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Old October 22nd, 2009, 01:30 AM   #181
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In many languages, the main stations are called Central Station or something a like, but big cities often have more then one main station, Paris and London as main examples, but also Berlin, where Zoo and Ost are main stations, too.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 01:54 AM   #182
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The thing with this thread is that not all cities have a "main" station, and not all countries have a practice of designating a city's station as its most important. It's really only Germany where they actually designate their most important hubs as "main stations." Maybe we should view it as "favorite major station."

I love all 19th Century stations. It is truly one of the great virtues of France's insistence on using existing infrastructure for their TGVs that these fantastic old buildings are still vital parts of our cities. If Maglev or something else had been implemented instead, places like the Gare du Nord and St Pancras would be on the road to being turned into museums.
I think it would be generally accepted that when described as "Main Station", it does not need the actual words "Haupt", "Central" or "Main" actually in the title. Most cities in the world in this case have a main or central station, and in the odd cases where it is not so, it is because they have a large rail infrastructure like London or Paris and have several "Main" stations, any of which would be valid for this thread.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:59 PM   #183
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I just meant a big, important (international) station.
You are right, major station would probably be a more appropriate name.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 06:40 AM   #184
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I love this place. I wish they had the money to fully restore and clean it up.

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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #185
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My favourite: Madrid Atocha

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Old November 8th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #186
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Beijing South Railway Station (opened in 2008 with 24platforms)















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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #187
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I like the ones in Madrid, Berlin and Beijing a lot
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Old November 9th, 2009, 02:50 AM   #188
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Beijing looks amazing too!
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Old November 10th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #189
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Lovely, that tropical garden in Atocha.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #190
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I love Grand Central in New York and Saint Pancras, London...
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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:07 PM   #191
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Belgium has many little and big architectural masterpieces, some examples, the bigger stations (Ghent, Ostend, Hasselt, Leuven, Charleroi,...) are mostly district capitals. The other smaller ones are just really well preserved and worth looking at!

Ostend, 1838:
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Essen, 1901:
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Sint-Joost-ten-Node (Brussels) ,1865:
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Laken (Brussels) ,1856:
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Watermaal-Bosvoorde (Brussels), 1884:
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Harelbeke,1896:


Elsene (Brussels), 1854:
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Schaarbeek (Brussels), 1913:
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Oostkamp, 1865:
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Ternat, 1856:
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Willebroek, 1914:


De Haan, 1902:


Opwijk, 1879:


Mechelen, 1913:
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Avelgem, 1924:
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Ronse, 1844:
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Oudenaarde, 1857:
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Moere, 1867:
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Diksmuide, 1923:
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Herne, 1867:
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Aalst, 1856:
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Jette (Brussels), 1856:
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Bissegem, 1853:
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Sint-Genesius-Rode (Brussels), 1873:
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Houyet, 1894:


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Old November 19th, 2009, 03:05 AM   #192
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I like this one in Nuremberg:


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Old November 21st, 2009, 10:29 PM   #193
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My fav is the Atwerpen Central Station, it's amazing!

My favourite stations in Spain:

ESTACIÓN PUERTA DE ATOCHA (MADRID)

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‘Vacío Azul’ – ‘Blue Vaccuum' at Madrid Station, in honour of those who were killed in this Station and all the commuter trains net by Al-kaeda the tragic 11-M
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The station is basically divided into two main section: Cercanías one (commuter trains) and Alta Velocidad (High Speed)

High speed section:

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Atocha Cercanías:

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LAS DELICIAS (ZARAGOZA)


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ESTACIÓ DE FRANÇA (Barcelona)

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 12:16 AM   #194
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ESTACIÓ DE SANTS (Barcelona's main railway station)
Has recently been refurbished

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 01:01 AM   #195
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ESTACIÓN BILBAO ABANDO (BILBAO, Spain)

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Old November 26th, 2009, 03:48 AM   #196
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Old November 26th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #197
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Old November 30th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #198
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Barking for me.

Limoges Bénédictins was kinda disappointing in that the platform level was so ordinary compared to the nice building above.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 12:32 AM   #199
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ESTACIÓ DE SANTS (Barcelona's main railway station)
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This thing looks awful, at least on these pictures. I wonder how it made its way to this thread.
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Old December 2nd, 2009, 09:32 PM   #200
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Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has completed a station with a vaulted glass and steel canopy in Liege, Belgium.











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