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Old June 9th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #221
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Well, I guess that depends on which definition you give to refurbish, of course. But that's way off topic.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #222
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The Lehrter Bhf. was a huge terminus destroyed in WWII. Afterwards, the Lehrter Stadtbahnhof was used as a S-Bahn station on the Stadtbahn.
The Lehrter Stadtbahnhof was an S-Bahn station way before World War Two. And the Lehrter Bahnhof itself was anything but huge. It was rather tiny in comparison of other termini.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #223
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The Lehrter Stadtbahnhof was an S-Bahn station way before World War Two. And the Lehrter Bahnhof itself was anything but huge. It was rather tiny in comparison of other termini.
I had the opportunity to visit Berlin last year. Including a visit of the museum
of science and technology, which sports a huge railways section. One of its
displays is a large map of the Berlin rail infrastructure before ww2. I took a
picture of it, which I just looked at before writing this post. And from this
map I can say that
- the Lehrter Bahnof was really a terminus station, but indeed not very huge.
On the plan I see 4 tracks and 3 platforms.
- It was not an S-Bahn station but indeed a station of the national railway
system, terminus of a line heading north-west.
- It was not located on the Stadbahn but a bit more to the south, so one
can definitely not say that the new Berlin Hauptbahnof is a refurbishment
of the pre-ww2 Lehrterbahnof. It's not the same place.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 10:25 AM   #224
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The Lehrter Stadtbahnhof was an S-Bahn station way before World War Two. And the Lehrter Bahnhof itself was anything but huge. It was rather tiny in comparison of other termini.
There's a pretty good picture on wikipedia of the old railway station. (looking to the Northwest).



You can see the main station hall, and behind it you can see the "Lehrter Stadtbahnhof" wich was build where the elevated Stadtbahn crossed the throat of the main station.

The terminal station was distroyed in the war, but the Stadtbahnhof survived. For the new station it was demolished (and the Stadtbahn was moved slightly)

Now here you can see the new station under construction. This picture was taken looking south.


What you can clearly see is the old alignment of the Stadtbahn, with the Lehrter Stadtbahnhof, and the new station, including the new alignment, under construction to the south of it. The old station and alignment have been demolished in the mean time. You do see however that the new Hauptbahnhof is really standing on the site of the old Lehrter Bahnof, albeit turned about 30°, so it really can be considered its successor.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #225
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Nobody said that it can't be considered its successor (in fact, DB originally planned to call it "Lehrter Bahnhof" and uses the name for internal purposes apparently).
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Old June 11th, 2010, 01:28 PM   #226
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From the cities I've been to my favourites would probably be Berlin Hauptbahnhof, St Pancras and Gare du Nord (in no particular order). Flinders Street, Melbourne looks gorgeous from the outside as well, but the rest drags it down.
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Old June 12th, 2010, 03:20 AM   #227
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Japanese really does pay a pretty much effort on making great designs, (well, that's Japan for sure ... ... LOL)
when will there's one in London looks like this ?
All it is is a bit of wooden panelling, which by the way, is a fire hazard. London has come up with far more interesting and innovative stations.

And I notice you criticise the refurbishment of St Pancras in another post, would you have prefered them knocking down the Victorian masterpiece and replace it with some glass box?
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Old June 12th, 2010, 05:02 AM   #228
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This is my Favorite Station in my state , its used by 107,000 daily all modes added.

Newark Penn Station

Serves :

Amtrak > Acela , Regional , Keystone , Cardinal , Palmetto , Silver Meteor , Vermonter , Pennsylvanian , Crescent , Carolinian

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New Jersey Transit Rail > North Jersey Coast line , Northeast Corridor & Raritan Valley line

Future : MOM Network , Lehigh line , & West Trenton line

Newark Light Rail > Penn Station - Broad Street Station & Penn Station - Grove Street

Future : Penn Station - Paterson , Penn Station - Ironbound Streetcar

PATH > Newark - WTC line

Future : Newark - EWR ----Midtown Elizabeth via Jersey Gardens

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Old July 8th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #229
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Marrakech Railway Station, Morocco





















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Old July 8th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #230
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Marrakech railway station by Manchester School of architecture

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Old July 8th, 2010, 10:19 PM   #231
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I love Gare de Marrakesh exteriors. I've seen personally and swear is most of the most beautiful new stations in the world.

But it's interior and "quais" looks really disgusting. Like a cheap american shopping mall or Las Vegas. It doesn't fit the rest of the station nor the city.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 02:24 AM   #232
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Washington Union Station. Combination of modern comfort and old classic designs.

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Old July 11th, 2010, 04:09 AM   #233
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Oriente Station in Lisbon is pretty amazing ... as are some of the others above from the Iberian Peninsula ... Barcelona, Bilbao.

At the moment, all we hear here is that you guys are going broke. If you are broke, you have riches to show for it!

A word of caution: don't let them sell off your national treasures, including your railway stations: ... it happens far too often. You'll never get them back.
No ... just the stupid guys at the government are going to be broke.


The rest of us will manage to survive even AFTER the state defaults and colapses due to the excessive missmanagement of their own acounts and expenditures.

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Lisbon Oriente is pretty amazing in terms of architecture, but it really isn't that comfortable imo (especially the windy platforms). The best is imo Zurich HB - by far.

Oriente is suposed to be enlarged (from 8 to 13 tracks) in the next 2 or 3 years ... but then again ... these guys (government) seem to have managed the impossible and gone from a perfectly rebuilt economy to a one near the verge of colapsing ... due to their sole pernicious influence on the economy ... go figure how a single term in office of a bunch of stupid people can put an entire countries economy into default.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 12:41 AM   #234
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I wanted to say Marrakech but Optimus says it before me. So my second choice is Fes railway station (from moroccan forum)


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Old December 7th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #235
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I know there are already plenty of pictures, but Milano Centrale is one of my favourite stations





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Old December 13th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #236
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Old December 15th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #237
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The Michigan Central Station, built in 1913, in Detroit has been abandoned for over 20 years but it's still one of my favorites.

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Old December 16th, 2010, 05:38 AM   #238
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:previous: And if Detroit has its way, they'll tear it down. Dumb move on their part, especially as passenger rail service in America is starting to expand again.

Aaaaaaaanys, Philadelphia's 30th St. Station, mélange of my pix and Wikipedia's:














And now Wikipedia:






30th Street Station was built in the late 1920s/early 1930s by the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of a modernization plan to replace Broad Street Station:

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The current station has 6 upper-level tracks and 12 (IIRC) lower-level tracks.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #239
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the one destroyed in Berlin was awesome!

today I think my votes goes for Toledo's station in Spain, it's a masterpiece.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 01:48 AM   #240
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My favorite: Liège-Guillemins TGV

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Elegant.



In real it's so much more beautiful than on the pictures, It’s like a cathedral really impressive, I like the style of Calatrava, Timeless, pure and Elegant stations (Lisboa, Lyon)
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