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Old October 7th, 2007, 02:29 AM   #141
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Britomart doesn't seem to count for me. It maybe the central terminus, but it's really just the size of a suburban station or a large metro station - though generally a lot less busy. I believe they only started Sunday train services in Auckland 2 years ago on only 3 trains an hour on that day.
Yep, that's correct - 3 trains per hour, one train per line so you get an hourly service on each line. It's a half hourly service on each line on Saturday though.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #142
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Britomart is a disaster. It was built in a hurry, has had pieces of roof fall in and is hellishly impractical. It only has two tracks leaving the whole station hindering its capacity big time. Not only this, but the whole thing is occupied by old diesel trains which give the station an unhealthy blue haze and disgusting smell, not only this, the ballast has been so stained by oil you can hardly tell it's ballast anymore! A total of five platforms exist, but they park trains in there ready for peak meaning trains quite often double park and this involves running up and down the platforms. It's incredibly poorly lit and at night can be very dark and dingy. As you can quite clearly see, the roof isn't exactly waterproof and puddles form on the platforms, not a good start. Finally, the platform information system is shocking.

So yes, Britomart isn't a bad LOOKING train station, it's just one of the worst I've ever used and I use it almost daily unfortunately.
Ah right, I didn't know that. I just took a look down there when I was on holiday in Auckland last year and thought it looked cool. Shame about the problems with it.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:47 AM   #143
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Buenos Aires Main Stations

Constitucion Station (Main South Station):









Retiro Mitre Station (Main North Station):





Retiro Belgrano Station:

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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #144
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Damn, SP really has some architecturally impressive (and huge) stations
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Old October 8th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #145
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Yep, that's correct - 3 trains per hour, one train per line so you get an hourly service on each line. It's a half hourly service on each line on Saturday though.
Seriously you Kiwis ... for somewhere without oilfields you need to do better than that. I know Wellington's a bit more PT- friendly, but Auckland aspires to be a global city.

But Britomart is ... better than nothing! btw, where did the name come from?
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Old October 8th, 2007, 11:40 PM   #146
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Seriously you Kiwis ... for somewhere without oilfields you need to do better than that. I know Wellington's a bit more PT- friendly, but Auckland aspires to be a global city.

But Britomart is ... better than nothing! btw, where did the name come from?
Named after Point Britomart in Auckland.

If you're interested in our rail timetables...Just go here and type in "Southern Line" and "Western Line". The Southern Line timetable shows both the Southern and Eastern line so don't worry about searching seperately for the Eastern Line. Yes Auckland is very PT unfriendly (and by the way I'm not a Kiwi, ), and no I really don't think it will ever be a global city really... Not in the true sense of the term.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 05:16 AM   #147
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Auckland might be one day. It has the population, the natural setting and weather. It just needs to put a massive amount of funding into PT. Considering how committed NZ is towards sustainability, I'm suprised they haven't announced any major PT transport projects (apart from the City centre loop).
It seems these days that Wellington has really stolen the crown for being 'NZ's best city'.

Auckland does have a long way to go before it's "world class" (this term is thrown about so much that it's lost all relevance) -it has to compete for glory against the brash, arrogant cities of Australia's east coast for one thing, and those cities won't like their tourists choosing Auckland over themselves.

Anyway, back to topic, I liked Britomart. I had no idea it was such a disaster.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #148
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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!

I love it!
It's one of the most wonderful main stations I have seen in my life.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #149
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A "coupple" more pics from Milano Centrale









































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Here lot of cool pics of Stazione Centrale >>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca...trale_in_Milan
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Old October 16th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #150
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I like this railway station in Samara, Russia:

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Old October 17th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #151
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samara is also the name of a lada isnt it ?
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I like this railway station in Samara, Russia:


Oh - that has changed a lot since I was there the last time!
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Old October 20th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #153
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Kyoto Station ... ive get lost in the damn shopping centre.

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Old October 21st, 2007, 03:49 AM   #154
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I remember Kyoto station in 2001, I was very impressed, it was really huge!
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Old November 27th, 2007, 10:14 AM   #155
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Old November 10th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #156
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Milano Centrale airview

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Beautiful station in Milano!
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Looks like a rather big construction site to the right of those towers, what's going on? (or has already gone on?)
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Old November 10th, 2008, 06:23 PM   #159
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Lombardia Region new seat ( http://www.urbanfile.it/index.asp?ID=3&SID=101 )... actually the whole area is under developement

Here is a rendering by Skymino, using the same shot, which shows how the aerea will look like in 2014 (but it's a bit OT over here )

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