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Old May 23rd, 2005, 10:52 PM   #21
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Hi Get13,

you mention underground platforms ar Argyle St stn.

I was in Glasgow a few weeks ago and was surprised just many stations you have below ground - not just at Argyle street but also at Central and Queen street stns. Were these lines closed at some stage (under Dr Beeching, perhaps?) and then re-opened again (possibly in the in the 1980's?)

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I don't know if the suburban railway stations where closed. But I do know that the subway was closed in the 1970's to redevelop the whole system.#

Here are some pics of the subway before the closure:




Here it is after the closure:






Here is a map of the subway and the suburban rail system. IMO opinion the subway has never been extended as the suburban rail is very similar with the city centre stations all being underground and connections to the subway and other transportation being so good:
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The suburban rail hasn't changed much except for some new panels on the walls and redecorated passageways.

Here is a map of all of Glasgow's rail services:
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Old May 28th, 2005, 04:27 AM   #22
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30th Street Station. Bottom level is Amtrak intercity trains and New Jersey Transit commuter trains to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Top Level is Septa commuter trains.

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http://www.chesco.com/~apu/prr/prr_30.html



From http://www.trainweb.org/railpix/stations1.html:




http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~arvinde/s...0Downtown.JPG:



www.chesco.com/~apu/ prr/images/30th_interior.jpg



Amtrak Train 918 coming out of the north, heads into the 30th Street Station, 3:15 PM, April 19, 2001. Interstate 76 and 676 (Schuylkill Expressway) occupies the mid-ground, and the Philadelphia Art Museum dominates the horizon:


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Old May 29th, 2005, 08:41 AM   #23
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Vancouver Waterfront Station:


Vancouver Pacific Central Station:


Does anyone have any pictures of Amsterdam's major station? I was there last summer while they were doing some work on it and was wondering what the inside/outside looked like.
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Old May 29th, 2005, 10:48 AM   #24
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Antwerp and Glasgow's stations are just beautiful. Truly rail cathedrals.

Here are some fine railway stations from across the world:

Gdansk Railway station

Haydarpasa Train Station, Istanbul

London Waterloo

London Liverpool Street

Oriente Railway Station, Lisbon

Grand Central Terminal, New York City
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Old May 29th, 2005, 03:04 PM   #25
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Wroclaw train station, also known as Breslau Hbf. Built 1855 (at that time one of the largest) , adapted to railway above street level 1899 - 1905. Main hall is so long because it used to be platform hall on street level.
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Hall:



Platforms:



Airplane view:



And bonus - one of the oldest stations in Europe, built 1843, rebuilt around 1860, Dworzec Swiebodzki ( Freiburger Bhf.):

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Old May 30th, 2005, 01:07 PM   #26
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Here's Thessaloniki's train station... built back in 1960s. Right now the biggest in Greece.

1) a pano outside the station( right ):



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Old May 30th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #27
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Chicago's Union Station
Serves Metra (commuter rail) and Amtrak

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Exterior View




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Old June 7th, 2005, 06:49 PM   #28
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I decided to make a whole thread in the Architecture Section:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=4381570
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Old September 10th, 2006, 11:37 AM   #29
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MISC | Favourite Main Station

what are your favourite central/main stations?

i dont really know many of them, but two of my favs are

antwerp central station:






and zrich main station:

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Old September 10th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #30
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Antwerp is beautiful, but I don't think it's very convenient to be honest. At least not in the old layout; I hope it will be a lot better once they're done with the rebuilding.

Not sure if it counts as a "main station" since there are many in London, but St. Pancras is quite beautiful.


It looks slightly spooky at night!

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Old December 22nd, 2006, 04:12 PM   #31
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anybodys got some pics of my favourite?
O S L O SJ.

That's the most elegant station ive been at
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Old December 22nd, 2006, 04:30 PM   #32
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Victoria Terminus (Now Shiva) in Mumbai was modelled after St. Pancras.



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Old December 24th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #33
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Old December 25th, 2006, 01:28 AM   #34
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Budapest and Toronto also have very nice central train stations. Rome's is quite nice and modern as well.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 02:38 AM   #35
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Wrocław Głwny:


















And also Praha Hlavn Ndra:



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Old December 25th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #36
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The Two main terminals in Melbourne, Australia:

Flinders St. (about a century old, mainly handles suburban traffic









Southern Cross, the Region/Interstate Terminal:





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Old December 27th, 2006, 03:48 AM   #37
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Mine is also Glasgow Central. I love it.

From Wikipedia
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Glasgow Central Station is the larger of the two present main-line railway terminals in Glasgow, Scotland, and is managed by Network Rail. It is the northern terminus of the West Coast Main Line, and was opened by the Caledonian Railway on July 31, 1879.

It is the busiest railway station in Scotland. According to Network Rail, the station has 34 million people departing from, or arriving at Glasgow Central in the most recent year. This also makes it the busiest station in the entire United Kingdom outwith the London area. Glasgow Central serves all of the Greater Glasgow conurbation's southern towns and suburbs, the Ayrshire and Clyde coasts, as well as being the terminus for all inter-city services to destinations south of the border.
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Argyle Street running under the station:




Main Entrance:










Platforms going over Argyle Street:


Main Concourse:






Platforms:
















Roof:

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Old December 28th, 2006, 11:36 PM   #38
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I found Waterloo to be both convenient and handsome.





And I only know the domestic part.
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Old December 28th, 2006, 11:40 PM   #39
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And how on earth could I forget Berlin?







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I love Amsterdam's Centraal Station
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