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World's Most Spectacular Railway Stations
1. Grand Central Terminal, Newyork
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal is a commuter railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States. It covers 48 acres and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world. Its platforms, all below ground, serve 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though the total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100. Grand Central Terminal is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions.
2. Gare du Nord, Paris (France)
Gare du Nord, Paris
Paris Nord is one of the six large terminus stations of the SNCF mainline network for Paris, France. Located not far from Gare de l'Est in the 10th arrondissement, the Gare du Nord offers connections with several urban transport lines, including Paris Métro, RER and Buses. By the number of travellers, at around 190 million per year, it is the busiest railway station in Europe and the busiest in the world outside Japan.
3. Madrid Atocha Railway Station, Spain
Madrid Atocha railway station
Madrid Atocha is the largest railway station in Madrid. It is the primary station serving commuter trains, intercity and regional trains from the south, and the AVE high speed trains from Barcelona, Zaragoza, Seville and Valencia. These train services are run by the Spanish national rail company, Renfe.
4. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur station
Kuala Lumpur railway station is a railway station located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The station is notable for its architecture, adopting a mixture of Eastern and Western designs. The station is located closely to the similarly designed Railway Administration Building, as well as the National Mosque and Dayabumi Complex.
5. Kanazawa Station, Ishikawa (Japan)
Kanazawa Station
Kanazawa Station is a major railway station in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, operated by West Japan Railway Company, the private railway operator Hokuriku Railroad, and the third-sector operator IR Ishikawa Railway.Beneath a square in front of the JR station is Hokutetsu-Kanazawa Station, the terminal of the Hokuriku Railroad Asanogawa Line.
6. London King's Cross Railway Station
London King's Cross railway station
King's Cross railway station is a major London railway terminus on the northern edge of central London. King's Cross is the southern terminus of the East Coast Main Line, providing high speed inter-city services to Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland. King's Cross is also a terminus for Great Northern which provides commuter services to North London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Norfolk. The station is 820 yards (750 m) north-east of Euston, the southern terminus for the West Coast Main Line.
7. Antwerpen-Centraal Railway Station
London King's Cross Railway Station
Antwerpen-Centraal is the name of the main railway station in the Belgian city of Antwerp. The station is operated by the national railway company NMBS. It is one of the most famous railway stations in the world.
8. St Pancras Railway Station
St Pancras Railway Station
St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras is a central London railway terminus and Grade I listed building located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden. It is known for its Victorian architecture, the station stands between the British Library, King's Cross station and the Regent's Canal.
9. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly Victoria Terminus (VT), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an historic railway station in Mumbai Maharashtra, India which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India, serving as a terminal for both long-distance trains and commuter trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.
10. Liège-Guillemins Railway Station, Belgium
Liège-Guillemins Railway Station
Liege-Guillemins railway station is the main station of the city of Liege, the third largest city in Belgium. It is one of the most important hubs in the country and is one of the 3 Belgian stations on the high-speed rail network. The station is used by 15,000 people every day which makes it the eleventh busiest station in Belgium and the third in Wallonia.