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Old May 13th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #161
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IMO St Pancras is the granddaddy of them all, but my personal favorite would be Leipzig Station, mostly for its massive multiple trainsheds:



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Old May 16th, 2009, 12:13 PM   #162
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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.
Haven't been there recently, have you? it's completely different now. The restaurations are still ongoing but the effect is already astonishing
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Old May 16th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #163
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Haven't been there recently, have you? it's completely different now. The restaurations are still ongoing but the effect is already astonishing
Last time was August 2006 .
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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:22 AM   #164
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I think the Central Station of Amsterdam deserves a spot in here Or Gare du Nord in Paris, both famous stations and really old style
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Old May 17th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #165
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Last time was August 2006 .
THis is how it is today...please notice constructions are still ongoing...I think they will finish by the end of the year. Many new areas have been opened and the old ones cleared and cleaned

The main gallery (at the level of rail tracks): this is not completely cleared of the old shops, but already looks very good



New areas (soon shops will open here)



the external gallery with the new metro entrances

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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:04 PM   #166
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Sorry, but.....

Where are the photos from Limoges (France) ?????



I cannot imagine a simple forget of our french "porcelaine" .

http://www.google.fr/images?q=gare+d...&ved=0CCgQsAQh railways company (not on strike today I hope)

Perhaps you maybe contact the French Railways company (SNCF), if not on strike today...

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Old February 23rd, 2011, 03:46 PM   #167
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I think nobody posted pics of BA's station yet.

Here you have Constitucion Station, 1 station 2 styles (the French part was partially demolished for building a megalomaniac art deco structure, but the 30s crisis stopped the construction; now we have 2/3rd of the old station and 1/3 of "new" art deco station)

1907-1929:





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Old February 23rd, 2011, 09:32 PM   #168
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Main station in Dresden - Germany (Architect: Sir Norman Foster):



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Old February 23rd, 2011, 09:41 PM   #169
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Main Station Berlin - Germany





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Old February 24th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #170
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BA's Constitucion Station






NY Grand Central



they look quite similar isn't it?
althought BA's station is more impressive.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #171
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What's BA?
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Old February 24th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #172
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BA is where your future queen comes from
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Old February 24th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #173
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Oh right right.

Very pretty station.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 01:37 AM   #174
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Renamed the thread to change the topic somewhat. This Newsweek article is old and so is this thread, but I'll keep it open to allow people to just post pictures of their favourite train stations.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 04:18 AM   #175
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I'm a big fan of Berlin Hbf as well. It is fairly recent (2006), so not everyone may have visited, but I can very much recommend a visit. One of the most spectacular stations today.

Also, I really like St Pancras; but I'm not sure if it is fair in a one-on-one comparison, since a large part of the historical building was constructed as (and is renovated to become) a hotel. It would be like calling London Bridge the most beautiful station because the Shard is on top of it.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 02:48 PM   #176
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BA is where your future queen comes from
I am also curious, and I don't follow news about the belgian royal family.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #177
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you should be curious about geography and politics first! maybe then about royal families...

The Hague is the de facto capital of Netherlands, and among 150 other international organisations it's the siege of International Court of Justice and related orgs, and NATO and Europol.

Said that, BA is the scribal abbreviation for Buenos Aires, but I´m not sure you now what/where it is.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #178
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some from Atocha, in Madrid


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Old December 20th, 2011, 06:57 AM   #179
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Old December 20th, 2011, 06:57 AM   #180
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