Get out your camera, you arrive at the final station.
Impression of the city begins to take shape here.
We chose the ten most beautiful train stations that easily can be included in the list of the main attractions of the country.
St. Pancras International, London, UK the Station, like many others on this list, middle-aged: it was opened in 1868 and is opposite the British library in Central London. Here is a five-star hotel St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel (incredibly beautiful), this is the main station building. It is built of red brick in the Gothic revival style and is considered one of the most striking examples of this architectural direction.
St. Pancras International not only offers amazing looks, but also is an important transportation hub. Hence, for example, flights to Paris and Brussels on the Eurostar train under the English channel.
Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Australia the Main train station of Melbourne began its history in 1859, when it opened under the name of Spencer Street Station. The station has undergone a major reconstruction in 1960, and then changed it again in 2000, expanding and bringing to the modern mind. Thirteen years later we have added two new platforms, all of them became sixteen.
Outside the station stands an unusual shape of the roof. She curved, wavy. Looks original and recognizable — a building with nothing to confuse.
Kanazawa Station, Kanazawa, Japan the railway station in Kanazawa interesting combination of traditional Japanese architecture with modern styles. The entrance is like a huge chetyrnadtsatiletnyuyu arch, made of hardwood columns and handmade. It starts with the glass roof, which contrasts sharply with the very columns.
Inside Kanazawa Station has a lot of greenery: there are trees and bushes. There is even a fountain. Once inside, you will not notice how fast time flies while waiting for the train. And the building, despite a bold blend of styles, looks harmoniously.
Haydarpasa Gari, Istanbul, Turkey Station is on the Asian side of Istanbul, from here trains to the suburbs of the capital and around the East of Turkey. It was built on an artificial Peninsula that goes directly to the sea. From the station you can catch the ferry for crossing the Bosphorus.
Haydarpaşa is an important transport hub, so it is usually crowded here. The building first opened in 1908, and the station has existed since the seventies of the 19th century. In architecture a distinctly European features, and this is no accident, because the building was designed by architects from Germany.
Grand Central Terminal, new York, USA From the oldest and largest in the world station new York 44 platforms and 67 tracks. Duplex station: 41, the path was placed on the first level and 26 on the second. The building was built more than a hundred years ago in 1913, and it was also a station. Grand Central Terminal is executed in an eclectic Beaux arts-style, the distinguishing features of symmetry, the use of ornate decorations in the decor, figural sculptures and inserts in gold.
In the building there are several popular cafes and restaurants, mostly like the oyster bar. And there’s a cinema, so if the train is delayed or you arrived at the station too early, you can pass the time by watching a movie.
Gare de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Outside the station looks very modern and unusual — it’s all glass semi-circular building. The dome is relatively recent. Prior to that, the station looked to be under construction at that time — it was opened in 1883, but the construction continued for another five years.
For renovation, which was completed in late 2007, it took about 150 million euros. The building is equipped with all possible technology: Underfloor heating, modern system of electric interlocking, which allows you to monitor the dense traffic and to prevent disruptions in train traffic, the different security systems.
Antwerpen Centraal station, Antwerp, Belgium According to the photos it seems that the mansion of some ancient Ducal family or at all of the Royal family. The station opened in 1905, but trains from here went another since 1898, when it was built debabelizer is part of the station with platforms and a canopy over them.
Beautiful building with difficulty resisted the passage of time: it literally started to fall apart in the middle of the twentieth century. The demolition was avoided due to the status of a monument of architecture, which was assigned to the station in 1975. Launched in 1998, the restoration was only completed eleven years later. The station got another plan: instead of one level are three. During reconstruction Antwerpen Centraal built a new aisle to the platform, but castle-like building still stands on the site.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, India the called Station is not the place where it is situated, and on behalf of sivaji, the national hero of India, who in the 17th century revolted against the then ruling Muslims. Until 1996, however, the station was named Victoria Terminus in honor of Queen Victoria.
The building was built in neoclassical style. Inside are many works of George Kolasa, one of the best artists of his time, who painted Portuguese tiles Azulejos. Among the subjects decorating the walls of the station — historical episodes and scenes of battles. In short, there is something to see while waiting for the train.