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Got a memorable railway station you'd like to share? Post here.
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>>1104398
>berlin central station
i guess it is memorable for its shitness
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>>1104459
How is it memorably shitty?
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>>1104492
have you been there? Its a cluttered, draftly soulless corporate glass structure, and who ever thought it would be a great idea to combine a shopping center with a transfer station is just dumb.
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>>1104492
what >>1104507 said

also:
the platforms at the top level are way too narrow
you need to use like three different lifts to get from the bottom platforms to the top
the public transport links are shit (especially compared to stations like zoo and alexanderplatz)
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Paddington?
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>>1104398
Westminster Tube station sticks out the most, I remember walking out of the exit and seeing Big Ben for the first time. Absolutely amazing.
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>>1104553
This. Especially coming up the English techno-modern cavern that takes you out from the Jubilee line. London actually has a bunch of GOAT subway stations imho. Nothing in NYC or the rest of the US even comes close.
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>>1104507
>idea to combine a shopping center with a transfer station is just dumb.

It's not like you don't want rail operators to subsidize their operation from retail incomes just to appease your autism.
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>>1104478
Paddington looking towards the Lawn
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>>1104553
Big Ben is the bell (slightly off key that does the 'boings') not the building.
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Why are train stations so much comfier than air ports?
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Southern Cross Station, Melbourne. It's not really indoors but not really outdoors. It always has diesel fumes, but not to dangerous levels. And the roof is really wavy.
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>>1104398
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>>1104517
That looks bearable.
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>>1104706
Lol they're all the fucking same
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>>1104707
Never been there myself, but it's known for a children's book character called Paddington Bear.

Oh and the Great Western Railway too.
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>>1104697
What kind of retard designed an enclosed terminal (implying more trains idling for longer) station to be used by diesel trains?

>not to dangerous levels

If you can smell diesel exhaust, you're beyond safe exposure levels.
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Shinjuku Station, but only because A: it's the busiest station in the world, and B: it's a mess. Even my autistic ass had trouble finding the exit outta there on my way to the Tocho, and only later did I discover there was a better exit even closer to the towers. Fuck that place.
With that said, all the other stations I visited was alright.
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>>1104631
This. Rail companies in East Asia are so profitable because they are in the business of real estate, and if you look at all of their stations they all have retail. I don't understand what the problem is
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>>1104830
i stayed near shinjuku station last year. got lost on a couple of occasions looking for the right exit

i go through pic related every day but it's pretty unique
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>>1104647
I don't care even a little.
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Pretty much what you would expect a big American train station to look like.
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>>1104943
Here is where they filmed the baby carriage scene in the Untouchables.
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Simply the best
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>Childhood feels flow like water

There is no reason a station strictly used for regional transit should be this well-kept and beautiful. But when it is, it's the stuff of magic.
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Crush hour at Waterloo (London's busiest station), in part due to a fatality on one of the lines.
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>>1104821
>>1104822
This station is great. I was going to visit the Siza pavillion nearby on a really hot day. Was very comfy coming up from the cool darkness into the shade of the platforms. Spent a while just enjoying the place.
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Hongqiao station in Shanghai. It's basically a huge atrium, with airport and subway connections. None of the shots online really do it justice.
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Fuzhou South station is really nice. It's nowhere as busy as Fuzhou North, but it's a lot grander in its architecture. It almost looks like a traditional palace that was transformed to be used by the modern world.
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>>1105276

At track level it's also really nice. It's buried in the middle of a lot of mountains (granted, most things in Southern Fujian are), and it's on the outskirts of the city, so when it's not rush hour and there aren't many trains heading through, it feels very serene, almost. Then rush hour hits and all these tracks have high speed trains rushing through at 250kmph, and again, it's just that merger between the traditional and the modern.
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qingdao train station. german architecture in china
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flinders street station melbourne
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>>1105321
Other than the facade, I always found Flinders Street forgettable and a bit haphazard. Although the one time I used the urinal next to two dozen other blokes was quite memorable.
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I think Masarykovo station in Prague might be my favourite. Today it's mainly a terminus for commuter trains, but it has that lovely 19th century vibe while still be very human-sized. It's not a giant temple of progress, but a nice "old" place. It's cozy, a bit shabby and old-fashioned.

>>1105277
sounds pretty nice, I'd love to visit that
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>>1105335
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>>1105336
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>>1105336
kawaii af
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For contemporary(-ish) stations i think Düsseldorf Flughafen is my #1. It's 90s as fuck and has all these nooks and crannies that aren't really in use today. Plus how many stations in the world have direct connections to a people mover?
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>>1105344
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>>1104398
>>1104459
>>1104507
>Berlin HBF
Yeah, kinda shitty if you have to get from one of the top tracks to the basement, and for its "middle of nowhere" location, but other than that its quite cool. Really like the 3 levels stacked on top of each other.
That elevated "axis" through Berlin is quite cool (apart from when you live next to it I guess). Sightseeing trip through the city in one of those shitty double deckers? Lol, how about a sightseeing trip in a double decker train, or a comfy ICE?
I'm not even a train foamer, but when I'm in Berlin, I'll always be wasting some time riding around in trains.
Berlin is a quite fucked up city, but they do have some nice train stations and rail infrastructure.
Gleisdreieck for example is really amazing to see, but wiki has no decent pics of it.
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>>1105341
>For contemporary(-ish) stations i think Düsseldorf Flughafen is my #1. It's 90s as fuck
Haven't been there, but looks 90s technoid indeed.
Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof is also quite memorable, I think.
A few ICE and such tracks, and an "interesting" office building on top of it. Other than that, its doing its job.
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And the most memorable German railway station is probably S21, even though it technically does not exist yet. Oh well, Stuttgart HBF is shit anyways, so it'll probably won't be worse. I'm just curious if it will be finished before BER (which, BTW also has a quite interesting train station).
They have to move trains through it daily, even though no one uses it, to keep the air moving or someting. Truly a marvel of German engineering and our cliche of being all rational and working and getting shit done…
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One of my favorite stations Bahnhof Zug in Zug Switzerland. Cool modern design + light installation that turns on at night
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>>1105407
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>>1105406
>>1105407
Switzerland is truly wondrous as far as rail transport goes
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>>1105382
This is Frankfurt and close to the airport but not the linked railway station... to be honest it is not a railways station at all but a standard office building directly at the autobahn.
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Do shit stations count as memorable?

>they demolished London's first major terminal for this
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>>1105462
that building sits directly on top of the former station though, so I'd say it counts as part of the station.
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Horsted Keynes of the Bluebell Railway.
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>>1104697
Looks comfy.
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This is really nice.
choo choo
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>>1105687
Ah, Frankfurt Main Station. Quite cool place.
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SHITPOSTING LIVE FROM THE LA UNION STATION METROPOLITAN LOUNGE
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best Parisian station comin' through
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>>1105706
>not posting super kawaii Gare d'Austerlitz
Sad!
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>>1105709
>Meh exterior, ugly interior

How about no?
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>>1105702
Wow, I am throughly impressed of how damn unimpressive this waiting room is. It looks like you're in an office breakroom.
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>>1105720
die
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>>1105702
LA has a train station!?!?!?!
>mind
>blown
Also, clean your fucking screen!

and this >>1105729
German railways railways has better lounges, and it's really easy to get to the lounge status, compared with airlines.
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>nobody posted Antwerpen-centraal yet
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>>1105729

>It looks like you're in an office breakroom.

This is the 1st Class Lounge too lmao

>>1105803
>LA has a train station!?!?!?!

LA has the very last train station that isn't an architectural abortion.

>>1105803
>Also, clean your fucking screen!

Don't tell me what to do dad.
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>>1104398
>>1104459
>>1104492
>>1104507
>>1104510
The most shitty thing about it is that it isn't called Lehrter Bahnhof anymore.
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I always liked this psychedelic mess of a station in Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany.
>>1104683
Because they are usually in the middle of a city and used by thousands of people as part of their everyday lives. You can wait around half an hour for your train in comfort, buy snacks for reasonable prices, and just take a walk through the city if you like. None of those are true for airports.
>>1105278
Interesting
>>1105498
Comfy
>>1105694
I hope you are memeing
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>>1104398
I was once in dire need of a good shit whilst visiting Berlin, closest toilet was in the Hauptbahnhof. Best shitting expercience of my entire life, the rooms were so fucking clean, well lit, ergonomic... The janitor nearly apologised for not greeting me with my name. 10/10 would shit again.
>best .80€ I ever spent
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>>1105922
>I hope you are memeing
Nope. The poster tried to trick us by labelling the image cologne, but I did quite some aerial image analysis in my job, and I can "backcalculate" this image into an aerial image in my head, and then it's clearly Frankfurt.
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>>1105922
Indeed it is, Horsted Keynes has been used to film many TV shows and films throughout the years.
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>>1105931
>he can't recognise the kölner dom
Mate, this is the cologne central station. it's the only station right next to a cathedral and ffs, this cathedral is iconic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ln_Hauptbahnhof
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>>1105095
I much prefer St. Pancras to Waterloo. Better architecture, better trains and better destinations.
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decrepit yet cozy
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Grand Central of the West
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Kiev Train Station

Its got two huge buildings either side and the whole walkway over the lines has a fuck load of shops and stuff. Its great
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>>1106795
Forgot picture
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Tenterden Town station.
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>>1106704
No it is not. It clearly is Frankfurt!
Haven't you watched the A-team?
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>>1106773
It is a cool building. Too bad it'll be years before any train s actually go to it.
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>>1107077
Yeah. Hopefully it'll get fixed by 2030. Even with the pedestrian tunnel, not including a BART and Muni station, or at least plans on how to add them later, seems like a mistake. As of right now, they're also planning on connecting the three platforms/six tracks in the basement with a triple tracked tunnel, which doesn't have funding and will cost like two billion for a mile and a half of track. I can't imagine three tracks is going to be enough capacity for Caltrain and HSR to come in and out of the station for very long, which means they'll have to, at some point, full a triple track tunnel out the other end and loop it back to the Caltrain ROW, which will also probably face a funding hurdle. It'd also be great if another bay tunnel could be built for Amtrak (Capitol Corridor) and ACE, but three platforms would probably become overwhelmed.
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>>1106738
I can smell the urine through my display.
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>>1105466
Yeah Euston used to be alright. Thankfully it is being redeveloped for HS2.
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>>1104996
there is no reason to not have the places you visit every day be at least somewhat pretty.
aesthetically pleasing surroundings can do a ton for your mental health actually
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>>1105922
this is interesting, never knew hundertwasser built a train station as well
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>Paris has a train station named after Rosa Parks

Eurocucks just get more and more ridiculous every day
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>>1107623
>such a ridiculous statement
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>>1105382
I tried to photoshop that building into a spacecraft once.
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>>1107623
Go back to /pol/. Rosa Parks is seen as a heroe in France and most of the new stations need to be named after women now anyway.
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>>1107623
>Le 56% face
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Here is Gare de l'Est,

Gare de l'Est a cute.
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>>1107875
Very /aesthetic/. Probably could do without the brick, but the ceiling is very nice.
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>>1107882
>Rosa Parks is seen as a heroe in France
lol
>most of the new stations need to be named after women now anyway
LOL

Thanks for proving my point that European countries are all cucked
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>>1107966
Love the Swanage Railway, gonna try & get a ride on it in a couple of months. Hope they fully re connect to the main line soon.
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>>1108056
>Hope they fully re connect to the main line soon.

It is fully reconnected to the main line? They've been running timetabled services from Wareham all summer.
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>>1107086
They're not seriously going to run diesel services through there!? Crazy.
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>>1108088
Oh shit, I didn't know that! I just moved down South so I haven't checked what was going on with it. I'll look into it!
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>>1107966
yeah we should start naming things after Pinochet and colonial army generals.
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>>1108131
meant for >>1108055 obv
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Busiest railway station for number of trains passing through it in Europe I think.
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>>1108106
No, they're not. Caltrain is electrifying the tracks up the peninsular and has bought new rolling stock so the tracks can be shared with HSR.
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>>1105380
>Berlin is a quite fucked up city

How so? You mean the darkies?
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>>1108243
I heard it's Europe's San Francisco. People literally have gay sex orgies in public
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>>1108278
Sign me the fuck up, I want to move there
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>>1104507
Amsterdam Main Station has a lot of shops. It works.
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>>1104631
im not against commercial use in stations, i just think its stupid to have three levels full of shops when people have to go through all of them for transfering trains. It's just a hassle that could be avoided with like a separate flight of stairs that doesn't interfere with shoppers.
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>>1108368
It's for the same reason that the first thing you see after you pass screening for your international flight is all the duty free shops.
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>>1108368
the shops on supermarkets are allowed to open on sundays which gives them some kind of purpose imo. personally i always frequent spätis when i need something on sundays but i know some people that take advantage of that
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Innsbruck station is really comfy
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Dorasan Station near the Korean DMZ, went there last year as part of the DMZ tour when I was visiting South Korea

1/4
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>>1109272
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>>1107253
pfff, yes indeed
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>>1106738
After hearing people talk about how shitty New York is my entire life and seeing pictures of subway stations that literally looked like dirt holes with tracks running through them I finally visited and was pleasantly surprised. the stations, while shitty, had a certain sense of pragmatism and utility.

I honestly enjoyed them more than D.C.'s grandiose stations, although they're also insanely filthy at this point..
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>>1108368
This is also a problem in NYP, you have shops right in the areas where people are waiting to board trains. So, you have travelers mixing with people just passing through for food and it creates insane congestion in the corridors. I'd rather all the shops be clustered in a food court and they devote all that space for the riders (yes it is so crowded we really need like 50-100 ft wide corridors and stairs imo).
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>>1107882
>most of the new stations need to be named after women now anyway

why?
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Rotterdam centraal is pretty sweet
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>>1109543
Most people respond better emotionally to aesthetically pleasing spaces than utilitarian ones; if this weren't true everything we built would just be a white box. That said NYC stations probably catch fire less than DC's do.
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>>1107623
>naming a railway station after a prominent woman of color means you're totally KEKED
why do right-wingers get so upset over non-issues like this?
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>>1110554
meant to say *cucked, but came out as keked. How auspicious.
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>>1108368
>i just think its stupid to have three levels full of shops when people have to go through all of them for transfering trains
The people trying to sell you shit think it is a GREAT idea and they're the ones paying to get the opportunity.
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>>1107651
How did it go?
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>>1107623
I bet it's in some nigger shithole too.
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>>1105344
>>1105345
Jesus Christ
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>tfw loads of station
>tfw none is really memorable
We have an old terminal, which has many trains terminating there but they usually arrive almost empty because people get off at the newer main stations. They've even tried to close it down three times now, they just couldn't because there's not enough tracks at other stations.
I guess the curved roof makes it a bit memorable...
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>>1104398
Most memorable station.

Because getting off here means coming home.
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>>1113621
Glastonbury '99 :)
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>>1113621
>Because getting off here means coming home.
Well, if that's a relevant category
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>>1104610
Bank is my favourite for these ridiculous gaps. The platforms are so curved you can't see either end from the middle.
t. Britbong
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>>1104707
Paddington is lovely inside. UK has the GOAT old stations
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>>1113922
Liverpool Lime street, in use since the 15th of august, 1836
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Frome station, wooden train shed dating to 1850
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Bristol temple meads, once the western terminus of the GWR
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>>1113921
Also have the circle/Hammersmith and city line platforms at baker Street. Part of the earliest section of the metropolitan railway and still in use.
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>>1113932
And finally Clapham common station for that "Christ it's only a few metres wide" reaction.
A lot of the early city and south London railway tube stations (now part of the northern line) were built like this but only Clapham Common and Clapham north remain with this dangerous island platform.
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>>1113933
Clapham north. Imagine the air currents when two trains pass through at once.
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>>1113922
Its my favourite London station I know
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>>1113948
I travel through it regularly to visit family back in the south west of England. Awaiting new GWR trains to replace the ancient intercity 125s.
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>>1113934
The first time i got off here i was pretty drunk. I kept thinking that i'd fall off as i walked along the platform. I still try to avoid going there.
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>>1113952
GWR's livery is very nice. Some other details like the way the big logo on the HST looks also look nice.
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>>1114227
Also one of the few remaining UK operators to publish an old-schhol timetable book.
I got the current version from a friend who went to London, and he brought it back to America for me.
Great quality info as well.
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>>1114227
One thing I've noticed is that the UK train operators are all suddenly trying to sound old fashioned and hiding branding.
First Great Western became Great Western Railway
First Capital Connect is now Great Northern
Southwest trains is now South Western Railway
Govia Thameslink is just Thameslink

And so on.
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Dunno if non-brits can get this but it's a documentary about paddington station today
http://www.channel5.com/show/paddington-station-247/
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Retiro station, Buenos Aires
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>>1114571
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Got a couple memorable ones from Romania.

This one's from Ioaniș.
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>>1114682
Băniţa.
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>>1114684
Nădlac.
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>>1114685
And Gura Motrului.
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>>1104943
RIP Penn Station
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>>1114693
The best station in the Western Hemisphere
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>>1114694
It was too good for this world. Goodbye
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>>1114697
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>>1114705
Aaaaand this is the ugly shit what replaced it. Anyways, sorry about my monologue about the old Penn Station; it's one of those things that give me a huge nostalgia boner. Anyways, slow thread so who gives a shit
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>>1114706
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Sydney's Museum station, aka John Bradfield visited London and Paris and couldn't decide which underground he liked most.
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it's just a hotel now, but this is Nashville's Union Station
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interior
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>>1114785
ATLs Peachtree Center Station has the bare granite (?) on the platform, I think it's cool
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>>1114789
the platform is far below the surface and IIRC the escalators are the longest in the state. The tunnel is built in a sort of science-fiction style, it looks nice
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Kingscote Station.
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>>1105095
>crush hour
well played anon
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>>1114790
Reminds me of the escalators at Angel on the London Underground
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>>1115308
Or Porter Square in Cambridge, MA
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>>1105337
I prefer Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to be honest with you famalam

That's the one I went to when I went to Prague
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>>1105656
Victoria is okay, I like the fact it has the McD's upstairs so I can eat a double cheeseburger while waiting for my train

The McD's is usually much quicker to get a burger at than the ones at Waterloo station

As for whether I prefer Victoria or Waterloo as a station... eh, I dunno. I go to Victoria because Southern is cheaper than South West Trains. I guess South West Trains is preferable to take though, because it's quicker back to where I live.
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>>1110554
>>1110555
It's a word filter, if you type "cuck" in capitals then it comes out as "kek"

Anyway. Right winger here. I think it's a valid point, why the fuck is a station in France naming itself after an American black woman who rode a fucking bus?

It truly is cucked. We need to revere white people. If we don't do that then we're fucked.
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>>1115461
you can only name so many things after your own national heroes, and especially in big cities coming up with new names is not that easy. Here in Germany pretty much every city will have things named after non-Germans, like Kennedy, Juri Gagarin, Edison, Salvador Allende, Eisenhower or Ghandi. Look at this quarter at the outskirts of Berlin that's just named canadian things for no particular reason.

Anyway, if you look at Gare Rosa Parks in particular, you'll find that in its vicinity are places and things named after french artists and resistance members, as well as artists and dissidents from all over the world (Cesária Évora, Lounès Matoub, Tristan Tzara etc), so it fits quite neatly.
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>>1115531
Even among those, Alma is a very odd choice.
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>>1115461
Right-wingers don't have valid points
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>>1115531
>Not just numbering your streets
>Not naming streets after different types of trees
>Not naming streets after different types of birds
>Not naming streets after different names

TOP C U C K
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>>1114119
Mate I used to work in Clapham and I got the tube to Clapham Common every single day

Man, takes me back

It's a good area to be honest
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>>1115347
Lots of tube stations have very long escalators, Holborn is quite long for instance
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>>1115531
>Look at this quarter at the outskirts of Berlin that's just named canadian things for no particular reason.
Couldn't that be because of Allied occupation of Berlin after the war? That seems like the most obvious explanation to me.

Because all the streets in East Berlin were named things like Karl-Marx-Straße weren't they?

I'm a Britfag and we definitely don't have streets called "Düsseldorf Street" and "Hamburg Road".

>>1115571
A leftie with no intelligent arguments, what a surprise!
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>>1104610
Indeed, Westminster is cool. All of the structural stuff supports the weight of Portcullis House above.

>>1104647
Brit here, shut the fuck up, literally nobody ever ever ever calls it "Elizabeth Tower", it's a fucking joke, ever since I was born the building was referred to by everybody as "Big Ben" so fuck off
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>>1115582
all these things also exist, like pic related with game.

>>1115587
Teltow is Brandenburg, so ex-GDR. My best guess is that the quarter was built by a canadian investor after the reunification or something.
And of course East Germany is filled with tributes to prominent leftists like Marx, Engels, Bebel, Zetkin, Luxemburg, Lasalle etc. Most stalinist names were changed though.

Yeah, thats pretty uncommon here too, except for twinned towns or foreign capital cities.
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>>1113922
>>1113924
St. Pancras used to be awful, but it's possibly now one of the most beautiful train sheds in the UK.
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>>1105813
Wow, that's really nice !

This is Rome.
There's another Rome station that's better looking on the outside, but much less used and not taken care of
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>>1114789
>bare granite
Hope it is well ventilated.
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I visited grand central and Penn in new York they where cool but the rest of new Yorks metro is a fucking dive.

But Tokyo station underground is a fucking maze. This here is just Tokyo station. I can walk to 10 Tokyo metro stations without going above ground. It's fucking crazy. If I was going to make a n scale of just the underground that connects to Tokyo station it's over 2,000sqft.
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>>1115587
This is not your containment board
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>>1115625
St. Pancras is fucking amazing, I used to use it all the time for going up north

Probably the best station in the UK, certainly the nicest station I've ever used
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>>1113929
>once the western terminus of the GWR
It's now Cardiff Central right? I'm guessing
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>>1115688
And neither is it yours commie faggot, I was only responding to commies telling them they're fucking idiots. Fuck off.
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>>1115709
>hurr durr liberals can't make a coherent argument other than insults
>commies are fucking idiots but i can't explain why
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>>1115710
I'm not having a fucking political argument on here, fuck off back to leftypol
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I'm biased, because I've literally only ever used it for romance, but I think 30th Street Station is the best building in Philadelphia.
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This mural is /n/ as fuck, by the way. It's called The Spirit of Transportation. Depicts, starting from the left, a brief history of American transit.

It's hard to see in photos, but to the right are allusions to trains and planes.
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>>1115717
I feel like this was used in a movie. Dark Knight Rises maybe? For the bank scene? Or was that something else?

Looks cool anyway

>>1115718
Is this an Injun chap?
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>>1115720
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>>1115724

Angel of the Resurrection.

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Railroad_World_War_II_Memorial
>It commemorates the 1,307 Pennsylvania Railroad employees who died in World War II.
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>>1115724

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30th_Street_Station
>The station was featured in the 1981 film Blow Out, the 1983 film Trading Places, the 1985 film Witness, the 2000 film Unbreakable, the 2010 video game Heavy Rain, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Episode 7, and the 2015 film The Visit.
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>>1115717
30th Street is comfy. I took the NR from Washington to Philly when I was back east this summer and was somewhat expecting a dump for Philly's station. I was blown away.
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>>1104510
>the public transport links are shit
It's consequences of Berlin's history, but you gotta start somewhere if you want your main railway station where you want it.
At least now there is that tram since a few years. And in another few years, Hauptbahnhow will be connected to the tube network, hurray!
http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/metros/berlin-line-u5-tunnelling-complete.html
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>>1113932
There are very very few tube stations in the world that are underground and have natural light, right?
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Dubulti in Jūrmala, Latvia.

1/2

Heck, there's not a single picture on the internet where you could see its true beauty.
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2/2
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>>1115727
I see, cool, thanks

>>1115729
I've seen Trading Places so maybe that's it

>>1115733
The Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines are very close to the surface

Picture related
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>>1115736
>>1115738
That little truck is real qt, but the station is post-apocalypse tier.
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>>1115650
We got two stations on the same scale in paris, one is constantly in renovation and looks like a cyberpunk abomination, the other is more comfy but still can get lost easily.

pic related is the more ghoulish part of the abomination.
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>>1115708
The "GWR" doesn't really exist now, it's just a trunk of a much wider network
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>>1115727

F
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>>1115868
I don't think they quite understand the concept of a chin strap
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>post-apocalypse tier
Are you referring its design or its shape? Regarding the latter, it was recently renovated and now serves also as an art space, but I wouldn't say it has ever been decrepit.
It's well one of the most notable surviving soviet modernist buildings in the country.
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>>1115904
And here's Riga central station as it originally was (alright, maybe not particularily stunning architecture, yet spacious and all)...
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>>1115907
...before it was reconstructed into a fuglier shopping centre at the turn of the millenium.
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>>1115904
Latvia was a mistake.
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>>1115962
Introducing capitalism in former Soviet territories was a mistake.
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>>1115907

Pretty decent for a train station. It's no LA Union, but hey, function over form.

Is it a terminal (i.e. one way track with buffers at the end) or do the tracks run both ways?

Pic is San Francisco's only train station (not counting the cesspits known as MUNI and BART). It used to have a much nicer one, but it was torn down in the 70s because of it was almost 80 years old and they built a more austere one in its place.
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>>1114234
>Southwest trains is now South Western Railway
That's because of a franchise change
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>>1104830
Shinjuku Station is the Dark Souls of railway stations
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>>1105466
If it wasn't such a massive disruption to everything, they should just demolish the whole thing and start over
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>>1104830
I have got lost almost every time I had to transfer from one company’s line to another’s. After a few days, I started going to other stations to transfer because I got fed up with it.

And a special shout out to Shibuya station for having a horrible layout. This is a guidepost that says which way to go for a lot of the exits, and it’s probably the only directional sign in the whole area NOT in English.
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>>1109273
That’s cool they have that big map showing the train routes you could theoretically take from there to Europe. Dorasan station almost looks like my town’s station but slightly bigger and I like Dorasan. I’ll have to visit it when I get a break for the holidays.
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>>1109270
I don't think anyone's posted Best Korea yet?
not that I have a personal memory of them, but the photos certainly are memorable
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>>1116100
In order to be memorable, one would require a memory of their trip.
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I love the Victorian iron work at London St Pancras.
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Blackfriars is cool. It's a bridge.
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>>1116038
>Is it a terminal
No, it's a through station.
There's hope that it'll get nicer (even though the commercial space is not likely to shrink) within the next decade while being reconstructed to become part of RailBaltica european gauge line.

Our northern neighbours have a terminal station in their capital though. And some newer trains.

>>1115962
>>1116031
Go back to /pol/
Also the Baltics were independent, capitalist states *before* they were included in the USSR at WW2, fyi.
What was a mistake was the USSR itself, but that's what history is like. Mistakes happen.
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And Vilnius central station is an impressive Stalin era monstrosity.
1/3
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3/3

It's even cosy in a way.
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>>1104550
omg this
six gorillion times the leipzig hbf <3
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I find the Logroño station very beautiful. It's where I said goodbye to my ex for the last time
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yo, check out these cutaways
http://londonist.com/london/transport/london-cutaways
some of them are more photographic looking
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>>1116194
>Our northern neighbours have a terminal station in their capital though.
Yup, we have! All the trains to Helsinki ends up here.

There's a plan though put the suburban rail to a undeground tunnel loop that starts and ends at Pasila.
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>>1116405
The station's sound- and PA system has had some technical problems though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8icGI26PZs
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>>1116405
by "neighbours"'I was referring to tallinn from a latvian's perspective, but you guys have one truly nice pile of granite there!

now, who are these blokes and why are they there?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb9pW9O67Js
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>>1116768
These are stone dudes a re ''Kivimiehet'' (Stone Men). Originally called ''Lyhdynkantajat'' (Lantern carriers/messengers) and are just a sculpture made to the station when it was built. Nowadays the stone men are part of Finnish Railways and is kinda a ''mascot''.

Pic related when Kiss was having a gig in Finland.

More commercials: VR 150 years old, she's carrying a stone because it's old and has saw every person in finland etc. just like the stone men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta96HD3MYuI
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>>1116954
So they don't have any symbolic meaning or anything, the architect just decided to decorate the facade with some random blokes, right?
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>>1104830

I can attest to the clusterfuck this station is , I transferred through this station every day when I visited since I was staying at a place off the Odakyu line. Thankfully the Odakyu and JR lines were pretty close to eachother.
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The entire budapest metro line 1 is memorable




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