Jul
11
2011

Top 10 Most Beautiful Railway Stations in the World

That would be interesting to know that George Stephenson was founder of train. Now It is most wanted source of transportation. Due to lower fares, luxury and comfort it is liked by almost everyone, specially for long journey.  So here is the list of some most beautiful, amazing, stunning and marvelous railway stations that are famous for their beauty, luxury.

10. North Park Way Cable, Austria

North Park Way Cable - Austria

North Park Way is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It is the biggest cable station. This amazing and miraculous station was build by Zaha Hadid’s architect studio. With the shape of roof like moving wave that gives totally unique and unusual look.

09. La Gare de Strasbourg, France

La Gare de Strasbourg – France

La Gare De Strasbourg was designed by Johann Jacobsthal Berlin in 1883. The building was renovated in 2007. It is made of glass.

08.Southern Cross Station, Australia

Southern Cross Station - Australia

This railway station is very unique in its architecture because it has grooved roof. This station also won Lubetkin Prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

07. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Railway Station – Malaysia

With its old architecture (1920) it gives marvelous appearance. It is locate in Malaysia. The architecture is the combination of old western style and historical & cultural look.


06. Kanazawa Station, Japan

Kanazawa Station – Japan

It has 14 meters big gate that is like traditional Japanese style. Inside the station you will see a dome that covers eastern and western part with 3000 glass sheets.

05. Antwerp Central Station, Belgium

Antwerp Central Station – Belgium

This station was made in 1905. This architecture shape is like church.

04. Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing West Railway Station

Beijing’s West Railway Station is located in western Beijing. After three years of construction, that was opened for use in early 1996 . it is the largest railway station in Asia.

03. Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

Berlin Hauptbahnhof - Germany

Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the largest railway station of Europe. This station has beautiful and unique architecture and designed by the Hamburg architecture firm, inauguration in May 2006. The railway station serves around 1,800 trains and 350,000 passengers per day.

02. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, India

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – India

This station is located in Mumbai, India and designed by an English architect Frederick William Stevens. It is one of the biggest stations in India.

01. St Pancras Station, UK

St Pancras Station – UK

This railway station is located in England, UK and was founded in 1864-1868. Two nine meter high statues made of bronze are adding to its beauty.


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