Train transport is considered as one of the cheapest means of transport all over the world. It is with this in mind that you will find most railway stations full with a beehive of activities. At the railway station, you will find vendors, passengers and railway officials, all going on with their day to ay hustle and bustle of activities. When the train comes, numerous will alight while others will board heading to the next destination. In most cases, railway stations are characterized with a lot of commotions, noises and it is the last place if you are in need of peace of mind, would wish to be in.
Get to know some of the best beautiful railway stations with an environment that is conducive for your mind
10. Southern Cross Station in Australia
It is located in Melbourne and it is a major railway station in Australia. It has a unique Grimshaw Architects design which took the designers 4 years to complete. This station is one of the busiest in Australia, serving over 15 million passengers per year. Its creativity and innovation is shown by the striking structure which features undulating and rolling roof.
9. Kanazawa Station in Japan
It is located in the Ishikawa Province in Japan. It has a striking gate that leads to the station, which is the first striking feature that you will see. There is a giant and impressive dome which covers passage to the western and eastern part which is just amazing. This station is a combination of modern futuristic architecture and traditional Japanese architect.
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8. Antwerp Central Station in Belgium
This is one of the amazing railway stations in the world which was constructed within 10 years between 1895 and 1905. It has several domes above the passenger waiting hall, this railway station has unique features that makes it look more of a temple than a railway station.
7. Berlin Hauptbahnhof in Germany
This is an architectural work of mankind. It is a tourist attraction which is situated in the busy streets of Berlin. It has over 80 stores and shops and 14 platforms and it is the largest crossing station in Europe.
6. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station in Malaysia
It was designed by a British Architecture A.B Hubbock. It is a mixture of various architectural styles ranging from Indian, Arabic and western techniques. People love passing through this old railway station just to admire its beauty which looks more of a fairy tale than real.
5. Gare De Strasbourg in France
This wonderful railway station was designed in 1883 by Johann Jacobsthal, a Berlin architect. It is one of the railway stations which caters for the millions of passengers that pass through France to destinations like Poland, UK, Germany, and Belgium. It is a 120 meter glass constructed railway station and has a 25 meter space between the dome and the building which adds to its attractiveness.
4. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai
It is the busiest transportation hub in India designed by Frederick William Stevens, who was an English architect. It is the only railway station, which is listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites list. It is a mixture of gothic turrets, pointed arches and stone domes. It is a mixture of traditional Indian architect and Victorian Gothic Revival style.
3. St. Pancras International in London
It is a historic station that has a Victorian architecture which was constructed between 1864 and 1868 and was renovated in 2000. It has two tall statues of John Betjeman and a 9 meter bronze statue of a couple which are just amazing.
2. Atocha in Madrid
First timers will be mesmerized by the beauty of this station and wonder if it is a train station or a miniature jungle. It is the largest train station in Madrid, which was built way back in 1851.
1. Grand Central Terminal in New York
It is a monumental railway station, which was built way back in 1913 by the New York and Harlem Railroad company. Currently it is serving as the connecting hub of transport for car, pedestrian traffic , and metro. It has 44 platforms which serves 67 tracks in two levels. It is decorated with gleaming chandeliers and marble staircases.
The above are some of the best and beautiful stations that offer more than gloomy passengers and noisy; they are stations which are crowded with happy passengers who would even want to stay in the station for a much longer time. Let it on your friends so that they can use this stations next time they visit.