitama)
22: Bruxelles-Midi
21: Shinagawa (Tokyo)
20: Porta Garibaldi (Milan)
20: Paddington (London)

15-19 Platforms (25 Stations)

19: London Bridge (London)
19: Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
19: Helsinki Central
19: Oslo Central
18: Retiro (Buenos Aires)
18: Basel SBB & Basel SNCF
18: Saint Charles (Marseilles)
17: Yokohama
17: Shin-Osaka (Osaka)
17: Kazanskiy (Moscow)
17: Leeds City (UK)
16: Charing Cross/Embankment (UK)
16: Constitución (Buenos Aires)
16: Atlantic Terminal (New York)
16: Glasgow Central
16: Bern Central
16: Sendai
16: Sealdah (Calcutta)
16: Flandres (Lille)
16: Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
16: Dresden Hauptbahnhof
15: Stratford (London)
15: Kurskiy (Moscow)
15: Southern Cross Station (Melbourne)
15: Rotterdam Centraal

10-14 Platforms (39 Stations)

14: Estacio de França (Barcelona, Spain)
14: Utrecht Centraal
14: Piccadilly station (Manchester)
14: Shibuya (Tokyo)
14: Shimbashi (Tokyo)
14: Kita-senju (Tokyo)
14: Chiba
14: Odawara
14: Luzern (terminal)
14: Berlin Lehrter Hauptbahnhof
14: Barcelona Sants (Spain)
14 : 30th Street Station (Philadelphia, PA)
13: Greco-Bicocca (Milan)
13: Flinders Street Station (Melbourne)
13: Amsterdam Centraal
12: Santa Justa (Seville, Spain)
12: Kievskiy (Moscow)
12: Den Haag Centraal
12: New Street (Birmingham UK)
12: Newcastle (UK)
12: Kanayama (Nagoya)
12: Ofuna (Yokohama)
12: Altona (Hamburg)
12: Sants (Barcelona, Spain)
12: Bruxelles-Nord
12: Reading (UK)
11: Porta Genova (Milan)
11: Paveletskiy (Moscow)
11: Belarusskiy (Moscow)
11: Berlin Ostbahnhof (East-Station)
11: Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
10: Cadorna F.N.M. (Milan)
10: Berlin Nordkreuz/Gesundbrunnen
10: Olten (Switerland)
10: Iidabashi (Tokyo)
10: Moorgate (London)
10: Roma St (Brisbane)
10: Köln Hauptbahnhof
10: Once (Buenos Aires)
10: Principe Pío (Madrid)


City Totals for Main Terminii


213: Paris (France)
202: London (UK)
190: Tokyo (Japan)
97: New York (USA)
97: Milan (Italy)
95: Moscow (Russia)
74: Osaka (Japan)
61: Madrid (Spain)
44: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
43: Berlin (Germany)
43: Nagoya (Japan)
39: Calcutta (Kolkutta) (India)
39: Munich (Germany)
32: Frankfurt (Germany)
30: Chicago (USA)
29: Yokohama (Japan)
28: Barcelona (Spain)
28: Hamburg (Germany)
28: Melbourne (Australia)
26: Brussels (Belgium)
27: Karlsruhe (Germany)
26: Leipzig (Germany)
26: Zürich (Switzerland)
25: Sydney (Australia)
19: Helsinki (Finland)
19: Stuttgart (Germany)
19: Oslo (Norway)
18: Basel (Switzerland)
18: Marseilles (France)
17: Leeds (UK)
16: Glasgow (UK)
16: Bern (Switzerland)
16: Lille (France)
16: Dresden (Germany)
15: Rotterdam (Netherlands)
14: Manchester (UK)
14: Luzern (Switzerland)
14: Utrecht (Netherlands)
14: Chiba (Japan)
14: Odawara (Japan)
13: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
12: Seville (Spain)
12: Newcastle (UK)
12: Birmingham (UK)
12: Den Haag (The Hague) (Netherlands)
12: Nagoya (Japan)
12: Yokohama (Japan)
12: Reading (UK)
11: Nürnberg (Nurenberg)
10: Brisbane (Australia)
10: Olten (Switzerland)
10: Köln (Cologne) (Germany)
Since the thread was dead, I just thought I'd bump it alive ... Merry Christmas!

Although I haven't posted for a while, I have been compiling statistics ... and even taking the odd journey or two.

Still waiting for Chinese Statistics!

Some questions slightly off-topic:

Is St. Pancras still to become the Under-Thames terminus for Eurostar?
What happened to the Paddington/Liverpool St Crosslink?

Keep it up, Ladies & Gentlemen !
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Old December 25th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #283
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Are you sure about these platform numbers? I checked some stations in wikipedia and platform numbers given there were usually much smaller.

For example:
Waterloo 24
Grand Central 44
Munchen Huaptbahnhof 32 tracks so probably 16 platforms
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Old December 25th, 2006, 08:57 PM   #284
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Are you sure about these platform numbers? I checked some stations in wikipedia and platform numbers given there were usually much smaller.

For example:
Waterloo 24
Grand Central 44
Munchen Huaptbahnhof 32 tracks so probably 16 platforms
No, I'm not! I'm just trusting you guys and gals to report honestly ... also the idea was that platforms wouldn't be counted twice ... i.e. if the line was counted where it terminated (or went through) then it wouldn't be counted somewhere else as well.

But 32 tracks would mean 32 platforms, unless the tracks were so-arranged that a train could not be boarded from them ...
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Old December 27th, 2006, 12:54 AM   #285
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I know we already stated that Chicago Union Station has 30 platforms handling Amtrack and 6 commuter rail lines.

I looked it up and the Ogilvie Station (Northwest Station) has 16 platforms handling 3 commuter rail lines.

The LaSalle street station handles 2 commuter rail lines and has 8 platforms.

The Randolph Street Station handles 4 commuter/electric rail lines and has 12 platforms in their brand new underground station.

Union: 30
Ogilvie 16
LaSalle 8
Randolph 12

This is a total of 66 platforms for the 4 major rail station serving downtown Chicago.
I don't think the last 3 stations have been added to the list
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Old December 27th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #286
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Charing Cross/Embankment is definately wrong - it has 6 mainline terminus platforms. There are four more tube platforms, plus another 2 at the staion down the road (Embankment). This list is adding all the platforms - inlcuding metro lines serving the terminus.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 06:29 PM   #287
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Waterloo 24
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Waterloo Station has 36 platforms overall, just read the article more clearly:

Waterloo (south west trains): 19
Waterloo International (eurostar): 5
Waterloo Underground(underground/metro trains): 8
Waterloo East (south eastern and southern trains): 4

Overall: 36

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterloo_station

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Charing Cross/Embankment is definately wrong - it has 6 mainline terminus platforms. There are four more tube platforms, plus another 2 at the staion down the road (Embankment). This list is adding all the platforms - inlcuding metro lines serving the terminus.
Charing Cross (south eastern and southern trains): 6
Charing Cross Underground (underground/metro trains): 4
Embankment Underground(underground/metro trains): 6

Overall: 16

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charing...ailway_station
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charing_Cross_tube_station
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embankment_tube_station
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Old December 29th, 2006, 09:22 AM   #288
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Some facts about Zürich Hauptbahnhof, not only the biggest in our country, but one of the busiest in the world:

Opened 1847 - in today's form 1871
Tracks: 26 (6 underground)
Trains: 2.915 departments/day (884 long distance/international connections) + 5.000 Shunting moves
Passengers: 360.000/day > 131'400'000 passengers/year!!
Running time: 5am to 1am, Friday and Saturday night 24 hours.

Main connection to EuroCity, Cisalpino, TGV and InterCity Express trains.



The big hall is used throughout the year for events such as christmas market, weekly markets, cinema, sport events, theaters, techno parties or others.



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Old December 29th, 2006, 08:35 PM   #289
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Not bad.
It would be the second busiest terminal station (RER not include) in Paris.
(Chatelet subway and RER station is the busiest station but it is not a railway terminal station) .
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Old January 21st, 2007, 07:39 AM   #290
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Kiev Train Station ( UKRAINE) 15 Platforms , 30 miilion people per year :

Cetral Terminal:
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South Terminal (same Train Station , just have two Terminals =) :






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Old January 21st, 2007, 07:46 AM   #291
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and also another small terminal of that same Train Station In kiev , for Trains around city Area


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Old January 21st, 2007, 07:50 AM   #292
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also there is a bridge that connects south nd Central Terminal from this pic you can see part of the bridge

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Old January 21st, 2007, 06:34 PM   #293
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Does anyone have stats fo Chinese stations?
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 10:29 PM   #294
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Rome's Termini station has 29 tracks.
Source: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stazione_di_Roma_Termini
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how come there's no statistics of any Chinese station? here's the newly built Shanghai Southern Railway Station




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Old February 4th, 2007, 11:24 AM   #296
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Reportedly, Beijing Western Station is currently the largest in Asia, however, there's an even bigger one under construction in Guangzhou/Panyu of southern China. Moreover, another hub station, said to be Asia's largest, is going to be built in Shanghai by 2010
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Old February 4th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #297
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I was in Zurich last year, one of the prettiest stations I've ever seen. The Christmas market was on, and a lot of jewellery companies had make very expensive decorations for the xmas trees. The massive front hall was beautiful, as was the art. I loved it!

Munich station was great too, much more of an 'urban' busy feel to it.
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Old February 4th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #298
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In Paris there are 6 terminus railway stations:
Gare du Nord: 36 platforms at ground level, 4 platforms underground (no terminus), 180 Millon/passengers/year, third railway station in the world (?)
Gare de l'Est: 30 platforms at ground level, 34 Millon/passengers/year
With the "Magenta" terminal, Paris-Nord and Paris-Est can be considered as a single train station like London-King's X / St Pancrass / Thameslink

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Gare de Lyon: 18 platforms at ground level, 4 platforms underground (no terminus), 83 Millon/passengers/year
Gare d'Austerlitz: 21 platforms at ground level, 4 platforms underground (no terminus), 25 Millon/passengers/year
Paris-Lyon, Paris-Austerlitz, Paris-Bercy and Paris-Bibliothèque François Mitterand are almost the same station too.
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On a different note, looking at this picture of Oslo (a city that I love) I think it would be a great idea for the lines heading towards the central station to be sunk, thereby allowing more free space and a chance for the city to reconnect to the waterfront. And with it being a scandinavian city, I can imagine that the building that would be built on top would be of a fantastic design. But that's just my thoughts...
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On a different note, looking at this picture of Oslo (a city that I love) I think it would be a great idea for the lines heading towards the central station to be sunk, thereby allowing more free space and a chance for the city to reconnect to the waterfront. And with it being a scandinavian city, I can imagine that the building that would be built on top would be of a fantastic design. But that's just my thoughts...
You'd have to do something similar to that freeway or main road (along with the smaller road next to it perhaps) to the left of the station to achieve that aim.

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Only platforms 1-15 are terminating ones. Platforms 16-25 are through ones for suburban trains heading into and out of the CBD.
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