Is this the most spectacular train station in the world?

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  • Bath_VIP
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    Good article on Grand Central here.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21353825

    I hadn’t realised that Penn station had some great character as well but unfortunately it was vandalised. Shocking to think that St Pancras could have suffered the same fate. What drugs were these 60s architects on that inspired them to destroy such beauty?!?


    Schaible
    Participant

    Beijing West Railway Station…. The biggest one in Asia, I guess.

    It is a huge coloss and always an experience to go into it buy passing security check, especially ahead of a public holiday!


    RCinBelper
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    I pass through Liege G regularly en-route to Maastricht or Germany via Eurostar/Brussels and it is always depressing. This is because Derby station was ‘rebuilt’ around the same time – clearly using off-the-shelf DIY products from B&Q and I can’t help making the comparison.


    RCinBelper
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    I pass through Liege G regularly en-route to Maastricht or Germany via Eurostar/Brussels and it is always depressing. This is because Derby station was ‘rebuilt’ around the same time – clearly using off-the-shelf DIY products from B&Q and I can’t help making the comparison.


    esselle
    Participant

    I quite like Gare de Lyon as it is home to the spectacular Train Bleu restaurant.


    Carlton-Browne
    Participant

    Leipzig and Porto come to mind.


    conshaldow
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    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    conshaldow – 19/02/2016 11:58 GMT

    LOL 🙂


    icenspice
    Participant

    Indeed conshaldow

    One of the most underrated train stations in the UK, if not in Europe.

    Priceless.


    MarcusGB
    Participant

    But do all stations have this (presumably) well run a station?!!!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jzawodn/132667966

    Actually i really do appreciate the more “Victorian era” of stations, and London has some fine ones.
    Amsterdam Centraal from the outside as St. Pancras are up there as magnificent in terms of period architecture.


    canucklad
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    Lol conshaldow…….A station that befits the fine town of Paisley !
    As for the 2nd picture, well Marcus ,I wouldn’t have thought such things went on in the sedate valleys of the lake district…..

    Back on track ,excuse the pun…….What should have been an opportunity to transform a once iconic station into a truly wonderful modern majestic thing of beauty,befitting it’s unique location has been totally wasted by Network Rail……
    Rather it has the feel of being in the middle of a bizarre battle between the relatively modern game of Tetris invading the older traditional world of jigsaw puzzles !!

    Ladies and gentlemen I give you Scotland’s capital station…The Waverley!


    MrMichael
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    I am in The Amsterdam camp too, from the outside and platform 1, the rest of the place is dire.

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