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Old March 2nd, 2007, 03:49 AM   #101
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Yes, but they are working on it too.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #102
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I don't see what's so special about Cologne's Hauptbahnhof. Many main stations in big german cities look similar. (Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne). In my eye's, the new Hauptbahnhof in Berlin is one of the best in Europe.

My top 5 in Europe would be:
1. Berlin Hauptbahnhof
2. Amsterdam Centraal
3. Antwerpen Centraal
4. Beloruskaya Vokzal (Moscow)
5. Kazanski Vokzal (Moscow)
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Old March 5th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #103
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I don't see what's so special about Cologne's Hauptbahnhof. Many main stations in big german cities look similar. (Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne). In my eye's, the new Hauptbahnhof in Berlin is one of the best in Europe.
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Munich is totally different.
Frankfurt and Hamburg look similar, but they are not in such a good shape as Cologne.
Berlin is from another epoche, can't be compared.

Another aspect is the Cathedral and the Rhine in neighbourhood to the station that's simply great.

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Old March 5th, 2007, 04:40 PM   #104
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Not to forget: Cologne ist the german number one for high speed trains.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #105
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any pics of Grand Central?
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:02 PM   #106
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An aerial of Milano Stazione Centrale

Let's have a look back

[img]http://i19.************/4p0l20k.jpg[/img]

This pic is a bit old (surely of the '80s) but I like it anyway

[img]http://i14.************/6gjwbdj.jpg[/img]
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:57 PM   #107
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This main building and its huge dome is under renovation at this moment.
It marks the end of a complete transformation with trains on 3 levels, including a level for high speed Thalys-trains.
There's also a new shopping mall, a premetro-station and an underground car-and bicycleparking.
There's a complete new entrance at Kievitsquare







































Notice the trains on the highest and lowest level
The shops are at level -1


New entrance at Kievitsquare (pics De Snor)







(pics: Snor, Da Vinci, Infrabel and others)
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Old September 21st, 2007, 10:19 PM   #108
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Great stuff. Is that upper concourse near the roof and outside on the roof open to the public, or was that a special occasion? ^
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Old September 21st, 2007, 11:02 PM   #109
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That was a special occasion!
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Old September 21st, 2007, 11:55 PM   #110
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Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station

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Old September 22nd, 2007, 12:56 AM   #111
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Just a small correction about Antwerp Central Station: Those shops are located on floor 0 At floor -1 there are going to be 4 more terminating tracks, but those aren't finished yet (though they are nearing completion I've seen).

I must say I've been happily surprised by many of these railstations that were in this thread...

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Old September 22nd, 2007, 07:58 PM   #112
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My favourite main station is the Art Decoesque Helsinki Central railway station by Eliel Saarinen



Entrance hall:
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Station's restaurant:
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Main facade:


From the air
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 11:28 PM   #113
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what are your favourite central/main stations?
In terms of design I was very impressed by Washington DC's.. ( my only complain is that they make you wait like in airports before they let you onto the plantforms so you can board the train - that was hella anoying - but the station was great! )




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Old September 22nd, 2007, 11:52 PM   #114
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My favourite main station is the Art Decoesque Helsinki Central railway station by Eliel Saarinen
I'll add a few pics from myself too:

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Old September 23rd, 2007, 12:28 AM   #115
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My favourite station is Milano Centrale of course, but it needs to be remoderned and cleaned....
Budapest station is very very nice......! I like it

sorry for my english...
I loved Milano Centrale when I was there. Almost missed my train to Roma because the board said the only train leaving at my scheduled time was going to Napoli. Good thing I asked someone about it. The passenger rail system in Europe is very impressive.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 12:35 AM   #116
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Without a doubt, this is my favourite train station in the world!
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 01:59 AM   #117
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The main station (Hauptbahnhof) in Cologne (Köln) should look like this again:



Please, anybody, reconstruct this baby as it was before that cruel war Would definetly be my favourite in the entire universe.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 02:23 AM   #118
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Geez, what a knockout! I don't know how does the current Köln Hauptbahnhof exactly look like but I'm afraid I have an idea..

And indeed the new Berlin Hauptbahnhof totally kicks ass. And I'm a fan of the Helsinki Central too.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 03:04 AM   #119
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No prob buddy, I can help you to remind the splendid grand style of the current look:




But luckily also some of the old parts could be retained...


















For sure, it probably would be quite expansive to reconstruct the pre-WW2-version, but it would be definetly worth every damn cent and effort to recover a marvellous piece of Cologne's old cityscape.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 04:49 AM   #120
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I really disliked cologne central station. Looks somewhat messy with all the different styles combined. And I certainly do not agree that cologne station is in a better shape than Frankfurt or Hamburg. Was that supposed to be a joke?
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