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Old January 9th, 2007, 01:40 AM   #61
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Penn station is my favorite -- so vibrant and multicultural. Union station in D.C is my second favorite.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 01:55 AM   #62
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The Hague, Hollands Spoor

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Plus of course, just about any recently built station in Portugal!
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Old January 9th, 2007, 12:56 PM   #63
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Here is my thread about one of my favorites (Zürich HB):
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=221636

Other favorites
-Antwerp
-Berlin Main Station
-Barcelona France is beautifull but not busy enought for a maion station.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #64
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Here is my thread about one of my favorites (Zürich HB):
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=221636

Other favorites
-Antwerp
-Berlin Main Station
-Barcelona France is beautifull but not busy enought for a maion station.
Barcelona França station was the central station until 1976, now it is the 2nd central station of Barcelona and it is becoming busier and busier.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:04 AM   #65
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That's good news, but it seems to me that the connection to lokal transportation could be better (wasn't a problem for me as my hotel was in walking distance from the station)

BTW the Pablo Casals to Zürich is the most important train on that station
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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #66
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My favourite is 's-Hertogenbosch station, means I am home





But the old one was much more beautiful



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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:36 PM   #67
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I find the Stazione Centrale in Milan, Italy to be particular beautiful. It is a strange mixture of Art-Deco and Liberty (Italian Art Nouveau), with a little fascist arrogance thrown in. A major refurbishing project is currently in progress.

It has been characterized by Frank Lloyd Wright to be one of the most beautiful stations in the world (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Central_Station).

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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #68
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Do you have moe pictures of this beautiful station?I searched on google but found nothing.Was it destoyed in WWII?
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Old January 11th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #69
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That's good news, but it seems to me that the connection to lokal transportation could be better (wasn't a problem for me as my hotel was in walking distance from the station)

BTW the Pablo Casals to Zürich is the most important train on that station
Now, there are HS trains from BCN to Madrid every 2-3 hours from França staion!

Here you are, last Saturday:
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Old January 11th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #70
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Do you have moe pictures of this beautiful station?I searched on google but found nothing.Was it destoyed in WWII?
@phobos; Yes it was destroyed in WW2,unfortunately.
It would be great if the building still existed
Here you can find more info(in Dutch) and pictures

http://stationsweb.brinkster.net/gebouw.asp?rec=363
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Old January 11th, 2007, 04:23 PM   #71
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This is the main Train station in Harare, the picture isn't so good as it's illegal to take pictures of the Train Station and other public buildings:

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Old January 11th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #72
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Barcelona França station was the central station until 1976, now it is the 2nd central station of Barcelona and it is becoming busier and busier.

That's great news. I read somewhere that they were planning on closing Barcelona França, which I found really sad, as it's such a lovely station. Glad to see that they will keep it now.

Pity it's not on the metro though, although from memory, a few "rare" commuter trains passed through or terminated at it. It really should be somehow more integrated into the great network Barcelona has, and used more.

Is this now the main terminus for the High Speed trains to Madrid? Or just secondary for that HS link?
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Old January 11th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #73
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Metro line 4 arrives to BCN França, station Barceloneta. Also commuter train line R10 arrives to França station, from BCN airport.

Now, França station is the main station for H.S. trains to Madrid.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #74
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But Barceloneta station isn't really connected to BCN França is it? If I remember correctly there was some distance between the two stations.

Are the H.S. leaving from França because it has standard gauge and Sants Estció has iberian gauge?

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There are sport events in the Main Station of Zürich, like beach soccer or beachvolleyball:
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Old January 12th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #75
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@phobos; Yes it was destroyed in WW2,unfortunately.
It would be great if the building still existed
Here you can find more info(in Dutch) and pictures

http://stationsweb.brinkster.net/gebouw.asp?rec=363
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Old January 13th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #76
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That's great news. I read somewhere that they were planning on closing Barcelona França, which I found really sad, as it's such a lovely station. Glad to see that they will keep it now.

Pity it's not on the metro though, although from memory, a few "rare" commuter trains passed through or terminated at it. It really should be somehow more integrated into the great network Barcelona has, and used more.

Is this now the main terminus for the High Speed trains to Madrid? Or just secondary for that HS link?
I'm sure the'll close it down once they've built the planned station at sagrera. Now for me the real station in Barcelona is Estacio del Nord although it now serves as a Bus station. I wish I had seen that one i full operation with steam engines. Easily on pair with Atocha although on a smaller scale. Franca i think is just sterile and boring. For Europe I vote for Amsterdam.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #77
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BCN França station is NOT going to be closed, it is decided!

Trains traffic is increasing a lot in Spain thanks to H.S. and with the liberalization of railways more stations will be needed for all the new rail companies.
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Sports events in a railway station? :
How about sporting events above a railway station. Pennsylvania Station in New York City is in the lower levels of Madison Square Garden:







Depending upon the type of event, Madison Square Garden can seat up to about 20,000.

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It should also be noted that North Station in Boston is in the lower levels of TD Banknorth Garden, which replaced Boston Garden:







TD Banknorth Garden has a maximum seating capacity of 19,580.
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I like the Shinjuku station in Tokyo and the original penn station in new york.
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