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Old April 24th, 2006, 10:37 PM   #21
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the central station in frankfurt is the busiest in germany and bigger than any station in paris, london or moscow



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Old April 24th, 2006, 10:53 PM   #22
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Stazione Termini in Rome is Europe's biggest station.

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Old April 24th, 2006, 10:57 PM   #23
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Truly impressive. But is it bigger than Milwaukee?
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #24
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the central station in frankfurt is the busiest in germany and bigger than any station in paris, london or moscow

The fly-overs going out of there are truly amazing.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:47 PM   #25
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The fly-overs going out of there are truly amazing.
Wow, the Frankfurt Central Station looks extreme large, but I doubt that it can be as busy as its european counterparts like London, Paris and Moscow!
Still, damn, that Central station is huge even looking from the sky!
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:49 PM   #26
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it's certainly not busier, but it is bigger sizewise





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Old April 25th, 2006, 12:51 AM   #27
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Startling! Frankfurt ain't Munich (Munchen)!

When I was younger I used to build model buildings constructed by Faller, Kibri, Volmer and Pola (?) . They're mostly in the "display cabinet" where you're meant to be displaying your china, or up-stairs in the ceiling. I recognize Frankfurt Bahnhof, even though I'm not sure I spelt it.

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Old April 25th, 2006, 01:31 AM   #28
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Whilst it's not a terminal, Clapham Junction is Europe's busiest station and considered by some to be the World's busiest, if measured in terms of trains travelling through (2000 a day). It has 16 platforms and whilst only 17 million enter and exit, all the trains from Waterloo (other than the Eurostar services) and the majority of trains from Victoria travel through the station as well as some Silverlink services to west London - and there will be more when it becomes a terminal for the East London line extension.



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Old April 25th, 2006, 05:54 AM   #29
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Whilst it's not a terminal, Clapham Junction is Europe's busiest station and considered by some to be the World's busiest, if measured in terms of trains travelling through (2000 a day).
You mean going through but not stopping?

JR Shinjuku handles 2175 trains in & out on weekdays (I just got the figure from http://www.jreast-timetable.jp/timetable/list0866.html) But adding the private railway stations and the subway at Shinjuku, the total figure must be in the region of 4500 trains daily, probably higher. Other massive station complexes like Tokyo, Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Osaka-Umeda and Yokohama must be above 2000 trains daily for sure.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 07:38 AM   #30
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Stazione Termini in Rome is Europe's biggest station.

Is it really bigger than Milano-Centrale ?
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Old April 25th, 2006, 09:46 AM   #31
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What a great thread Idea, here is what we have so far:

44: Grand Central (New York)
40: Gare du Nord (Paris)
36: Waterloo (London)
33: Shinjuku (Tokyo)
32: Frankfurt Hauptbahmhof
30: Gare de l'Est (Paris)
30: Tokyo Station (Tokyo)
29: Leningradskiy / Yaroslavskiy and Kalanchevskaya (Moscow)
28: Gare Montparnasse (Paris)
27: Gare St Lazare (Paris)
26: Leipzig Hauptbahnhof
25: Gare d'Austerlitz (Paris)
25: Sydney Central
24: Euston (London)
24: Kings Cross/ St Pancras (London)
23: Howrah (Calcutta)
23: Victoria (London)
22: Liverpool Street (London)
22: Gare de Lyon (Paris)
20: Paddington (London)
19: London Bridge (London)
17: Kazanskiy (Moscow)
17: Leeds City (UK)
16: Charing Cross/Embankment
16: Glasgow Central
16: Southern Cross Station (Melbourne)
16: Sealdah (Calcutta)
15: Kurskiy (Moscow)
14: Piccadilly station (Manchester)
13: Flinders Street Station (Melbourne)
12: Kievskiy (Moscow)
12: New Street (Birmingham UK)
12: Newcastle (UK)
11: Paveletskiy (Moscow)
11: Belarusskiy (Moscow)


City Totals for Main Terminus'

184: London
172: Paris
95: Moscow
66: Tokyo
44: New York
39: Calcutta
32: Frankfurt
29: Melbourne
26: Leipzig
25: Sydney
17: Leeds
16: Glasgow
14: Manchester
12: Newcastle
12: Birmingham (UK)

Now, keep in mind this is an incomplete list. More stations for New York, Tokyo and Paris I would presume. I also added a few missing London Stations, but didn't inlcude them all (Mooregate has 10 platforms, should I include this?) Natually, I havn't included any "tube" only stations in London, or Thameslink, only Terminus stations and all their platforms.

@Yardmaster, can you please confirm the Melbourne count, as I was a bit confused by how many are actual "live" platforms.

Updated: Only includes stations with over 10 platforms. (note: Kings Cross/ St Pancras is at it's current state, when renovations are completed it will have 33 platforms)
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Old April 25th, 2006, 09:52 AM   #32
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Justme, I would only include 20+ or 25+ platforms stations, otherwise your list will get endless.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 09:59 AM   #33
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Justme, I would only include 20+ or 25+ platforms stations, otherwise your list will get endless.
Good point then, but 20 is way to high, afterall, the original poster couldn't have Melbourne in then. What about 10platforms as the minimum. That's a fair sized station.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 10:14 AM   #34
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Grand Central Terminal in New York City has 67 tracks on 44 platforms, making it the largest by number of tracks (according to Wikipedia). It is a deadend terminal- trains can't continue onward.

Most JR stations in Tokyo are through-terminals, in that trains continue onwards. Shinjuku is the most famous, with 34,600,000 daily boardings/alightings (counting doubles if one transfers to another railway company here), making it the busiest station in the world.
33 tracks, 25 platforms
2 tracks for Chuo/Sobu local line
4 tracks for Chuo rapid line
2 tracks for Chuo limited express line (terminus)
2 tracks for Yamanote loop line
4 tracks for Saikyo/Shonan Shinjuku line

3 tracks for Odakyu limited express and express line (terminus)
2 tracks for Odakyu local line (terminus)

3 tracks for Keio line (terminus)
2 tracks for Keio/Toei Shinjuku subway line

3 tracks for Seibu Shinjuku line (terminus)

2 tracks for Marunouchi subway line
2 tracks for Toei Oedo subway line (south exit)
2 tracks for Toei Oedo subway line (north exit)

The other big terminal is of course Tokyo station, used by 10,500,000 daily.
26 tracks, 13 platforms
2 tracks for Chuo rapid line (terminus)
2 tracks for Yamanote loop line
2 tracks for Keihin Tohoku line
4 tracks for Tokaido line (terminus)
2 tracks for Sobu/Yokosuka rapid line
2 tracks for Keiyo line (terminus)
4 tracks for Shinkansen service north (terminus)
6 tracks for Shinkansen service south (terminus)

2 tracks for Marunouchi subway line

Note that for both stations, many of the platforms are not located in the same area- some are underground, some require a transfer.
Tokyo Central Station: the number of platform is 30
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Shinjuku Station: the number of platform is 33
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The other big terminal is of course Tokyo station, used by 10,500,000 daily.
26 tracks, 13 platforms
2 tracks for Chuo rapid line (terminus)
2 tracks for Yamanote loop line
2 tracks for Keihin Tohoku line
4 tracks for Tokaido line (terminus)
2 tracks for Sobu/Yokosuka rapid line
2 tracks for Keiyo line (terminus)
4 tracks for Shinkansen service north (terminus)
6 tracks for Shinkansen service south (terminus)

2 tracks for Marunouchi subway line
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%9D%...BA%AC%E9%A7%85 mentions 4 tracks for Keiyo line and also 4 for Sobu, making a total of 30.
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Thanks Vapour, updated
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^Add these:

26: Ikebukuro (Tokyo)
14: Shibuya (Tokyo)
22: Omiya (Saitama)

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25: Ueno (Tokyo)
24: Kyoto
21: Shinagawa (Tokyo)
17: Yokohama
16: Sendai
14: Kita-senju (Tokyo)
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You mean going through but not stopping?

JR Shinjuku handles 2175 trains in & out on weekdays (I just got the figure from http://www.jreast-timetable.jp/timetable/list0866.html) But adding the private railway stations and the subway at Shinjuku, the total figure must be in the region of 4500 trains daily, probably higher. Other massive station complexes like Tokyo, Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Osaka-Umeda and Yokohama must be above 2000 trains daily for sure.
The number of Clapham Junction is obviously debateable, but its not dead on 2,000 but above 2,000. Interestingly Clapham Junction doesn't have a tube link which is odd considering how busy the station is. Clapham Junction is simply the convergence of dozens of commuter train lines and various intercity lines.

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