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Old January 30th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #581
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Strictly speaking Munich Hbf consists of 3 stations. The main hall is way smaller than Frankfurt Hbf, but there are still the two other stations on the sides.

But as I said, some edits to the list: only stations with <= 10 platforms count, so Berlin total has to be 8 less. Munich Ostbahnhof and Frankfurt Südbahnhof (both important stations with more than 10 platforms, terminus for several lines, and also served by long distance trains) were missing. Does anyone now the number of platforms of Köln-Deutz and Hamburg-Altona?
Are all stations on this list served by long-distance trains? If not, we could also add Frankfurt-Höchst (12 platforms) and some other stations.
Here the updated list:

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)
28: Retiro (Buenos Aires)
27: Atocha (Madrid)
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: Cape Town (South Africa)
24: Beijing South
24: Kyoto
23: Howrah (Calcutta)
23: Victoria (London)
22: Liverpool Street (London)
22: Omiya (Saitama)
22: Brussels Midi
21: Shinagawa (Tokyo)
20: Constitucion (Buenos Aires)
20: Porta Garibaldi (Milan)
20: Paddington (London)

15-19 Platforms (28 Stations)

19: London Bridge (London)
19: Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
19: Helsinki Central
19: Oslo Central
19: Perrache (Lyon)
18: Edinburgh Waverley (Scotland, UK)
18: Basel SBB & Basel SNCF
18: Saint Charles (Marseilles)
18: Beijing West
17: Once (Buenos Aires)
17: Yokohama
17: Shin-Osaka (Osaka)
17: Kazanskiy (Moscow)
17: Dortmund Hbf (Germany)
17: Leeds City (UK)
16: Charing Cross/Embankment (UK)
16: Düsseldorf Hbf (Germany)
16: Atlantic Terminal (New York)
16: Ogilvie (Chicago)
16: Glasgow Central (Scotland, UK)
16: Bern Central
16: Sendai
16: Sealdah (Calcutta)
16: Flandres (Lille)
16: Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
16: Dresden Hauptbahnhof
±16: Durban station (South Africa)
15: Stratford (London)
15: Kurskiy (Moscow)
15: Southern Cross Station (Melbourne)
15: Porto Campanhã (Portugal)
15: Schaerbeek (Brussels, Belgium)
15: Rotterdam Centraal

10-14 Platforms (40 Stations)

14: Estacio de França (Barcelona, Spain)
14: Utrecht Centraal
14: Piccadilly station (Manchester)
14: Shibuya (Tokyo)
14: Beijing Central
14: Shimbashi (Tokyo)
14: Kita-senju (Tokyo)
14: Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof (Germany)
14: Chiba
14: Odawara
14: Luzern (terminal)
14: Berlin Lehrter Hauptbahnhof
14: Barcelona Sants (Spain)
14: 30th Street Station (Philadelphia, PA)
14: Munich Ostbahnhof
13: Greco-Bicocca (Milan)
13: Flinders Street Station (Melbourne)
13: Amsterdam Centraal
13: Berea Road (Durban, South Africa)
13: Essen Hbf (Germany)
12: Duisburg Hbf (Germany)
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: Brussels North
12: Reading (UK)
12: Part Dieu (Lyon)
12: Millenium (Chicago)
11: Porta Genova (Milan)
11: Paveletskiy (Moscow)
11: Belarusskiy (Moscow)
11: Beijing North
11: Berlin Ostbahnhof (East-Station)
11: Bellville (Cape Town, South-Africa)
11: Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
11: Köln Hauptbahnhof
11: Frankfurt Südbahnhof
10: Cadorna F.N.M. (Milan)
10: Berlin Nordkreuz/Gesundbrunnen
10: Olten (Switerland)
10: Federico Lacroze (Buenos Aires)
10: Iidabashi (Tokyo)
10: Moorgate (London)
10: Roma St (Brisbane)
10: Principe Pío (Madrid)
10: Sloterdijk (Amsterdam)

City Totals for Main Terminii

213: Paris (France)
202: London (UK)
190: Tokyo (Japan)
97: New York (USA)
97: Milan (Italy)
95: Moscow (Russia)
75: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
74: Osaka (Japan)
67: Beijing (China)
61: Madrid (Spain)
58: Chicago (USA)
53: Munich (Germany)
49: Brussels (Belgium)
43: Nagoya (Japan)
43: Frankfurt (Germany)
39: Calcutta (Kolkutta) (India)
35: Berlin (Germany)
35: Cape Town (South Africa)
31: Lyon (France)
29: Yokohama (Japan)
29: Durban (South Africa)
28: Barcelona (Spain)
28: Hamburg (Germany)
28: Melbourne (Australia)
26: Leipzig (Germany)
26: Zürich (Switzerland)
25: Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
25: Sydney (Australia)
23: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
19: Helsinki (Finland)
19: Stuttgart (Germany)
19: Oslo (Norway)
18: Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)
18: Basel (Switzerland)
18: Marseilles (France)
17: Leeds (UK)
17: Dortmund (Germany)
16: Bern (Switzerland)
16: Lille (France)
16: Düsseldorf (Germany)
16: Dresden (Germany)
15: Rotterdam (Netherlands)
15: Porto (Portugal)
14: Karlsruhe (Germany)
14: Manchester (UK)
14: Luzern (Switzerland)
14: Utrecht (Netherlands)
14: Chiba (Japan)
14: Odawara (Japan)
13: Essen (Germany)
12: Seville (Spain)
12: Newcastle (UK)
12: Birmingham (UK)
12: Duisburg (Germany)
12: Den Haag (The Hague) (Netherlands)
12: Nagoya (Japan)
12: Yokohama (Japan)
12: Reading (UK)
11: Nürnberg (Nurenberg)
11: Köln (Cologne) (Germany)
10: Brisbane (Australia)
10: Olten (Switzerland)
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Old January 30th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #582
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Strictly speaking Munich Hbf consists of 3 stations. The main hall is way smaller than Frankfurt Hbf, but there are still the two other stations on the sides.

But as I said, some edits to the list: only stations with <= 10 platforms count, so Berlin total has to be 8 less. Munich Ostbahnhof and Frankfurt Südbahnhof (both important stations with more than 10 platforms, terminus for several lines, and also served by long distance trains) were missing. Does anyone now the number of platforms of Köln-Deutz and Hamburg-Altona?
Are all stations on this list served by long-distance trains? If not, we could also add Frankfurt-Höchst (12 platforms) and some other stations.
Here the updated list:
If you read the thread from the beginning you will understand why stations like Frankfurt's Südbahnhof are not included. These are suburban stations.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 12:43 PM   #583
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So to speak: Isn't München-Pasing missing? Would be another 8 or 10 tracks to Munich's count...
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Old January 30th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #584
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what about Stazione di Milano Centrale??? i think its huge!
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Old January 30th, 2009, 04:33 PM   #585
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In terms of floorspace the ones in Beijing are meant to be the largest i think. Theres a new one in Wuhan thats possibly bigger too. They all have only 11-14 platforms though
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Old January 30th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #586
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If you read the thread from the beginning you will understand why stations like Frankfurt's Südbahnhof are not included. These are suburban stations.
I have read the thread several times! And no, they aren't! Of course, they are more important for local and regional traffic, than for long-distance trains. But to call them 'suburban' is quite a joke. Frankfurt Süd is located in Sachsenhausen, not far from the city center, is served by IC and ICE trains (including several that even don't stop at Hauptbahnhof) and also is Frankfurt's only stop for the night trains to Zürich, Kopenhagen, Prague and Moscow.
Same goes for Munich Ost (ok, no ICE trains, but 4 IC lines including one that doesn't stop at Hauptbahnhof), HH-Altona and Köln-Deutz. So where do you draw the line at, when Berlin Gesundbrunnen and Südkreuz which are quite unimportant are counted?

@thun: Munich Pasing only has 9 platforms, so one is missing to be counted in the list Another funny example: Frankfurt Airport is Germany's second most important ICE hub (after Frankfurt Hbf), but also can't be counted coz it only has 7 tracks.

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Old January 30th, 2009, 07:19 PM   #587
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Budapest Nyugati has 19 tracks,Keleti 13. Déli has at least 12. Kelenföldi has at least 6 for passenger,but there are about 10 more for freight.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #588
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Another funny example: Frankfurt Airport is Germany's second most important ICE hub (after Frankfurt Hbf),
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I don't think so. That is Köln Hbf.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #589
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Does anyone now the number of platforms of Köln-Deutz and Hamburg-Altona?
Köln-Messe/Deutz: 10 (S-Bahn included, without Stadtbahn)
Hamburg-Altona: 12 (S-Bahn included)
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 11:22 PM   #590
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Napoli Centrale (from www.grandistazioni.it)

Frequented by some 137 thousand persons per day, 50 million per year, Napoli Centrale is a railway junction of crucial importance for the entire national railways system, with a daily traffic flow of 390 trains. It is located in piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi. The railway hub is comprised of “Napoli Centrale” station at ground level (15 platform- track: from 5 to 25) and the “Piazza Garilbaldi” underground station (3 platform-track: from1 to 4), which has two tracks for the metro and two for the national railways system.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 01:05 PM   #591
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Darmstadt HBf: 11 platforms
Ludwigshafen (Rhein) HBf : 10 platforms (only 5 IC stops per day though) + 2 underground tram (meter-gauge)
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 02:16 PM   #592
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Antwerp:

Central Station 14 platforms
Antwerpen Berchem 10 platforms

Those are the 2 main stations.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 11:27 PM   #593
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14: Piccadilly station (Manchester)
Do you include light rail platforms in this list? If so, Manchester Piccadilly has a further two platforms below the main 14 platforms for the Metrolink.

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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #594
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New York Penn Station has an ongoing project on hand to add 6 more platforms tracks by 2017.

Grand Central also has an ongoing project to add 6 more platform tracks, but it is also going to lose about 8 platform tracks in the same project targeted for completion by 2014 or so (depending on how the money flows or not)

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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:18 AM   #595
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Both Toronto Union Station and Montreal Gare Centrale have 14 mainline rail platforms, though they are almost never used to full capacity.

When you add the subway/metro platforms, it goes to 16.

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Old February 5th, 2009, 02:46 PM   #596
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Newark NJ (Penn Station) has a total of 12 platforms:

6 Amtrak/NJT
2 PATH
4 Newark Subway

Hoboken (NJ) Terminal has 19 platforms:

16 NJT (need to check this for accuracy)
3 NJT HBLRT

I will check the number of actual operational NJT platforms and report back over the weekend
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It's not a terminal as many other station named in this thread. It is, however, still missing: Halle/Saale Hbf. Its 13 platform tracks should be enough to enter the list.
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Here's another one:

New Delhi has the following:

16 Main Line platforms
2 Metro platforms

for a current total of 18.

It is in the process of acquiring another 2 Airport Express Line platforms by 2010 for a total of 20
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How do you define "platform"? Does an island platform with a track on either side count as one or two platforms?
If the latter, Penn Station has 21 platforms for commuter and long distance rail and 8 subway platforms (4 on the 7th Ave line (1,2,3) and 4 on the 8th Ave line(A,C,E)). NJT plans to add 6 or 8 platforms once they build the new Hudson tunnel.
There are 10 more subway platforms one block east that are technically connected to the station by an underground passageway, however the connection has been closed since the 80's.

Atlantic terminal has 6 commuter rail platforms and 10 subway platforms (served by the B,D,M,N,Q,R,2,3,4 and 5 trains)

And Grand Central is connected to 8 subway platforms (Lexington(4), Flushing(2) and 42nd Street Shuttle(2)) in addition to the 44 platforms used for commuter rail.

So the total including subways for Penn Station is 29 platforms, Grand Central has 52 and Atlantic terminal has a total of 16 platforms.
A correction and a couple of comments:

At GCT the 42nd St. shuttle actually has 3 platform tracks, not 2, so GCT total should be 53.

Comment 1: As a result of construction of LIRR East Side Access under GCT, the old GCT is going to lose some number of platform tracks at the lower level, the area from which will be used as the concourse for the third level under GCT where LIRR trains will terminate. That level will have 6 tracks 3 at each sub-level. Construction is in progress to be completed sometime in the mid teens.

Comment 2:
As mentioned NJT NY Penn Station Extension (or NYPSE for short) will add 6 platform tracks under 34th St. all connected by pedestrian passageways to NY Penn Station. What is even more interesting is that NYPSE will stretch between 8th Ave and 6th Ave, and hence will also connect up the Herald Sq. subway station into the Penn Station complex, thus adding another 10 subway platform tracks for a grand total of 45 tracks. Construction is about to begin on NYPSE targeted for completion in 2017 or so.
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Here's another one:

New Delhi has the following:

16 Main Line platforms
2 Metro platforms

for a current total of 18.

It is in the process of acquiring another 2 Airport Express Line platforms by 2010 for a total of 20
I heared that there are Two Stations in Delhi, Old Delhi Station and New Delhi Station. One has 18 and other has 12, Dunno exactly

Howrah (Culcutta/Kolkata) & Sealdah (Culcutta/Kolkata) are already in the list.

Chennai Central has 11 platforms to handle long distance trains and 3 platforms exclusively for suburban trains. There is also a platform 2A between platforms 2 and 3. it is used to handle relatively short trains. Total : 15 Platforms

Chennai Egmore has 7 Old Platforms, 2 Newly Constructed Platforms and other 2 Platforms are Under Construction. Total: 11 Platforms

Bangalore City : 10 Platforms

Secunderabad : 11 Platforms
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