How many of you have given more than a glimpse to a railway station while travelling? We’re so busy and excited to reach the destination, many of us don’t care how the rail station is. But, there are some fascinating rail stations in this world which will make you stop for a while to amaze you with its vigor. In this blog, I’ll share some of those beautiful rail stations of the world-
Antwerp Centraal Station, Belgium–
The huge architectural building is made of stone and the enormous dome at the waiting room makes this rail station unique among all. The varying architectural style of the terminus is so complicated that viewers get confused to categorize all.
Gare du Nord, Paris, France–
The 23 magnificent female statues symbolize the destinations, served by this rail station. If you forget the chaos around the station for a while and have a deeper look to the station, you will know how beautiful it is.
T-Centralen Station, Stockholm, Sweden–
There are some stations which makes your journey better with its cleanliness and decoration. This underground metro station is famous for these two features.
St. Pancras International, London, UK–
History speaks to you through this building as after the renovation in 2000s, it has become one of the largest and most wonderful built of the Victorian style of architecture.
Dubai Metro, UAE–
28 billion Dirham was spent to build this metro station at Dubai. Do you need anything more to know how beautifully it has been decorated? You won’t find a flaw if you ever visit here.
CFM Railway Station, Maputo, Mozambique–
How it will be if you get chance to visit a concert while passing through a rail station? Yes, this greenish white rail station can give you that chance before say goodbye to you.
Grand Central Terminal, New York, USA–
This railway station has seen 103 years and still looks so young. The glorious gold chandeliers, the antique gold-barred ticket windows, the celestial mural above the passengers- all make the station a royal building.
Sirkeci Station, Istanbul, Turkey–
How about a rail station with less crowd and chaos? Seems impossible, no? Yes, you can visit the oriental designs, huge clock tower, stained glass windows and many more things in this apparently calm station.
Milano Centrale, Milan, Italy–
One of the busiest station of Europe. Though it was done under the influence of Fascist maladministration, now, it is the token of complex and beautiful architecture.
Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Australia–
When you think of a well-planned railway station, what comes to your mind? You must think about this station as it is built in a way so that hot air, fumes, exhaust gases, etc. can be dispelled from the station. Public friendly, isn’t it?
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Malaysia–
This railway station is the token of the unity of eastern and western style of architectural style and it is the example of an eclectic amalgamation. The Mughals, Moor and the Indo-Saracenic style has made this an exotic rail station of the world.
Atocha Station, Madrid, Spain–
Spain is not only famous for Iniesta and Xavi. It has this railway station which has a botanical garden and a turtle sanctuary under one roof. How exciting, no?
Estacao De Sao Bento, Porto, Portugal–
While the outer portion is designed with mansard roof and stone façade, the white and blue mural designs, telling the history of Portugal has given the station an exquisite look.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, India–
This UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE is a perfect amalgamation of the Indian traditional architecture and the Victorian gothic style. The domes, turrets, gables, murals- all has made it able to achieve the title.
Gare De Lyon, Paris, France–
The beaux-art details, the stone façade, big clock tower, glass and iron ceiling- each and every decoration of this station shows the French aristocracy.
Hydarpasa Terminal, Istanbul–
Established on the banks of Bosphorus, this rail station is the symbol of German and Italian architecture. Vigorous and impressive, no doubt.
Netkous Viaduct, The Hague, Netherlands–
This rail station is designed as a fishnet-looking viaduct. Though you’re in hurry, you’ll be amazed for once you see it.
Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, New Zealand–
The stained glass windows, designs with pink granite and terracotta top has given the rail station a picturesque view. It is also the country’s only sports museum.