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Old March 29th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #321
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Busiest Rail-stations

Just to re-iterate the busiest Train Station in the UK and possibly Europe is Clapham Junction Station (as anyone who has been to or is from London will know) with about 2,000 trains daily.

Waterloo is probably the best looking, especially the eurostar -platforms


Although Shinjuku Station in Tokyo is the world's busiest railway station in terms of passenger numbers, and sees far more trains than Clapham Junction.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 08:40 PM   #322
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Antwerp Central Station has 14 platforms on 3 levels, although 4 are still under construction.

Courtesy of Thermo:

remarkable .. I see six tracks here or more? ...where are the others?
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Well, those are on the levels beneath that one, as you can see on the second picture.

Maybe this will make it clearer:



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Old March 31st, 2007, 11:02 PM   #324
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Yes and no. Firstly, I'm amazed that you would do this within an existing 19th century structure. Must take a lot of stabalizing.

So are there:
  • 6 tracks on the top level
  • 4 below there
  • & 4 on the bottom level?

I presume the top level was the original station area. How many platforms/tracks before? And now that you have this great void in the middle, what will it be used for?

Also, where is mean sea level?

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Old March 31st, 2007, 11:15 PM   #325
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awesome shots on this thread... i love trains.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 11:27 PM   #326
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Nice thread, great terminals on here!
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Old March 31st, 2007, 11:41 PM   #327
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Yes and no. Firstly, I'm amazed that you would do this within an existing 19th century structure. Must take a lot of stabalizing.

So are there:
  • 6 tracks on the top level
  • 4 below there
  • & 4 on the bottom level?

I presume the top level was the original station area. How many platforms/tracks before? And now that you have this great void in the middle, what will it be used for?

Also, where is mean sea level?
Actually it's like this:

+1: 6 platforms
street level: shopping center
-1: 4 platforms
-2: 4 platforms and entrance to the newly built north-south tunnel beneath the city

The top level used to have the 6 tracks you can see on the picture and 2 tracks where there's now that hole, which makes 8. The hole allows natural daylight to reach the lowers levels and gives you a view on the roof. It doesn't have a functional purpose but it makes the experience more pleasant.

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Old April 1st, 2007, 12:02 AM   #328
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Having read a tourist guide to Amsterdam recently, I'm amazed by this, since they mentioned the station, but not what was happenning inside.

While the topic is off-thread, or the thread off-topic, let me ask ...
  1. Did you shut down the station to do this?
  2. (once again) ... where is sea level?
  3. how many of these tracks are through-tracks?

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Old April 1st, 2007, 01:27 AM   #329
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This station is in Antwerp, not Amsterdam. Or was it mentioned in the Amsterdam tourist guide as well?

1. The station wasn't shut down at any time. At least 3 platforms kept operating.

2. Why do you want to know where the sealevel is? Antwerp lies about 7 meters above sealevel, so I guess station level -1 lies at sealevel. The shopping mall lies at ****** level however.

3. The 4 tracks at the lowest level (-2) are through-tracks. These will be used for international connections to the Netherlands. Antwerp Central Station used to be a terminal station but because of the construction of the north-south tunnel this no longer is the case.




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I just noticed the word s_treet is censored. So the ****** in my previous stand for s_treet.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 01:45 AM   #331
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My apologies. I was thinking of Amsterdam. That explains how you could do this so easily. I live in a very different world.

Regarding sea-level, that's something we should all think about. Have you ever heard of "The Low Countries"?
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Old April 1st, 2007, 01:48 AM   #332
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I just noticed the word s_treet is censored. So the ****** in my previous stand for s_treet.
It must mean something really obscene in Dutch, just like ****** (N.E.W.M.A.N) in English

Off topic, here's ****** College in Melbourne, Australia ....



truly ****** . Designed by Walter Burley Griffin.

I'm sure you've all heard about Cardinal ****** ... Google him.


for those who can't: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/******_(Seinfeld)

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Old April 1st, 2007, 12:29 PM   #333
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April fools my friend. There are no Dutch words censored.

And building below sealevel isn't that difficult, you only need to seal the dig and pump out all water that still happens to come in. Or build something under water, for example the new metro line tunnel segments under the Amsterdam Central Station are build somewere else and are transported over the water into a specialy made canal under the station were they will be sunk into place.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 01:55 PM   #334
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My apologies. I was thinking of Amsterdam. That explains how you could do this so easily. I live in a very different world.
What do you mean by 'this'? Doing something so easily. Doing what? bui_lding a station?
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What do you mean by 'this'? Doing something so easily. Doing what? bui_lding a station?
Completely revamping the interior of a train-hall serving as a major transport hub ... OK, we did that in Melbourne, but we didn't go and put everything on 3 levels. and there wasn't a roof initially.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 06:41 PM   #336
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I don't think this was done so easily. This station is a real megastructure.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 07:05 PM   #337
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I don't think this was done so easily. This station is a real megastructure.
I agree. it looks amazing.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 10:02 AM   #338
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Frankfurt recently revampted it's main hall without any real affect on usage. They rebuilt the entire series of main vaulted roofs, one of the largest in the world, right over operating platforms.

It can be done when done right.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 10:30 AM   #339
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Frankfurt recently revampted it's main hall without any real affect on usage. They rebuilt the entire series of main vaulted roofs, one of the largest in the world, right over operating platforms.

It can be done when done right.
Going over the top sounds easier than sticking a couple of levels beneath.
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That's actually not everything. Also part of the renovation and expansion project is doubling the length of the old platforms (the 6 that remained) and building a new entrance building. That's in fact the biggest reason why platforms had to be shut down.



But we're going further and further off-topic now.
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