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Old October 16th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #1
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MISC | Demolished Railway Stations (Photo Thread)

This topic is about train stations that have been demolished despite their historic values. One example is Pennisylvania Station in NYC which was demolished in 1960s an replaced by a modern station building. Another example is the historic Ostbahnhof in Berlin which was demoished for the construction of the new Berlin Hauptbahnhof
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Old October 17th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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My country (Belgium) is full of this kind of scandals

I'll post some examples one of these days...
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Old October 17th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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This topic is about train stations that have been demolished despite their historic values. One example is Pennisylvania Station in NYC which was demolished in 1960s an replaced by a modern station building. Another example is the historic Ostbahnhof in Berlin which was demoished for the construction of the new Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Berlin Ostbahnhof (Hauptbahnhof between the mid 80th till 1998) still exists. The station at the site of the new Berlin Hauptbahnhof was Berlin Lehrter (Stadt)Bahnhof.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #4
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Did Berlin Lerhter Stadtbahnhof have any historical value?
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Old October 18th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #5
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Did Berlin Lerhter Stadtbahnhof have any historical value?
A little, though I'd rather see the current new station than this.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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Victoria station in nottingham.

This station wasnt just demolished and rebuilt, it was demolished and rebuilt as a shopping centre, minus the train station. The whole line is now gone and is desperately needed.
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Another example is the historic Ostbahnhof in Berlin which was demolished for the construction of the new Berlin Hauptbahnhof
The historic Ostbahnhof has been demolished indeed. However, it hasn't been replaced by any other station. It's just gone.

The station called Ostbahnhof today is actually the Schlesischer Bahnhof. That's a completely different station although nearby.

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Did Berlin Lehrter Stadtbahnhof have any historical value?
I don't know what you mean by historical value. It had, however, its value in the past as it linked the local services on the Stadtbahn line with the mainline station Lehrter Bahnhof.
With the Lehrter Bahnhof closed after WWII the Lehrter Stadtbahnhof lost most of its significance. It remained in the middle of nowhere close the wall until the mid 1990s when it made way for a new main station.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #8
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Victoria station in nottingham.

This station wasnt just demolished and rebuilt, it was demolished and rebuilt as a shopping centre, minus the train station. The whole line is now gone and is desperately needed.
So you mean that they demolished the train station and built a shopping center in its place? Where the trains call at now?
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Old October 19th, 2008, 02:28 AM   #9
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There was already another station a mile or so down the road on a different line.

They built a really crap shopping centre with equally crap flats above it. The clock tower was kept.

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The Bastille station in Paris, closed in 1969, demolished in 1985: (picture from Wikipedia Commons)

Now it's an opera. Quite ugly in my opinion. Picture from simonandbaker.com

It was a small suburban line with 44 trains a day. The line was steam operated untill the last day.
In 1969 the line has been rerouted underground to gare de Lyon (600 m from the Bastille square, Gare de Lyon clock tower can be seen on the right side on the 2 above pictures) and la Défense and is now very famous.. as RER A. The viaduc has been converted into a pedestrian way. There is a Youtube video there: http://www.carlconrad.net/fr/2008/02...e-la-bastille/
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Old October 19th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #11
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Could you please show pics of Lehtrer Stadtbahnhof? Ind did train service continue during demolution of old stn and con. of the new Hauptbahnhof?
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I dont know what was there before, but the new Berlin station is top notch and is deffo an improvement, whatever was there before, because its great.

I cant imagine anything great was there before as the area around still appears to be rebuilding from being flattened by us lot in the war.
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Interesting thread. Not demolished, but the Ottawa train station downtown is now used as a convention centre.

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Old October 20th, 2008, 11:12 AM   #14
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Are there any stations which have been converted into hotels? I think this is as bad as being demolished
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Old October 20th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #15
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The old Auckland railway station is used as student accommodation.

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Old October 20th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #16
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"Gare du Sud" (Terminal of the "South Railways", the longest meter gauge railway still operating in France) in Nice was closed in 1991 and replaced by a small and unatractive station nearby. It was supposed to be demolished to make room for a new townhall but it seems that it will survive. What it will be used for is not clear though.
Pictures from www.simplonpc.co.uk/CP-B.html

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Old October 20th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #17
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http://kentvedemiryolu.com/indir.php...emirsaygi3.pps

Istanbul's historic train stations which will be demolished as part of Marmarail project
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Gare des Brotteaux, Lyon

Built between 1904 and 1908.
Closed in 1983 due to the opening of the new Gare TGV de la Part-Dieu located just hundred of meters away.

The "marquise" (the glass and metalic structure over the platforms you can see behind the building in old photos) was demolished.
The building now hosts: a night club, various bars and restaurants and an auction house.





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Old October 21st, 2008, 10:54 AM   #19
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At least they haven't demolished the station building. I love European station buildings.
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Victoria station in nottingham.

This station wasnt just demolished and rebuilt, it was demolished and rebuilt as a shopping centre, minus the train station. The whole line is now gone and is desperately needed.
Did the chamber of architects and the public protest the demolition of the stn?
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