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Old March 2nd, 2009, 03:52 AM   #141
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lol comunistic.....

So what? Let them build big stations there is nothing wrong with that. I'm glad because at least I can "see" the rail influence in China. Our US doesn't seem to care about rail.
No-one is saying they can't build big stations. All they're saying is that big stations are necessarily attractive solely because they're big. A better word would be impressive.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 07:10 PM   #142
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Hello,

Here are some pictures of very beautiful stations in Belgium that are now completely destroyed.

I'm not saying they should be on that list, but I think they deserve to be in this topic.

Brussels-South: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/bru_mid.jpg
Brussels-North: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/bru_nor2.jpg
Antwerp-South: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/anv_sud.jpg
Berchem: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/berche2.jpg
Mechelen: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/malines1.jpg


More Belgian stations: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 05:34 AM   #143
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that comment was for Elevenking but s'okay.

@Wover: that's too bad... Would it be wrong for say the Belgian government to rebuild the stations down to almost exact details? Many buildings have been destroyed in history, but all new buildings are plain and futuristic. I would like to see many old buildings rebuilt, but oh well...
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Old March 5th, 2009, 06:17 AM   #144
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Hello,

Here are some pictures of very beautiful stations in Belgium that are now completely destroyed.

I'm not saying they should be on that list, but I think they deserve to be in this topic.

Brussels-South: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/bru_mid.jpg
Brussels-North: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/bru_nor2.jpg
Antwerp-South: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/anv_sud.jpg
Berchem: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/berche2.jpg
Mechelen: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/malines1.jpg


More Belgian stations: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/
yeah... ... ... what a loss.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 06:30 AM   #145
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Definitely not the best but i like it
Toronto's Union Station handles 250 000 passengers every day!





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Old March 5th, 2009, 06:48 AM   #146
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Here's Mumbai's CST Station. It was 3rd on the list and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

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A hundred years ago:
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Old March 5th, 2009, 06:49 AM   #147
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You are completely wrong.

1) This is China. A population of 1.3 billion we are talkin about. Everything has to be designed according to this fact.

2) All governments try to overwhelm people with some fancy projects. This is true for USA, China, England, Papua New Guinea, Mozambique, Iraq.............
You should not even respond to such ridiculous postings. Hey, I am as patriotic an American and pro-capitalist person as anyone but the poster just wanted to make you mad. Why do you even bother responding?

I grow tired of people just blurting out their feelings and ignorance without much thought.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 12:29 AM   #148
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Here's Mumbai's CST Station. It was 3rd on the list and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

A hundred years ago:
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I was watching a documentary a few weeks ago and apparently the designs for Melbourne's Flinders st station and Mumbai's CST station got mixed up when they were sent out to the colonies for construction. So Mumbai got Melbourne's station, and Melbourne got Mumbai's.

It probably worked out better that way though, it looks like CST is huge and Mumbai would need a massive station.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 02:19 PM   #149
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Hello,

Here are some pictures of very beautiful stations in Belgium that are now completely destroyed.

I'm not saying they should be on that list, but I think they deserve to be in this topic.

Brussels-South: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/bru_mid.jpg
Brussels-North: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/bru_nor2.jpg
Antwerp-South: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/anv_sud.jpg
Berchem: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/berche2.jpg
Mechelen: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/malines1.jpg


More Belgian stations: http://users.skynet.be/fa058639/
They really deserve to be included in this thread! I was very sad when they demolished the Leopold station in Brussels, in order to erect the building of the European Parliament.
Brussels - North I like, it's one of the finest examples of the European architecture from the 1930's, but the neighbourhood where it's located is a textbook example of urban decay, but recent developments (highrise construction, etc.) promise of better days ahead
Otherwise, Antwerp station is really adorable
As far as Maputo station is concerned, it was designed and built by the Portuguese, while the place was still called Lourenco Marques.
You can find more details about it here: http://cdbosco-lm.blogspot.com/2009/...de-maputo.html (in Portuguese)
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Old April 25th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #150
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¿Gare du nord in Paris???
¿Central station in Berlin???
¿Milano Centrale???
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Old April 25th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #151
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Didn't you get the memo? Turns out this poll is full of shit.

True story.
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Old April 26th, 2009, 11:41 AM   #152
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the first post shows british colonists' splendid past.
nothing about aesthetic.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 08:36 AM   #153
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Top Stations in the world?

LMAO

right!

don't see Howrah Grand Central, India's Largest station and 2nd busiest, in Kolkata anywhere on the list.





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Old May 1st, 2009, 12:37 PM   #154
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the first post shows british colonists' splendid past.
nothing about aesthetic.
Maybe we should be writing thank you letters to Queen Victoria for bringing rail technology to many parts of the world.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 02:19 AM   #155
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Milan Central Station (in Italian, Stazione Centrale di Milano or Milano Centrale) is one of the main European railway stations. It is a railway terminus officially inaugurated in 1931 to replace the old (1864) central station, which was a transit station and could not handle the new traffic caused by the opening of the Sempione tunnel (1906)
Its facade is 200 metres wide and its vault 72 metres high, a record when it was built. It has 24 platforms. Each day about 330,000 passengers use the station, totalling about 120 million per year.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 02:26 AM   #156
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To be honest, the last two stations mentioned in this thread do have a nice station building, but the platforms...

If those were made more modern, they'd be a lot more beautiful in my opinion.

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I absolutely love Milan Central - it has to be one of Europe's great stations and a cathedral of train travel.

The new HSR platforms are stunning.

Are there any HSR routes operating out of Milan that head outside of Italy? Or are all the routes going to cities like Turin and Rome?

It would be great to be able to go to Zurich and Germany, and France via HSR from Milan. The French alps might pose a problem though, and I'm not sure how many tunnels there are going into Switzerland now.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 06:45 AM   #158
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I absolutely love Milan Central - it has to be one of Europe's great stations and a cathedral of train travel.

The new HSR platforms are stunning.

Are there any HSR routes operating out of Milan that head outside of Italy? Or are all the routes going to cities like Turin and Rome?

It would be great to be able to go to Zurich and Germany, and France via HSR from Milan. The French alps might pose a problem though, and I'm not sure how many tunnels there are going into Switzerland now.
There are no high speed LINES which connect Milan or any other city in Italy with other nations. Switzerland and Italy are building the Gotthard Base Tunnel which will provide a high speed rail connection between the two nations. There is also the Lyon-Turin high speed rail project, but I don't think that is currently underway.
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It's all so arbitrary I hope nobody takes the list seriously. I'm just impressed with the old stations that are actually still standing. Many beautiful structures have been destroyed over the years, good to see ones like Mumbai still standing.
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There are no high speed LINES which connect Milan or any other city in Italy with other nations. Switzerland and Italy are building the Gotthard Base Tunnel which will provide a high speed rail connection between the two nations. There is also the Lyon-Turin high speed rail project, but I don't think that is currently underway.
That's not entirely true. Many EC's (EuroCity) have Milano Centralo as terminus en also the Pendolino from Switzerland goes until Milan.

About the station:

- Long waiting lines (+- 1,5 hour)
- Bad maintenance
- Insufficient modernisation
- Low platforms
-...

It's an amazing building but all of the above makes me even like Roma Termini more :p.
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